Epic Games Store now offers the Kickstarter hit, For The King as part of their bi-monthly free to play games. The roguelike RPG was developed by AAA developers, but the game followed an indie like production. “When AAA developers venture out into indie territory, the whole industry wins. For The King is a great example of a game that wouldn’t get made in a traditional publisher setting,” said Gordon Moran, Art Director for IronOak Games.
For The King features turn-based combat and persistent choices, the game aims to deliver the legendary adventures of traditional RPGs all in one single play session. Heroes will need to survive cunning creatures, wicked weather and brutal dungeons as they solve the mysterious death of the king to bring order to the land.
Below is the official description via IronOak Games.
The King is dead, murdered by an unknown assailant. Now the once peaceful kingdom of Fahrul is in chaos. With nowhere left to turn and stretched beyond her means, the queen has put out a desperate plea to the citizens of the land to rise up and stem the tide of impending doom. Will you put an end to the Chaos?
Since the launch of Epic Games Store, the company has been giving away at least two free games every Thursday, subscribers have a week to claim the games, after that, the games will be added to the digital library. Epic Games Store’s free Thursday will end on December 2020.
IronOak Games is an independent video game development studio located in Vancouver, Canada. It was founded in 2015 by three industry veterans who share a passion for board games and RPGs. Their first game, For The King, was successfully crowdfunded in 2015 and later launched on PC in 2018.
Source: Epic Games Store