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Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom

Specifications

Title: Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Type: Linux Game
Genre: Management Status:
Category: Management ➤ Colony ➤ Misc. Commercial: ✓
Tags: Strategy; Simulation; City-Building; Settlers; Medieval; Historical; Classic; Oldie Demo:
Released: Not Tracking Package Name:
Date: Extern Repo:
License: Commercial Repo:
Perspective: Third person Package:
Visual: 2.5D Binary:
Pacing: Real Time Source:
Played: Single & Multi PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game): 5 stars
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 11658
Created: 2010-08-20 Updated: 2019-10-06

Summary

[fr]: Un jeu de stratégie médiéval temps réel proche de Settlers, dans lequel le joueur incarne un capitaine Anglais repoussant les rebellions ennemies. Le jeu recréé un royaume fictif du moyen-âge, les éléments et scènes du jeu s'inspirant de la période anglo-saxonne des alentours de 1200 avant J.C. Le joueur endosse le rôle d'un capitaine de l'armée royale. [en]: A strategic economy simulation. In the main, the economics play a major role in this real-time action game. The player can manufacture different products, making use of numerous buildings and producer goods of the Middle Ages period. He can use his serfs to construct and maintain buildings and roads. The economical structuring is very specific.

Videos

Trailer / Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] :

Links

Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About 1 2] [Screenshots 1 2] [Videos t t t g g g g g g g g g] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

Commercial : [Steam]
Technical informations
[Open Hub] [Knights and Merchants (fan site)]

Social
Devs (Joymania Entertainment [en]) : [Site] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Linux port (RuneSoft [fr] [en]) : [Site] [Forums] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

On other sites
[Wikipedia (Chevaliers et camelots) [fr] (Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom) [en]]
[Wikipedia (The Settlers II) [fr] [en]]
[The Linux Game Tome] [Mod DB] [LinuxLinks]

Reviews
[jeuxvideo.com [fr]] [Obligement [fr]] [Uziana] [Inside Mac Games]

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Description [fr]

Un jeu de stratégie médiéval temps réel proche de Settlers, par le studio Joymania Entertainment (portage Linux par le studio RuneSoft), publié par TopWare Interactive.

Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom (Chevaliers & Camelots en Français) est un jeu de stratégie médiéval temps réel proche de Settlers (la gestion de son économie est bien plus complexe que celle d'un jeu de stratégie classique), dans lequel le joueur incarne un capitaine Anglais repoussant les rebellions ennemies.
Le jeu recréé un royaume fictif du moyen-âge, les éléments et scènes du jeu s'inspirant de la période anglo-saxonne des alentours de 1200 avant J.C.
Le joueur endosse le rôle d'un capitaine de l'armée royale. Une conspiration contre le roi le propulse dans une situation dans laquelle il se trouve lui-même responsable de la dernière province royale. Son objectif sera de gagner les faveurs du roi en reprenant les provinces renégates et en écrasant les seigneurs rebelles.

Après de nombreuses batailles, le royaume a été divisé en de nombreuses principautés féodales et comtés.
Les troupes du roi ont été repoussées dans une dernière province royale, et les dirigeants des autres provinces sont engagées dans une terrible et destructrice guerre contre une autre province. La principale terre a basculée dans le chaos et à présent la capitale royale elle-même est assiégée par les armées des seigneurs rebelles ...

Description [en]

The Shattered Kingdom

Story

After many battles, a former kingdom has been divided into many small principalities and earldoms. The kingís troops were pushed back into one last royal province, and the rulers of the other provinces waged terrible, destructive wars against one another. The whole land fell into a state of chaos and now the former royal capital itself is under siege by the armies of the rebel lords. You belong to the last remaining group of loyal kingís men, and have been commanded to go to the king in view of the imminent attack.


Game Scenario

Knights and Merchants recreates the era of the Middle Ages. Apart from the purely fictitious geography of our world, all game elements and scenes are based on the European, but more particularly, the Anglo-Saxon period, around 1200 A.D. We have not used imaginary elements like, for example, fabled creatures. The player takes on the role of a ordinary captain in the Palace Guard. A conspiracy against the king catapults the captain into a situation where he finds himself responsible for the defense of the last royal province. This is all that remains of the shattered kingdom, which has been split into numerous small principalities and earldoms. And now even the king himself, ensconced in his capital, is threatened by enemy armies. This is the starting point of your Middle Ages adventure. Now you, the player, must win back all those provinces which once belonged to your king.


General info about the game system

Knights and Merchantsî can be described as a strategic economy simulation. In the main, the economics play a major role in this real-time action game. The player can manufacture different products, making use of numerous buildings and producer goods of the Middle Ages period. He can use his serfs to construct and maintain buildings and roads. The economical structuring is very specific. You manufacture finished products using various raw materials which go through your production processes. All these manufacturing systems are highly detailed and visually understandable, enabling fast and dependable control of your economy. One result of all your productive labors is the manufacture of weapons and armor. But the logistics, too, are really worth a mention. You decide where and how merchandise will be transported on the network of streets which you yourself have planned and constructed. Your serfs transport all wares between buildings, so your town planning plays a major role in production time per building, and, resulting from that, just how efficient your economy as a whole is going to be. Transported goods are displayed graphically. Each figure in the game has his/her own mission area and carries out individual tasks independently. They donít depend on your commands or actions. You, the player, only give indirect commands for the construction of buildings, streets, corn fields, etc. However, you do have complete control of the military units.

Features

☑ Rich graphics and animations
☑ A realistic combat system
☑ Different types of soldiers each with their own weaknesses
☑ Vast sound effects, all subjects answering in their own distinctive voice
☑ 18 tracks of high quality music
☑ Over 35 hours of gameplay
☑ A very complex economy system
☑ Terrain created using the Gouraud-Shading Routine giving it a 3D look
☑ A statistics menu giving one an overview of the town
☑ Video cutscenes
☑ 20 missions
☑ 10 multiplayer scenarios
☑ Two tutorials to teach you how to build up and fight
☑ Many different buildings and citizens
☑ Supports resolutions of 800x600 and 1024x768

Test [fr]

Test :
Le graphisme est un peu vieillot et la résolution graphique ne semble pas pouvoir être modifiée (en 1024x768), néanmoins les décors et personnages sont assez bien dessinés.
De bons effets sonores mais pas de bande musicale.
L'interface est assez fournie et le gameplay excellent.
Après quelques minutes de jeux vous vous rendez compte que pour progresser avec votre armée, il va vous falloir la nourrir, faute de quoi vos hommes vont commencer à se plaindre et à disparaître par paquets de 10 dans un grand Aaaaaarggghhh qui fait beaucoup rire mon fils :)).
Vu les énormes possibilités du jeu en terme de gameplay, il vous faudra donc investir un minimum de temps pour en maîtriser les arcanes, mais l'on sent bien que cet investissement sera payant par la suite.


Commentaires généraux :
Les distributeurs TuxGames / LGP ayant fermés leurs portes, ce jeu n'est plus disponible à la vente.
Il sort donc de la comptabilisation des jeux Linux. Néanmoins nous conservons cette fiche dans l'alternative où il serait ré-édité en version Linux (Gog.com ?).