The City of Kings: Ancient Allies and Vadoran Gardens

Created by Frank West

You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Thank you & What happens next!
about 1 year ago – Sat, May 19, 2018 at 12:12:14 AM

Hey everyone,

Did you see the end of the Kickstarter? what a crazy few hours that was! We managed to fly past £350,000 and 4,000 backers which are two goals I never imagined reaching, thank you!

There is so much to do now and over the coming months I'll keep you updated with our progress and I'll send out a rough timeline of the key events soon.

What happens next?

The important things you need to know about now are payments and pledge managers.

Payments: Kickstarter will have started charging you for your pledge, over the next week they will either take your payment or contact you if there is an error with your card. Currently we have about 400 people with payment errors so please make sure your payment details are correct. As soon as all of these are resolved Kickstarter will transfer the funds to us and we can launch the Pledge Manager.

Pledge Manager: In about 2 weeks' time you will receive an email from BackerKit, our Pledge Manager inviting you to complete a survey. This survey will ask you to confirm your order, confirm any addons you may have selected and to enter your shipping address. Once you have completed your survey we will have everything we need to be able to send your game to you.

I will send out another update when the Pledge Manager goes live letting you know to expect the email, and with some helpful advice on what to do.

The School of Games

I'm sure many of you want to know how the School of Games finished up, so here is the full report!

  • Day 1: Complete
  • Day 2: Complete
  • Day 3: Complete
  • Day 4: Complete
  • Day 5: Complete
  • Day 6: Complete
  • Day 7: Complete
  • Day 8: Option A complete
  • Day 9: Option A complete
  • Day 10: Not complete 
  • Day 11: Complete
  • Day 12: Option A complete 
  • Day 13: Complete
  • Day 14: Complete
  • Day 15: Not complete
  • Day 16: Complete
  • Day 17: Not complete
  • Day 18: Complete
  • Day 19: Complete
  • Day 20: Complete
  • Day 21: Option A complete
  • Day 22: Not complete
  • Day 23: Complete
  • Day 24: Complete
  • Day 25: Option A complete
  • Day 26: Not complete
  • Day 27: Complete
  • Day 28: Not Complete
  • Day 29: Complete
  • Day 30: Complete

Overall you managed to fully complete 19 quests, and complete option A of 5 more earning 49 XP. With the £360,000 we raised rewarding another 36 XP you finished on level 17 with a total of 85 XP!

You unlocked 11 scenarios, 4 seasonal scenarios, 1 extended scenario and 1 standalone story! If you add this to the base game and include the expansions we'll be up to 28 scenarios and 14 stories, which is a huge amount of content. I will keep you updated on the progress of these when we start working on them later this year.

I will be sharing more of your photos, drawings and other contributions in the coming updates, thank you for making this journey so fantastic.

I'm off to request the final contracts for the manufacturing, I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

- Frank

Day 30: The Beginning
about 1 year ago – Thu, May 17, 2018 at 01:36:11 AM

Hey everyone!

It's 18:00 BST and that means there are only 24 hours until the Kickstarter closes, it's always great to see a campaign fund whilst at the same time, it is sad to see it end! But never fear, we still have a day to go and we'll have a celebration live stream tomorrow starting 2 hours before the Kickstarter finishes.

When I launched this Kickstarter, I had no idea how it would go, but as always you have been incredible and we've had thousands of people join us in making the next part of The City of Kings a reality, thank you! I can only ask that in these last 24 hours you continue to spread the word, tell your friends and let people know this is their last chance to support the campaign!

The School of Games


The School of Games is coming to a close, and you only have 24 hours left to complete any outstanding quests!

  • Day 8 - 4 out of 5 received for option A
  • Day 9 - 9 out of 10 received for option A
  • Day 10 - Not complete
  • Day 12 - Option A complete | 6 out of 10 for option B
  • Day 15 - Not complete
  • Day 17 - 1 out of 2 received for option A
  • Day 18 - Option A complete | 9 out of 10 for option B
  • Day 21 - 14 out of 15 received for option A
  • Day 22 - Not complete
  • Day 23 - Not complete
  • Day 25 - 4 out of 5 received for option A
  • Day 26 - 3 out of 7 received for option A
  • Day 28 - 4 out of 10 received for option A

You can read each of these quests and see what needs to be done here:

http://thecityofkings.com/news/the-school-of-games/

From now on, all quests which require posting a comment can be posted in this update to qualify.


  Live Stream

If you missed yesterday's live stream you can watch it here:

https://live.kickstarter.com/frank-west/live-stream/miniature-prototypes-and-q-and-a

I'll post another update soon, thank you for making this such a great month.

