What is Of Kings And Men?
Of Kings And Men is an independently developed, third-person multiplayer ‘Persistent Medieval War’ game.
Set in 13th century with both European and Eastern influences, you play as a character in a vast open world full of alliances and conflict, with an emphasis on player-driven experiences.
Whether its fighting 1v1 duels or participating in colossal player-coordinated battles, with over 200 players, there will always be constant warfare for you to be involved in.
Choose your weapon from a variety of Polearms, Spears, Swords, Shields, Axes, Maces, Bows and Crossbows. How you play and your combat style will change depending on your choice in armament. Find your role in Of Kings And Men & let the battles commence!
Battle amongst your allies in large-scale battles with a fluid combat system that is easy to pick up – but difficult to master! You can control the direction of swings and blocks with your mouse and you need quick reactions and an understanding of your immediate surroundings to survive an encounter unharmed.
You will earn a huge variety of different weapon types and armours through our levelling system, that you will be able to swap out and customize, and you will be able to tailor your character around how you want to play, distributing your hard-earned points in what you desire. If you want to be lighter on your feet
You can level up your character to better suit your combat style, however – to really make a difference its your own player skill that matters.
There will be several Battle Modes implemented, where you can team up and fight competitively against other players, each with their own unique maps and objectives assigned. Your personal equipment and statistics will carry over, but also everything you earn in this mode will influence the broader The Epic world; you will earn money for your personal character but also money for your faction that will feed back into the economy of the world to construct new buildings and equipment.
The current Battle Modes we have lined up are:
- Team Deathmatch
– A traditional competitive setup. Players have one life per round and respawn when the round ends and a team has won. Kill or be killed.
- Instant Battle
– For much larger battles, with potentially hundreds playing at a time. Round-based, whichever team is the last standing earns points.
– Capture different areas of the map before the other team. Whoever has the largest overall percentage wins.
- And many more to come!
‘The Epic’ is the Persistent open world featured in Of Kings And Men.
The world of OKAM will be very barren in the beginning, until players start to construct outposts; over time, the more successful outposts will turn into villages, towns, cities. All of that is fully player-controlled and designed. While outposts or small production facilities can be run alone or with a group of friends only, the larger you want to become the more feudal you have to become.
There are various different roles that appeal to different players. There is no actual role classification; you can create characters that specialize in one, or try and do everything.
If you want to become more than a sole wanderer around the land you will either need to form or join a faction. Factions will control areas within the world, sometimes contested, sometimes full control of entire cities.
Of Kings And Men will feature a vast world where players can explore and discover various resources across the land that will benefit both you and your faction.
There will be a constant struggle for power, and you as the players will write your own stories of conquests and Epic battles.
There will be a symbiosis in how war affects the entire world. Fighting battles will earn factions silver to fund crafting better equipment, better defenses, which will then be used to continue this warfare. OKAM will have wars with hundreds of players, going on for extended periods of time, with political struggles inside and outside.
The world of The Epic will consist of ‘rounds’, potentially spanning several months – we are unsure of an exact timespan right now, it will greatly depend on our playerbase.
Whenever a round ends the world is reset, but honor and achievements earned will carry over as part of the history of the world and you may unlock some nice features along the way!
Of Kings And Men is a game about stories written by the players. It is not a survival game.
Whilst you can spend your time wandering the world alone, we believe that the game will best be enjoyed if you have something to explore and fight for, teaming up for great battles that will be recorded in the history of the game.
Developer: Donkey Crew
Location: Belfast (UK) and International
Game type: 3rd person, Medieval, Multiplayer, Open world
When will this game be released?
Of Kings And Men is currently in the Early Access, you can find us on Steam.
What platforms will be supported for Of Kings And Men?
Presently the game is only scheduled to be released for Windows PC, but we shall see what the future holds!
Is this game multiplayer only?
Though a singleplayer mode is something we would love to explore, we have to focus everything on getting that that we are working on perfect, so we can’t split our main goal.
Our emphasis is on a large online multiplayer experience. Whilst you can go through the world as a solo player, you will find the most benefit teaming up with others.
Combat game modes will be purely multiplayer but there will be bots that you can practice against.
Will I be able to create mods for this game?
Coming from a modding background, it is very important to us that people will be able to mod the game and create their own content that they can enjoy.
Unfortunately there are limits to this, in that we don’t want to create situations where players can make the game imbalanced and ruin the experience for others and so we are looking into giving players the opportunity to host their own servers with us where they can have freedom without affecting the core game.
Can I upload recordings of the game online?
Yes – but only if they look good!
How many servers are there?
Our current server are located in Europe, North America (East & West), South America, Australia, Oceania, East Asia, and Japan!