A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.

Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.

Strategically layout your town to improve your peasants' happiness and to attract new residents. Tax them just enough to fund your castle. Make sure your peasants are fed in the winter and healed of plagues. Build churches to keep them from despair and taverns to keep them happy.  Send woodcutters to collect wood, set up quarries to build your castles, and farm the land efficiently so your town can thrive.

The new land you're settling is at risk of viking invasion. These raiders seek to kidnap and kill your peasants and burn your town to the ground. Use a powerful castle building system using blocks which can be placed anywhere. Towers and walls are dynamically created based on how you stack and arrange them. Archer towers and other weapon emplacements have longer range the higher their tower. Try different layouts to best protect your kingdom and express your glory as a king or queen.

And it all takes place in a beautiful dynamic world with a stylized procedural cloud system and season cycle from summer to winter. A realistic tree growth algorithm simulates the forests. Depending on your needs, wood cutters can clear cut or responsibly manage your forests.


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

kingdoms-and-castles-win32.zip 347 MB
Version 117r7
kingdoms-and-castles-win64.zip 356 MB
Version 117r7
kingdoms-and-castles-osx-universal.zip 367 MB
Version 117r7
kingdoms-and-castles-linux-universal.zip 362 MB
Version 117r7

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Both Steam and GoG get access to the alphas. Any chance of seeing that here?

good game but the update is taking a while.

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Game sucks you can't even play the game


This plays really nicely.

I've been gaming for 40 years (not nonstop...)   and often games likes like these present all the right elements, but  have some flaw in the rule set that limit the fun and make you yell in frustration.   This has no such flaws.

  It's very satisying, not hard to learn and is the first game to keep me at the keyboard late into the night  in  along time.

Well done devs.


Lionshield, I love this game!


Is there no win condition? Went to year 350 on hardest mode and the number of raiders is insane.


I think I made a mistake :/. No Steam key?.


Why would it come with a Steam key? This is Itch.io, not Steam. 

Yes, it would be the first game in Itch.io that comes with a Steam key!. How could I have thought otherwise?.

Thanks for necroing, anyway.


Excellent game, got this on Steam!


Good game nice ! Please add turkish lang


This is a great game, I do not regret that I bought it, I wait for AI with impatience ...! :)