Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom

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Knights & Merchants is a game very similar to Settlers II, and that's not really a coincidence, as they were made by the same lead programmer, who started his own company (Joymania).

In K&M you start building a base and gain resources, and after that you make an army and try to attack the enemy. It's a mix between a godsim and a RTS game.

The game features resolutions up to 1024x768 with high-detail landscapes in 3D, with 2D-bitmap buildings placed upon it.


Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Click on the people and choose what you wish to do
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Tutorial
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Right-click to make them move
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Oops! Lost...

Alternate Titles

  • "Война и Мир" -- Russian spelling
  • "Vojna i Mir" -- Russian title
  • "Rytíři a Kupci" -- Czech title
  • "Chevaliers et Camelots" -- French title
  • "Cavalieri e Mercanti" -- Italian title
  • "Cavaleiros e Mercadores" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Do I see innovation? Nope. Nice try though. Windows Indra is stressed (20013)
Painfully slow Windows IP Freely (4)
The demo is better Windows Open_Sights (380)
Be a king Windows Buuks (179)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 1998 89 out of 100 89
PC Joker Windows Sep, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Obligement Amiga May, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Windows 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 1998 77 out of 100 77 Windows Dec 01, 1998 15 out of 20 75
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Sep 05, 2002 3 out of 5 60
Spel för Alla Windows May, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Electric Games Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Cancelled add-on

Joymania planned to release an add-on for Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom entitled Mission CD. This add-on was supposed to include new gameplay elements and a lot of new missions. It was canceled because of financial problems at TopWare. What happened to the material that had already been completed is unknown, but it is thought that it was used as base for Knights and Merchants: The Peasants Rebellion.
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