★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: "Exploring Road of Kings is strangely addictive and fascinating." - kaijupop.com

"Road of Kings has a great strategy game aesthetic from its hex-map on down to its hand-drawn character art." - pocketgamer.co.uk

"Road of Kings walks a satisfying line in difficulty, demanding experience to win and ensuring decent replay value." - gamezebo.com

An adventure game where no two journeys are the same! Become the barbarian king! Adventure across a dangerous land where your decisions can, and will, change your fate. Earn your birthright by defeating dangerous foes, forging alliances, and discovering hidden treasures! Inspired by early fantasy board games and RPGs, Road of Kings allows you to experience hours of adventuring on your favorite device.

* Huge open world to explore
* Dozens of unique characters to interact with
* Dynamic world changes based on your choices
* Hundreds of events to challenge your claim of king
* Each adventure is easy to pick up and put down
* No two adventures the same!

PeteOzzy's comments:

01-17-2014, 01:05 AM
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596

This is the upcoming thread for the game. Looked very interesting, could be something a lot of people will enjoy. May buy it as a treat before work!

01-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,226
I thought I was going to have to wait until tomorrow for this, this is a nice surprise.
01-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Hey thanks!

We'll be transitioning to this thread for future updates and Q&A!
01-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Oh wow. I remember this in the upcoming thread. This looked pretty cool! I'll have to check it out!
01-17-2014, 01:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,254
The simple fact that a quick glance at the app description is not quite enough for me to determine exactly what kind of game this is intrigues me.

A trailer and a Pocket Tactics article later, I'm thinking that the actual game might be equally intriguing, and am hitting that buy button as I type.

Vocalist of Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona
01-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,183
This game is the real deal. The depth and scope of those old school "paragraph based" role playing adventure games, but "right sized" for the mobile platform.

Even if some of the same things happen to you over multiple games (as is the nature of this type of game), you never know WHEN it will happen in a given game, or if you will be prepared enough to deal with it!

Also, the story elements are so well interwoven into the game, that you can seemlessly and naturally find yourself on different sides of the same conflict based on how each game plays out. But of course, just because someone ASKS you to help them in this game, it does not mean you HAVE to. The element of choice and consequences of your choices having a real impact is key in this game.

There is just so much to like (read "LOVE") about this game.

Last edited by MrMojoRisin; 01-17-2014 at 01:39 PM.
01-17-2014, 01:45 PM
I'm intrigued but at $3 I'll need a bit more info and more In depth reviews before making a purchase. Definitely interesting though.
01-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,183
Originally Posted by PSquared View Post
I'm intrigued but at $3 I'll need a bit more info and more In depth reviews before making a purchase. Definitely interesting though.
Skip the Big Mac for one meal and get it.

Seriously, though, if the terms "role-playing game", "board game", or "high fantasy adventure" excite you at all, then you should just get this now and thank DSG for making it later.

I'll go out on a limb here and make one more comparison. Think of a game like Lords of Midnight, but A LOT more "user friendly". Even though you are only moving around one party instead of many, it has the same feeling as you explore the land, make friends and enemies, and get stuff, all while working toward a main objective. It even has multiple ways of winning, similar to LoM. It is just nowhere near as abstract or difficult to get into.
01-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,840
And a new cult favorite is released!