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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 The story begins...
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Do your job, guys!
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 engaged (19911)
Painfully slow Windows IP Freely (4)
The demo is better Windows Open_Sights (380)
Be a king Windows Buuks (179)

Critic Reviews

PC Action Windows Aug 19, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Gamezilla Windows Dec 26, 1998 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Obligement Amiga May, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 02, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 1998 77 out of 100 77
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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 12, 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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