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A Kingdom for Keflings

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: NinjaBee
Release Date: Nov. 19, 2008

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'A Kingdom for Keflings' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 1:59 p.m. PST

A Kingdom for Keflings is a city-building title that puts players in the shoes of a giant who has the ability to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful of helpful Keflings who help build the kingdom from the ground up.
A Kingdom for Keflings is an innovative city-building title that puts players in the shoes of a giant who has the ability to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful (literally!) of helpful Keflings who follow the giant's every command. These Keflings can be trained to become lumberjacks, miners, transporters, sheep shearers, scholars, and various other professions as they help build the kingdom from the ground up.

A Kingdom for Keflings will feature fun and light-hearted gameplay with stunning visuals and original music to match. Players will build through all four seasons, with a dynamic musical score that changes depending on the progress of the city. Players of all ages can customize their kingdom by painting buildings and walls, planting trees and topiaries and constructing statues and other works of art. The online multiplayer option allows up to four giants to build a kingdom cooperatively over Xbox LIVE.

A Kingdom for Keflings will be the first Xbox 360 title to ship with playable, in-game Avatars and also comes packed with custom animations tailored for Avatars and player-controlled social emotes. The game supports 4-player Xbox LIVE multiplayer with each friend using a custom Avatar, and works perfectly with Xbox LIVE Party.

But Avatar inclusion is just half the fun. In this innovative, Medieval-era city-builder, giants start out with a small village and a handful (literally!) of helpful Keflings who are tiny humanoids that follow the player’s commands and try not to get stepped on. Fun and direct interaction with Keflings includes carrying them around, assigning them jobs and training them to do simple tasks. The game features extensive customization of the city through personally constructing and painting each building and decorating the village with additional elements such as trees, statues and more. Players will have to collect and manage resources to build their village into a full-fledged city.

Other key features of the game include:

  • The ability to build cities online cooperatively with up to 3 friends
  • Stylized animated graphics that change with the seasons and season-based gameplay
  • A dynamic-music soundtrack (which adapts to the season and the state of the village)

NinjaBee's A Kingdom for Keflings, rated E for Everyone, will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points


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