- Frank

Day 27: The Plan is Set
about 1 year ago – Sun, May 13, 2018 at 11:54:56 PM

Hey everyone,

We have reached the last few days of the Kickstarter campaign and what a month it has been! We have had thousands of people join us and already raised more money than our previous campaigns, so thank you for making this happen.

I'm looking forward to this last week, answering more of your questions and celebrating the last month. Speaking of celebrations, we have had more people achieve the Day 7 stacking challenge!

Fantastic job Patrick, Peter, Scott and Steiner for bringing us over 10 photos and finally completing the quest! Also, congratulations to Mark who took the time to find tokens from another game and attempt an equally difficult challenge!
Fantastic job Patrick, Peter, Scott and Steiner for bringing us over 10 photos and finally completing the quest! Also, congratulations to Mark who took the time to find tokens from another game and attempt an equally difficult challenge!

 I also want to celebrate those people who attempted the fan art challenge whose drawings haven't yet been revealed!

Thank you to Alexanders daughter for this awesome picture of Sesharra!
Thank you to Alexanders daughter for this awesome picture of Sesharra!
Also, thank you to Dan, Rene and Jason for trying!
Also, thank you to Dan, Rene and Jason for trying!
Finally, an awesome drawing from Kristian who gives us the Spleen Rippers!
Finally, an awesome drawing from Kristian who gives us the Spleen Rippers!

 We've had some amazing pet photos come in over the last few days and I'll be sharing more of them before the campaign finishes, but today a special thank you to my mother. She has been training guide dogs for the blind for nearly as long as I have been alive and helped change the lives of many people. Whilst she's currently waiting on a new puppy to arrive, she wanted to share some of her children alongside The City of Kings.

 The School of Games update!

You can find a full list of every daily quest along with details for completing them here:

http://thecityofkings.com/news/the-school-of-games/

So far, we have unlocked 8 scenarios, 3 seasonal scenarios and a standalone story, nearly doubling the amount of scenarios in the game!

Progress

  • Day 1 - Complete
  • Day 2 - Complete
  • Day 3 - Complete
  • Day 4 - Complete
  • Day 5 - Complete
  • Day 6 - Complete
  • Day 7 - Complete
  • Day 8 - 2 out of 5 received
  • Day 9 - 7 out of 10 received
  • Day 10 - Not complete
  • Day 11 - Complete 
  • Day 12 - Option A complete | 5 out of 10 on Option B
  • Day 13 - Complete
  • Day 14 - Complete
  • Day 15 - Not complete
  • Day 16 - Complete
  • Day 17 - 1 out of 2 received
  • Day 18 - Option A complete | 9 out of 10 on Option B
  • Day 19 - Complete
  • Day 20 - Complete
  • Day 21 - 11 out of 15 received
  • Day 22 - Not complete
  • Day 23 - Not complete
  • Day 24 - Option A complete | 6 out of 10 on Option B
  • Day 25 - 4 out of 5 received

Day 26

 Day 27

 It's amazing to think over the past 4 weeks we have received over 70 photos and drawings along with nearly 50 ideas for games, abilities and characters, it has been a lot of fun.

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with during this last week and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Day 2: The Lost Pendants
about 1 year ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:39:35 PM

Can you believe we raised over £150,000 in our first 24 hours? That’s over 50% of what we raised in the first campaign! You are incredible, I don’t know where we will end up but whatever happens now, thank you!  

I am putting together some timelines for live streams and will get some information released about this soon. Let me know if there is anything specific you would like to see!

Geek & Sundry have just released a fantastic review of The City of Kings and I thought some of you might like to read it!  

The School of Games  

The first day of the school of games went well! So far the first 5 questions have been answered and the quest is complete, but we still have the bonus question for another 1 XP! 

Does anyone know Brutius’ favourite chef?  

Day 2 - The Lost Pendants

Day 4: The World Bestiary
about 1 year ago – Fri, May 11, 2018 at 03:39:16 PM

Hello!

Are you ready for the weekend? It's been a crazy few days and it is really sunny here in England, I'm looking forward to going out for a picnic this evening with Sara.

Yesterday I sent out the Day 3 update via social media and our website, but I wanted to bring you all up to speed in case you missed it!

Day 3 - The Games Festivals

I have received 6 photos so far and we're nearly half way there to the first reward! I'm looking forward to seeing some more game faces over the weekend.

If you don't want your full face in the photo, I'll accept an arm or a foot!
If you don't want your full face in the photo, I'll accept an arm or a foot!

Day 4 - The World Bestiary

With the weekend about to start I thought we would take a different path and let those with some time to spare show us their skills.

 Now don't worry, it doesn't have to be a master piece - As long as I can work out what it's meant to be then I'll accept it!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and keep spreading the word, the further this campaign goes, the more I'll be able to continue to dedicate myself to growing it in the months to come.

- Frank