Niche Spotlight – For The King: A Hybrid SRPG

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In today’s Niche Spotlight, I’d like to talk about For The King, a strategy RPG with roguelike elements that was designed to emulate an adventure board game.

After a rather successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, followed by a short stay in Early Access, the full version of For The King came out back in April for $19.99 on PC. Cody had a chance to meet with IronOak Games and play an earlier build during GDC, and you can check out his hands-on preview here.

He played the game solo during the demo, but it was really designed with co-op in mind, and supports both local and online multiplayer. If you hurry, you can grab a copy on Steam while it’s 33% off during this week’s Midweek Madness.

Here’s a bit more about For The King from its Steam page:

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!

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Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.