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' Gets PC Release Date, Shows Off Gameplay - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 29, 2022 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT

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 showcases underexplored locations across Eastern Europe, along with their fascinating history. Explore a beguiling hand-painted world full of life, rich with history and threaded with conspiratorial intrigue.

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit offers a compelling mystery that blends an engaging personal tale with fascinating and underexplored aspects of Europe’s real history, satisfying puzzles and a spectacular setting in beautifully painted locations across Eastern Europe.

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit kicks off with Milda receiving a letter from her estranged late grandfather. That letter says Milda is now the safe keeper of the family secret, drawing Milda to travel to her grandfather’s home in Lithuania to try and uncover exactly what this secret might be. Before long, Milda finds herself embarking on an exciting and dangerous investigation across Europe. She becomes embroiled in a hunt for a lost relic, digs into historical figures like revered Lithuanian leader Vytautas the Great, and uncovers the murky past of the KGB’s clandestine activities during Soviet occupation.

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) on May 6, 2022.

“We can’t wait to get Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit into the hands of all the adventure game lovers out there on May 6th,” said game director Šarūnas Ledas. “We’ve worked really hard to create a compelling world to explore with a thrilling mystery to hook players in, so we are really looking forward to them giving it a try and we hope they will check out the new trailer in the meantime!”

From enigmatic anonymous messages, to logic-testing conundrums, to a cast of memorable characters, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit’s new gameplay trailer offers a taste of the variety of mysteries, puzzles and people you’ll be confronted with in the game. It also offers a first-look at the customization system that lets you tweak everything about our heroine. Adapt Milda’s look,  from hairstyles to footwear – the way that Milda looks will have implications for some of the game’s puzzles!

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) on May 6, 2022, followed by Xbox One at a later time.

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