Kingdom New Lands is the latest free game out of the Epic Games Store’s library!
Epic Games is at it again as they present their latest free offering from their library — Kingdom New Lands. The game is now available for free starting today until June 13th. Remember, you get to keep this game even after the said expiry date.
Kingdom New Lands is the second entry into the Kingdom series of Thomas van den Berg and Marco Bancale and publisher Raw Fury. Released as a reworked version of the original, New Lands became available back in August 2016. The game is side-scrolling kingdom-building simulation in 2D pixel fashion. The player controls a king or queen thrusted on an island and tasked to recreate a kingdom and defend it from invading monsters. Controls are pretty simple as the map is only divided into two sides — Left and Right. So, players simply direct their king or queen to the desired side.
Rebuilding the kingdom requires coin, which is gathered by killing game (deer and rabbits) and/or by building farms. Gathered coins are then used to hire soldiers, builders, farmers and the construction of various base defenses and buildings. The game has a day and night cycle, where day time is relatively peaceful while nighttime signals the arrival of portal creatures. These portal creatures strip soldiers, builders, and farmers of their tools when they come in contact with them. Effectively, returning your hired men back into wandering travelers.
The game ends when your monarch’s crown gets stolen by these portal creatures, which happens once they get in contact with the monarch without any remaining gold. In the original game, a player wins by destroying the main portals on both sides. In New Lands, however, players are now given access to travel to a different island by rebuilding a ship.
Apart from island travel the game also introduced a slew of new features such as different type of mounts, a hard mode, and much-needed balance changes. You can grab a copy of it here.