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For The King, a strategic RPG with tabletop and roguelike elements has recently left Early Access, it seems they also published the Linux version too.

We've reached out to the developer for a review key, so hopefully we can give it some proper thoughts in good time. At least early indications are that it's quite good, going by what users think of it.

For now, here's the release trailer:

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About the game:

For The King is a challenging blend of StrategyJRPG Combat, and Roguelike elements. Each play through is made unique with procedural maps, quests, and events. Brave the relentless elements, fight the wicked creatures, sail the seas and delve into the dark underworld. None before you have returned from their journey. Will you be the one to put an end to the Chaos?

Fight and die as a party in fast paced and brutal turn-based combat using a unique slot system for attacks and special abilities. Find and gather herbs for your trusty pipe to heal your wounds and cure your maladies. Set up safe camps or brave the horrors that nightfall brings.

You can grab a copy from Humble Store or Steam.

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TheSHEEEP 20 Apr, 2018
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I am very much interested in this, especially the co-op.
Anyone who played it co-op with any experiences?
razing32 20 Apr, 2018
Was there a previous version of this ?
The way that trailer describes it , it almost sounds like an expansion of sorts.
razing32 20 Apr, 2018
Quoting: PatolaThis one bugged me.
I love Strategy, but I loathe roguelike.
I adore Stealth, but I despise procedural generation.
I am addicted to Turn-Based RPGs, but I hate JRPGs with a passion.
Can't decide whether I will have love or hatred for it.

Flip 3 coins ? :D
14 20 Apr, 2018
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Quoting: TheSHEEEPI am very much interested in this, especially the co-op.
Anyone who played it co-op with any experiences?
I didn't even know it had co-op until you mentioned it, so I looked into it more. Steam reviews are mixed on the topic. I watched a co-op Twitch stream for a little bit. I don't know if this'll be my cup of co-op tea. Watching it makes me feel like I'd rather play NWN where each player has freedom of movement.
BabaoWhisky 20 Apr, 2018
Liam, do you know / can you ask to the dev if the game will be available on GoG for Linux version ?
Zephar 20 Apr, 2018
Idea of it being roguelike has some concerns. I loved idea of coop as I have a friend this may be perfect title to play. Anyone know if you can save your progress and continue later?
liberodark 21 Apr, 2018
Actually the game not work on linux have issue
Kuromi 26 Apr, 2018
Quoting: berillionsLiam, do you know / can you ask to the dev if the game will be available on GoG for Linux version ?

Probably Linux version is not on GOG because, according to Steam reviews, linux build is pure crap. Its broken, have problem with launching, and if its launch there is sound and graphical problems. It seems like it wasnt tested at all.
Maybe after some polish...
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