£6,525 Will Make a Great Game Better

By Luke Plunkett on at

Remember Kingdom? It was a revelation, a free side-scrolling strategy game that only let you control a single unit. It was a little basic, but then, that was part of the appeal, so it'll be interesting to see what happens when it evolves into something a little grander.

Dutch indie Thomas van den Berg has taken the game to Kickstarter, with plans to turn the browser title into something with a little more meat on its bones.

The basic premise - ride around as the King gathering peasants and building defences - remains, but the slider on everything else is getting pushed up. There'll be weather that effects gameplay. More people, more animals. Fire.

He's also adding a forest to either side of your fortification, in which you can have random encounters and earn stuff like perks and technology advances.

He's asking for €8,000 (£6,525), with plans for an iOS release, with Android and PC to follow. You can back it below. And remember, if you're curious, this thing is already playable in its original form.