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20 December 2016 @ 10:04 am
Video Game Memories Driving Me Nuts  
I've searched a bit on Google and Wiki, but my brain is all worn out trying to find the right keywords to sift out the right game from all the similar games. So, longshot question time while my brain recharges!

Right! So, I played this game sometime between the mid-90's and early to mid-00's.
It was a PC game.
It maaaay have had King or Kingdom in the title.

In this game you ran a kingdom. I believe you needed to acquire gold or resources in order to purchase and level up various buildings. Which buildings and in what order was part of the strategy of the game.

A lot of the buildings generated various minions who could protect your kingdom from invaders or monsters or some sort of threat. I remember a wizard tower, some sort of cleric/healer/priestess building, a foresty tangle that made druidy? dudes, some monks, maybe? who were like sun-themed? All of the minions and their buildings had a pretty unique style and even though they were basically cannon fodder, the game gave them all neat names that matched their theme. (You could rename them all Bob if you wanted, but they started with fun names. The foresty guys had especially weird names like "Piquant Ant" which I only remember because that's how I learned the word piquant!) I have a vague feeling that you might have been inviting/hiring these diverse groups to help protect your kingdom.

There was also a building that I think generated Heroes (or where you could hire/train them) who might have been stronger than the regular minions and you probably sent them off to do Hero Missions.

I think the way the game worked was you would pick a "level" to play and then you would have x amount of time to set up your kingdom before stuff started happening. And you'd lose if all your minions died or your castle got destroyed. Something like that. I only played this game briefly and it was aaaages ago. But it looked pretty cool and it was a little silly and I remember it fondly enough that I wish I could remember it properly!

So...any of this vague mess ringing any bells?
 
 
 
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on December 20th, 2016 06:10 pm (UTC)

Is it Majesty? I enjoyed that one a lot.

the catherdparadoxhorizon on December 20th, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yes! Man, it looks like I forgot a lot of stuff about the game, but you got it! Thanks a bunch!


Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on December 20th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)

Awesome! You're welcome. I really played this game way too much, but it was so much fun from the Sean Connery soundalike to all the missions. There was a sequel too, although it took almoat ten years to be released :)