UK-based studio Tributary Games have heralded the launch of King of the Castle on Steam. The online medieval party game sees players band together with up to 3,000 others to steer the fate of a fictional fantasy kingdom, and is available on Steam for £3.99/$US 4.99/€4.99.
Tell me about the King of the Castle
In King of the Castle, players take up the mantle of Monarch or a Noble of the Monarch’s council, hailing from the game’s five unique regions. As the game’s different storylines unfold, both the Monarch and Nobles will have to work together to navigate a bizarre world of power, fantasy, and political intrigue as they reckon with the treacherous – and often hilarious – consequences of steering the fate of a potentially unstable kingdom.
In King of the Castle, one player is the Monarch and others can join as their Council of Nobles. Monarchs can host ‘Party Games’ on Steam for 3-24 players, all of whom can join for free via any device with a web browser; or use ‘Twitch Mode’, where up to 3,000 of their viewers can jump in and play as Nobles directly via their Twitch chat.
Once a Monarch begins a game, joining players will be automatically designated the status of ‘Noble’ and will be assigned a unique homeland. As the story progresses, they’ll be able to vote upon key decisions to influence the kingdom and advance their nefarious schemes. For Twitch-hosted games, Noble players with Twitch accounts can also voice their thoughts using the platform’s chat function to discuss dilemmas faced by the crown, or take on the role of a usurper and plan not-so-secret uprisings right under their ruler’s nose!
King of the Castle Key Features
- Cooperative online multiplayer: Work together with friends or strangers via Twitch or any device with a web browser to steer the fate of your kingdom, tackle unique challenges, and play a key part in its downfall or prosperity
- Write your story: Play through hundreds of unique medieval fantasy stories, each with its own characters, choices, and far-reaching consequences
- Give peace a chance… or not: As a Monarch, balance the competing demands of your Nobles while keeping an eye out for brewing political unrest or revolts.