Train2Game interview: Neocore Games on the making of King Arthur II: The Role-playing wargame - Part 1
recently caught up with
, developer of
King Arthur II: The Role-playingwargame
, an RTS and RPG hybrid that was released through
,or on theTrain2Game Scribd page. Part 2 will be published shortly.
Hi there, first of all, Tell us a bit about Neocore Games?
NeocoreGames is a computer and video game publishing and production company with adevelopment studio located in Hungary. We are developing strategy games for PC since 2005, our
previous titles are “Crusaders: Thy Kingdome Come”, “The Kings’ Crusade” and of course “King
playing Wargame” and the recently released "King Arthur II" which is naturally
also a Role-playing Wargame.
For those new to the series, let us know about the original King Arthur.
The Role-playing Wargame is a strategy game with many RPG elements. It has a turn-based 3D campaign map with various locations that grant special traits, and huge real-time battles.King Arthur is set in the ancient South Britannia and your task is to unite the divided kingdoms. Youare Arthur, the Once and Future King of all Britannia and you gather and lead your knights to achieveyour goal. You can recruit various different types of troops, but there are also special unique unitscalled heroes.The quests, written by professional fantasy writers, play a very important role in the game becausethey represent the main storyline and the decisions you take on these quests determine yourmorality. Every decision affects your position on the Morality Chart, you can be a ruthless Tyrant or aRighteous ruler and you can follow the Old Faith or become a devout Christian. As you follow yourmorality path and get higher morality scores, you unlock special new spells and units.King Arthur has a fantasy setting, so magic plays a very important role in the game including in thebattles. Your heroes learn skills and spells during winter turns when all your enemies and also yourown units are resting. In winter you also have to manage your economy and build your stronghold tocollect the two resources, food and gold.
Did the extent of King Arthur’s success come as a surprise to Neocore Games?
A little bit, yes! But I have to admit that we did hope that it would amuse the community. We werealready quite fascinated by the game's story and the genre mix we created with all the new featuressuch as the text-adventure quests or the Morality Chart.
King Arthur was well received by critics and gamers alike, so what changes and improvementshave been made to King Arthur II?