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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 Building a road
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows The story begins...
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 Right-click to make them move

Promo Images

Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Screenshot
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Screenshot
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Other In-game character icon
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Other In-game character icon

Alternate Titles

  • "骑士与商人" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "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 was here (20902)
Painfully slow Windows IP Freely (4)
The demo is better Windows Open_Sights (459)
Be a king Windows Buuks (209)

Critic Reviews

PC Action Windows Aug 19, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Gamezilla Windows Dec 26, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Obligement Amiga May, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania.de Windows 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 02, 1998 78 out of 100 78
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Sep 05, 2002 3 out of 5 60
GameSpot Windows Oct 21, 1998 5.5 out of 10 55
Spel för Alla Windows May, 1999 5 out of 10 50
PC Gamer Windows Jan, 1999 43 out of 100 43
Electric Games Windows 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.

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