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Once Upon a Knight (Windows)

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Description

Knightshift is a hybrid of the RPG and the RTS genre. The singleplayer RTS part consists of three campaigns, in a fantasy setting. During the campaigns, you characters gather items, develop skills and can level their stats to gain new abilities.

In the RPG mode, you can explore a larger selection of maps, quests, actions and enemies. This mode features improved character development with new skills and the ability to hire new characters or trade items.

In the multiplayer mode, servers support up to 65.000 players through the EarthNet® server system. Every player on the server has his/her own account protected by a password. With each server account up to 8 self developed RPG characters with their own inventory, skills and level ups can be managed. League and Companion MP matches are supported. MP matches are possible in RTS Battle, RTS destroy structure and RPG adventure mode with predefined or self created maps and mods.

Screenshots

Once Upon a Knight Windows Building a village in the RTS mode.
Once Upon a Knight Windows Some part of the action takes place in underground dungeons. Switch views quickly with the Tab key.
Once Upon a Knight Windows This is Prince John, hero of the singleplayer RTS campaign.
Once Upon a Knight Windows A mighty portal covers the surroundings with red smoke. Quite some detail has been put in the environment.

Alternate Titles

  • "骑士往事" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Рыцари за Работой" -- Russian spelling
  • "Polanie II" -- Polish title
  • "Once Upon a Knight - Heroism. Sorcery. Cows." -- title with tagline
  • "KnightShift" -- European title

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User Reviews

An RPG that does have a small touch of flaws Arejarn (786) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
RPG as in "Really Poor Gaming" Jacques Guy (55) 0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars

The Press Says

ComputerGames.ro Oct 03, 2003 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Oct 14, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Withingames Oct 11, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Komputer Świat GRY Dec, 2003 4.64 out of 6 77
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2004 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Oct 11, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Fragland.net Feb 11, 2004 68 out of 100 68
Joystick (French) May, 2004 5 out of 10 50
CanardPC Apr 28, 2004 4 out of 10 40
GameSpy Nov 03, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
new game group: Polanie series 3 chirinea (33588)
Oct 04, 2009

Trivia

Developer Reality Pump announced the sequel KnightShift 2: Curse of Souls, but cancelled it in favour of Two Worlds, a medieval RPG.

Related Web Sites

Sciere (257204) added Once Upon a Knight (Windows) on Oct 11, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (122912)