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For The King Gets Un-Cooperative in New Gold Rush Mode

For The King, the cooperative roguelite adventure board game by IronOak Games and Curve Digital, has just received a new game mode about screwing over your friends.

In Gold Rush, players compete to be the first person to gather 100 gold coins for their secret vault. Players can’t directly attack each other and must still work together, but are still only out for themselves. If that means sacrificing a “teammate” to get away with some extra gold, then so be it.

The mode is set in a spoopy new realm called The Midnight Woods, and winners will be awarded with unique cosmetic items they can only acquire in Gold Rush.

The new mode and map aren’t the only things in this latest patch, which also included a ton of mechanical and balance changes that you can read more about here. You can check out the release trailer above.

Here’s a rundown of the new mode:


Gold Rush Mode now available, time to get Un-cooperative!

The King is dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. Now the once peaceful kingdom of Fahrul is in chaos.

With nowhere left to turn and stretched beyond her means, the queen has put out a desperate plea to the citizens of the land to rise up and help stem the tide of impending doom. Set off with your make-shift party, either single player, local, or online co-op. Choose to split your party up and cover more ground, or stick together for protection. A sound strategy can mean the difference between life and death.

For The King is a challenging blend of Strategy, JRPG 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.

Just remember adventurer, you do this not for the riches or fame but for your village, for your realm, For The King!


You can find For The King on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store for $19.99.

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