Niche Games Spotlight – Kingsway


Published by Adult Swim Games, Kingsway is a roguelike RPG set inside of a fake operational system. This is a bit of an underrated title, so it should be right at home in our spotlight section.

The game was developed by Andrew Morrish, of Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe fame. He’s a regular when it comes to Adult Swim’s game publishing endeavors, but his titles tend to fly under the radar.

I also recently previewed UFO: Unidentified Falling Objects, another upcoming title developed by Morrish. It serves as a spiritual successor for one his games, and you can read my preview right here.

You can read more about Kingsway below:

Kingsway is the #1 operating system for daily tasks such as skeleton smashing and loot-organizing. Trouble sorting through all your potions and swords? Don’t worry! Kingsway can help you manage, and with an easy to use interface you’ll have time leftover for a peaceful stroll through the underworld.

Kingsway is an RPG in which you use a mock operating system to manage your adventure. Every element of the game is a part of the operating system. Enemies and traps are popups, backpacks are the file folders where you organize your items, and quests are emails. The world of Kingsway is randomly generated every time you play, and death is permanent.

Choose from various character types each with their own special skills.

Discover a strange land of monsters, bandits, and other adventurers.

Choose to be good or evil by choosing to help your fellow adventurers, defeating powerful monsters, or steal and murder your way to the top.

Defeat enemies and plunder crypts and caves for treasure.

Complete Quests for extra special treasure.

Organize the interface to suit your play style.

The game does a lot with the OS mechanics, staying really faithful to the interface of older Windows operational systems, but in a relatively streamlined way that doesn’t actually require you to learn a whole new OS from scratch.

Kingsway is a really fun (and difficult) fantasy RPG. It manages to do a lot with its premise without overcomplicating things. It definitely scratches the itch for a classic title but in a very unique way.

You can watch me play some of Kingsway below:

Kingsway is available on Microsoft Windows (through Steam).

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Fan of skeletons, plays too many video games, MMO addict, soul-like and character action enthusiast.

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