Arise, mighty monarch, and begin reclaiming your realm in the upcoming Steam Next Fest between February 5th and 12th in preparation for the April 17th launch
Publisher Alawar and developer Egg or Chicken Games have come together to bring to life the soul-stirring adventure of a long-dead monarch. Kingsgrave is a gloomy 2D RPG inspired by the classics with a dash of Metroidvania elements that provide an approachable and satisfying challenge. Tasked with rebuilding a realm that has fallen to ruin, players will traverse the fractured lands to gain more power and combat skills, slay foes created by plague, solve various puzzles, and rebuild villages along the way.
Kingsgrave is launching on Steam on April 17th. In the meantime, eager monarchs can add it to their wishlist and begin reclaiming their realm in the upcoming Steam Next Fest demo event between February 5th and 12th.
Check out the official release date trailer for a look at the adventure that lies ahead:
“When developing a game, it’s crucial to focus on what players cherish and respect. Classics hold a special place in gamers’ hearts, and we aimed to evoke nostalgia with Kingsgrave. To achieve this, we reimagined old gameplay mechanics, visuals, and gameplay, creating a sense of familiarity for players to enjoy a fresh and positive gaming experience while exploring the game’s world and lore.” – Ivan Tesla, Kingsgrave’s Producer
Arise, mighty monarch, from your prolonged slumber. A dreadful disease has struck the kingdom and taken away people’s lives. Your lands have wilted, the rest of the subjects have abandoned their houses, and monsters created by fragments of diseased souls have come in their places, swallowing up all living beings. It is time, king, to awake and unite the fractured lands, vanquish the darkness, and lead your people to prosperity like old times. The fate of your realm depends on you!
- Restore the Kingdom – Unlock new abilities by collecting resources, building houses, and slaying enemies to bring the smallfolk back home. The true power of the king lies in his domains and members – the more you restore, the mightier you become.
- Banish the Shadows – Destroy the plague creatures to save your subjects and clear the lands of rotting monsters to bring life back to the wastelands. Sharpen your combat skills and obtain more powerful equipment to overcome formidable adversaries.
- Explore a World in Ruin – Go through traverse woods, deserts, volcanoes, and other biomes in the handcrafted interconnected world. Solve cunning puzzles, uncover hidden paths, and navigate treacherous terrain. The path is filled with challenges and wonders, a journey worthy of a true king.
Monarchs can begin rebuilding their realm during Steam Next Fest between February 5th and 12th while they wait for the April 17th launch. In the meantime, players are encouraged to add it to their Steam wishlist and stay up to date on Kingsgrave by visiting the Alawar website, following on X/Twitter, or joining other kings in Discord.