Developer: Transhuman Design
Reviewed by: Katalist
If you are a fan of awesome indie games such as Minecraft, Terraria, FTL, and Bastion, then this should be next on your list.
King Arthur's Gold can best be described as a cross between Team Fortress 2's online and Terraria. You are probably asking yourself, "How can a game be a mix of those two?" Well, let me tell you how, it has the look and feel of Terraria (you also dig and build things), but on the flip side, it is very multi-player oriented with big team battles going on like Team Fortress 2. It’s a very unique game.
The game is still being worked on and is not fully finished yet, but even as it is right now, it’s a heck of a lot of fun and worth checking out. There are some small things that could be improved (the soundtrack is a little lacking), but overall this is a very well made game.
This is not a game that will hold your hand and tell you everything that the game offers. Much like Terraria and Anno, you might be a little overwhelmed at first and not sure what to do. There is a tutorial that helps, but also don't be scared to check out the Wiki page and some Youtube videos for tips. This is one thing I love about a lot of the indie games because finding new things out for yourself is very rewarding.
The gameplay here is fun and quickly addictive, and if you buy the game you can play a mode called Zombie Fortress (who doesn’t like a zombie mode?). You have to stay alive as long as you can as waves of zombies keep coming and coming.
Updates have been plentiful from what I’ve seen and there looks to be many more to come. You can try this game out for free but if you buy it you get a bunch more. I suggest paying the small fee and trying out everything the game has to offer.
When you jump online to play against others you can pick between an Archer, a Builder and a Knight. Each class offers different ways to play and takes some time clocked to master. It is very easy and quick to hop online, pick a server and a class, and begin playing. You can of course start offline as well.
At the end of the day, I would recommend this game to anyone who is looking for some fun, new multi-player action. There is some fun to be had playing solo, but the meat and potatoes of this game is definitely the multi-player modes. Pick up the game for yourself and maybe get a friend or two to jump online with you. The game is not going to be for everyone, but I think there is definitely a crowd for King Arthur’s Gold.