Crowns And Pawns: Kingdom Of Deceit

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Headup Games
Developer: Tag Of Joy
Release Date: May 6, 2022

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'Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit' Coming To PC In Q2 2022, Playable Demo Available - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2022 @ 4:39 p.m. PST

Inspired by point-and-click classics, Crowns And Pawns: Kingdom Of Deceit is a charming European mystery adventure.

Headed up by the art director from Broken Sword 2.5, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit takes inspiration from adventure classics like Broken Sword and Syberia, while offering a modern and unique take on the genre that brings to light the less explored parts of Europe’s mysterious history. 

Experience the legendary stories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, beware of the villainous branch of the KGB, solve puzzles and follow hints to reveal the long forgotten secrets.

Crowns and Pawns tells the story of Milda, a girl from Chicago, who unexpectedly receives the last will of her deceased grandfather – it appears that she is an heir and the last guardian of a mysterious family secret. Following a handful of obscure hints, Milda is thrown into an adventurous, puzzle packed search for the truth.

Pack your bags and journey through modern day Europe to uncover the secrets of the king who was never crowned.

Thunderful & Tag Of Joy announced that Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit will be coming to PC (Steam) in spring 2022.

In the game’s new story trailer, players are introduced to protagonist Milda and a backdrop that delves not only into her intriguing personal tale, but the rich history of the developers’ home country of Lithuania and its significance to Europe. Being born to Lithuanian-American parents, Milda firstvisits her grandfather in Lithuania right after the country got its independence back. After spending the summer at her grandfather’s house, Milda and her mother returned to America, her father deciding to stay a little longer with the promise that he’ll come back soon. Yet, he never did. 

Milda’s Lithuanian roots were buried until a fateful letter arrives. It contains a note for Milda from her late grandfather. A note that says Milda is now the safe keeper of the family secret. It’s that tantalizing secret that draws Milda to return to Lithuania and kickstarts an exciting investigation across Europe that will see you becoming embroiled in a hunt for a lost relic, digging into historical figures like revered Lithuanian leader Vytautas the Great, and uncovering the murky past of the KGB’s clandestine activities during Soviet occupation.

A demo for Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceitis currently part of Steam’s Next Fest, running from February 21st - 28th, giving players the opportunity to take a short trip into this delightful adventure’s enticing world and get a taste of the mysteries you will be investigating and the secrets you will uncover when you take on the role of Milda in the full game.

“It’s great to be able to offer players a chance to get a firsthand taste of the mystery we are teasing in Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit’s new story trailer with the Steam Next Fest demo,” said game director Šarūnas Ledas. “When the full game hits in spring 2022, we are going to take players on a journey across Europe, introducing them to a stunning host of sites and an eclectic roster of memorable characters. We hope players enjoy what’s on offer right now and we can’t wait for them to see more when the game releases!”

Key Features

  • Directed by the lead artist of a highly acclaimed fan adventure Broken Sword 2.5.
  • A blend of history and myths set in a modern world.
  • A refreshing look at the classic point-and-click adventure genre.
  • Hand painted HD art with a touch of modern graphics features.
  • A world that reacts to your decisions.
  • Customizable character looks.
  • Featuring real life locations all around Europe.
  • Full voice-over.
  • A control scheme designed for both a mouse and a gamepad in mind.
  • Music written by the award-winning composer Daniel Pharos (A New Beginning, Memoria, Blackguards)

Crowns And Pawns: Kingdom Of Deceit is coming to PC (Steam) in Q2 2022, followed by Xbox One at a later time.

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