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Fit For a King is a Henry VIII sim where you can marry and execute everything

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Henry VIII lived large. He got through six wives, founded his own Church so he could get divorced and pretty much executed everyone. He also liked tennis. Fit For a King is a Henry VIII simulator that tries to capture some of that life and the result is something that looks like Ultima but reminds me more of Reigns

As king or queen of 16th century England, you need to compete with your rival, get disgustingly rich by collecting taxes and finding chests, execute and marry whatever you want—apparently even inanimate objects—and, if you're feeling bored, reform the church. The formation of the Church of England is literally a button away. 

There are 26 royal commands for you to make, from playing the lute to shaking up religion, and you can rewrite England's laws, creating a perfect kingdom or ruining it with your terrible decisions. If you've always wanted to make a horse a priest, now is your chance. The most important thing is you end up rich and France ends up humiliated. 

Kitfox Games' (Boyfriend Dungeon, Shrouded Isle) Tanya X. Short and designer Brent Ellison have conjured up this royal adventure, and you'll be able to pick it up for yourself when it arrives on Steam on September 5.

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.