Kingdoms and Castles Builds Bigger with the Infrastructure & Industry Update
In a world often filled with alien invasions and epic battles, city-building games serve as a tranquil retreat where the greatest challenge is perfecting your architectural prowess. Adding a healthy dose of medieval fantasy to the mix, Kingdoms and Castles, the game that has already captivated over 1.3 million players, returns with a substantial update and a fantastic deal to match.
American developer Lion Shield, fresh off announcing their upcoming title Nova Roma, is excited to present the “Infrastructure & Industry” update for their debut city-building game, Kingdoms and Castles. Fans of the genre will be delighted to learn that this update offers expanded building options tailored to deal with late-game needs.
The new features of this update, many of which have been inspired by community suggestions, include larger versions of existing structures to aid in city planning. These improvements include bigger Treasure Rooms and Produce Storage buildings, both of which now have over double their previous storage capacity. Players can also look forward to expanded Iron Mines and Quarries, offering increased mineral output at the expense of additional workers and tools.
Beyond these sizeable upgrades, the Charcoal Maker, Reservoir, and Tavern also receive significant expansions. A smaller, more compact religious building, the Chapel, will also make its first appearance, providing a versatile alternative to the larger Church structure.
Aside from the building changes, the “Infrastructure & Industry” update also introduces some Steam Deck quality-of-life enhancements and balance tweaks. You can dive into the comprehensive list of modifications in the official patch notes.
Coinciding with this generous update is an enticing offer for those yet to try Kingdoms and Castles. The game will be available at a hefty 40% discount off the base price as part of Steam’s Daily Deal, and the offer will continue throughout the following week.
Kingdoms and Castles is accessible on PC via Steam and GOG * with an MSRP of $14.99 / £11.39 / €12.49.
Lion Shield, founded by high school friends Peter Angstadt and Michael Peddicord, made its debut with Kingdoms and Castles. The studio holds firm to its core values of player creative expression, strategic decisions, and beauty in all their projects. Their newest endeavour, Nova Roma, promises to maintain these principles in a city-building game set in Ancient Rome.
So, whether you’re a seasoned city builder or a curious newcomer to the genre, it’s time to don your construction hat and enter the world of Kingdoms and Castles. How will you embrace these grand new features in your medieval kingdom? What’s the first big infrastructure change you’ll make? Let us know in the comments below, or come share your ideas with us over in the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord. We can’t wait to see your creative and strategic minds at work!
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