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Enigmatic medieval sidescroller Kingdom releases this month

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There's quite a bit of buzz around the enigmatic Kingdom (opens in new tab), and one of those buzzing sounds came from James Davenport, who seemed pleased (opens in new tab) to get his hands on the game at the end of September. Back the, he said the game would likely release "this fall", and what do you know, he was right. Kingdom is indeed (opens in new tab) out this fall/Autumn, on the most fally, Autumny date of all: October 21.

Kingdom is a game about managing a kingdom. Which is to say, it's a game about recruiting loads of followers, and paying them with giant, gleaming coins to make or do stuff for you. It's also, when the night comes, a game about fighting monsters, who always insist on ruining a lovely muddy medieval land.

Kingdom started life as a small browser game back in 2013 (opens in new tab), and now it's something bigger and more inscrutable that you'll be able to buy with your own virtual coins, either on Steam (opens in new tab) or on the Humble Store (opens in new tab).

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.