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Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Tutorial
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Title screen
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Click on the building to know what is inside
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows The story begins...

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. Indra is here (19699) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
The demo is better Open_Sights (380) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Painfully slow IP Freely (4) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Be a king Buuks (179) unrated

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1998 89 out of 100 89
PC Action Aug 19, 1998 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania 1998 80 out of 100 80
CyberJoy Nov 28, 1998 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Sep 02, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 01, 1998 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Oct 21, 1998 5.5 out of 10 55
Electric Games 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 12, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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.
Erwin Bergervoet (302) added Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom (Windows) on Jan 17, 2001
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