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A little castle building and AI conquering on the go? Kingdoms and Castles already worked great on Linux with the Native version and now it should be great on the Steam Deck too. Only recently they put out a huge update to the game with AI Kingdoms too.

The developer said they "worked hard to implement intuitive gamepad controls that make it easy to build and manage your kingdom and we've tweaked the UI to work well for the Deck's screen size". It won't mess with anyone using a mouse so no worries there but it also means on PC overall you get gamepad support if you want it. You just need to tick Console Controls in the options (default on Deck).

Here's a short demo of it:

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Additionally they've teased these are coming next for the game:

  • Fixing bugs - you may have noticed a few small hotpatches over the past few weeks, more to come soon.
  • New stuff for the AI Kingdoms based on your feedback so far (for example, getting that pesky aggressive AI to stop asking for tribute after defeating them in a war, and being able to demand tribute yourself).
  • VR version of the game - this is well underway and feels really cool. We'll have some progress to show here soon.

You can find Kingdoms and Castles on Steam, GOG and itch.io.

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KROM Jun 27, 2022
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Nice to hear. Another timesink, yay. :D
I wonder about the VR version. I have no idea how you would play such a kind of game in VR, but I'm eager to find it out.
Purple Library Guy Jun 28, 2022
Quoting: KROMNice to hear. Another timesink, yay. :D
I wonder about the VR version. I have no idea how you would play such a kind of game in VR, but I'm eager to find it out.
Wouldn't you crush buildings as you walked around deciding what to build?
hardpenguin Jun 29, 2022
Always impressed by continuous updates for this game
randyl 4 years Jun 29, 2022
Quoting: hardpenguinAlways impressed by continuous updates for this game
Agreed. Remarkably they have done so in a way that hasn't ruined earlier ways to play.
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