Knock on the Coffin Lid is a game about a warrior who has risen from the dead. K.O.T.C.L. is a game this a mixture of atmospheric roguelike with RPG elements. For RedBoon studio this is the first project. Indie developers are investing in the game as much as possible and constantly delighting us with updates. Their efforts do not go in vain. Knock on the Coffin Lid is already loved by many players.
The game has received high marks at several Indie Cup20 Critics’ Choice Award events, Indie cup’21 Nominations Best PC Game, Best Audio, Best Art, People’s Choice, Indie Blast 2021 Best Gameplay, and Best PC Game Xsolla.
K.O.T.C.L. is easy to learn, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to play. You’ll have to step into the role of a strong knight, a Lycan werewolf, or a brave girl, solve the mystery of their death and find out what happened to the world while they were dead. In Knock on the Coffin Lid you can die literally on the second step, after the resurrection. The journey process takes you around the map. You try to complete quests and defeat enemies. The game is interesting in passing its plot and stories. The characters narrate what is happening in beautiful expressions, drawing you into the world of K.O.T.C.L.
In the game, the protagonist is offered alternate versions of the story. You have to read every sentence of the other characters and analyze them to choose the best solution and stay alive. But remember, every decision you make determines what awaits you next. All through the game and quests, you are only hinted at the answers, but you have to find them yourself. This is very interesting. Will you understand the veiled suggestions of the wanderers or will you take a wrong turn…
While you play Knock on the Coffin Lid, Mortis, the one who resurrected the protagonist, will tell the story of Percival’s world. Don’t forget that after each death our hero, will lose everything he had, forget about the past and start his journey all over again. The course of events is very changeable and therefore unpredictable. Any little thing can radically change everything, so each next attempt will not be like the previous one. Try to remember the place where you found the good equipment. After you die, you’ll have to go there again. Try to live as long as you can. Because the more you live, the more you will see. All of your skills are sure to help you in the next life. In K.O.T.C.L., all the defeats and restarts of the game are seamlessly integrated into an interesting and twisted storyline
You can find a lot of different equipment, collect a dozen of sets, choose items that will combine well with each other, and turn your hero into a real warrior, who will have to control the fate of the world.
Quests and daily activities in Knock on the Coffin Lid await you. The game mechanics include unique trophies, maps, opponents, and even dungeons!
Naturally, battles are at the core of this game. They are also based on a turn-based card system. You will have a huge number of different cards at your disposal that you can use at your discretion. Each card is unique, and each one will allow you to gain an advantage over your enemies during the fight. As you progress through the game, you’ll be able to open, unlock and find over 150 unique cards.
The boss fights await you: 12 bosses and 2, special, hardcore bosses that won’t let you get bored. And also 4 biomes with their unique inhabitants and conflicts.
All the opponents and bosses are not invented for nothing, each has its own story. For example in the quest Bounty Hunter, you have to defeat the Golden Buffalo. The buffalo or American buffalo is a symbol of abundance and material prosperity. One of the lessons taught by the woman in the buffalo’s skin is that you will have to use all your efforts in the right direction and be accompanied by the right prayers. With a combination of your efforts and divine support, you can get everything you need to live. In the case of the bison, the hump represents the abundance we can gain. The fact that the hump is at shoulder level means that we must make our efforts to do so. The shoulders are a symbol of overcoming life’s difficulties. On the shoulders lies a heavy burden or a well-deserved reward.
In Crimson Steppes, there are God of War references when you get through – Taming the Serpent. You’ll fight Spartan-like characters – heroes with shaved heads and red body tattoos.
In the last location, you’ll get a taste of American Gothic. RedBoon combined the characters from a painting by American artist Grant Wood. We will see two characters, a farmer with his daughter in the background of a house. The characters are full of resentment or indignation.
At the end of the journey, you will reach the Northern Gate. This place is the goal of your journey. The Northern Gate adds many different effects that can be applied to you: burning, dizziness, and forgetfulness. As always you will be met with random events, you will have to fight to the death with crossbowmen and demons. At the end of the journey, you’ll experience your worst fears in a battle with bosses, and the final horror is a battle with the one who owns the domain – the boss Sigismund.
To develop even more interest, the guys have launched a mode – Nightmares of Millennials. You’ll be playing the usual characters, but in modified game conditions with additional complications. You’ll each have 8 Lunge and Reflection cards, as well as 2 Thunderstrike cards. In addition, the reckless throwing of cards will lead to the impossibility of protracted battles – cards will be very expensive. In addition to these conditions, there will be several other complications in Libra. These cannot be removed, but you can add your own, both positive and negative. As a reminder, the more negative ones, the more multiplier points you get. We’re sure you can figure even that out.
Trick the bosses or show mercy. Enjoy a thrilling game Knock on the Coffin Lid.