Friday, August 17, 2012

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Kickstarter

It is always a bit of surprise when I'm thoroughly following a game for months only to see them throw up a big surprise like this. Torn Banner Studios just put up a Kickstarter for their multiplayer objective based first person medieval PC game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. They are asking for a relatively small amount, $50,000, and unlike many Kickstarters for video games this one is pretty far along in development already. Specifically they are already in beta and this money is likely just to help them finish the game. Last time I wrote about the game they had just released a developer video that showed off some new content and explained how the objective system is going to work. If you've ever played Age of Chivalry, the source mod, you may recognize the general idea of the game and that it is because it is by the same team that made that popular mod. In Chivalry: Medieval Warfare you will be battering down castle gates, burning villages, throwing siege ladders upon the walls of a great castle and similar objectives on gorgeous maps that will have a succession of objectives. Generally one team is defending and the other is attacking, but if they take some of the ideas from the mod then there will be a few maps where both teams can do a bit of attacking.

The first person combat in Chivalry relies on stamina, blocking, timing and skill. There will be no people jumping around and doing ridiculous moves, more likely you may run into a single enemy soldier and engage in a duel of blades. Of course you can be playing an archer and get surprised by an enemy knight who promptly lops off your head, but every class will have their own unique qualities. They are currently using their Kickstarter as a pre-order option and the game is set to come out this Fall, but I'm sure they will have normal pre-orders after it ends in September. I've always been excited about it, even after watching all of the clunky alpha videos and even after seeing how combat still looks a little jerky, but Chivalry is after an untapped market and no one has yet to create a multiplayer based medieval game that has grand objectives with complicated combat. The Kickstarter has been up for a day or two and they are up to $8,000 already.$25 is the lowest pledge and that will get you the game and some goodies, while $50 will get you early access, beta, among many other things. Check out the Kickstarter video and if you want to see more head on over to the Kickstarter page for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. They also have a new website with some plenty of information and forums.

Thanks for checking this out and I cannot wait to see this game out in the world.
-Written by Sean Cargle


  1. FFS...I'm gonna have to start billing you guys for all the cool games your making me buy.

    Nice one, cheers. I had no idea about this game, and by a fellow Canadian as well!

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