Kingdom doesn’t beat around the bush. It says right there in its description that, no matter how good your defences might be, eventually your kingdom is going to be destroyed.
But that doesn’t render it a pointless game. It’s a call to challenge, to repeat play and learn how to improve your kingdom to last longer next time, plus if you don’t play it you’ll be missing out on its beautiful pixel art.
In Kingdom, you play either a king or a queen who rides upon their horse and dishing out the orders. The gold you collect can be thrown to wandering peasants who might then become a farmer or a soldier. You’ll need to both succeed.
The more gold you have the more and bigger defences you can have. And you’ll need them too. As once night falls aggressive creatures will flock to your walls and try to break down everything you’ve created.
Kingdom is out now for Windows and Mac on the various stores listed on its website. It should also be coming to iOS and Android in the future.