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Game Giveaway of the day — Kingdom Elemental

Kingdom Elemental takes core game play elements from real-time strategy, tactics, and role-playing games and combines them into one game.
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Kingdom Elemental was available as a giveaway on April 22, 2012!

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Kingdom Elemental takes core game play elements from real-time strategy, tactics, and role-playing games and combines them into a game that is painfully easy to pick up and play without committing your entire life, unless you have no life... in which case you may not find Kingdom Elemental to be an adequate substitute.

Kingdom Elemental features nigh unlimited number of possible tactics by pitting combinations of your upgradeable heroes and their unique abilities against hordes of unique enemies like GIANT RAT MOBS! Everyone loves giant rat mobs with their secret furry pockets full of gold and armor! Seriously no giant rat mobs, but thARR be Pirates! Giant War Pigs! A crypt full of living dead who are just begging to be killed... again.

Knights who no longer say "Ni!", a Flaming DOOM bear who would like nothing more then to BBQ you for lunch, and so much more! The demo is free to check out so you have nothing to lose... except maybe your soul. In short Kingdom Elemental Tactics is like a whack to the head with a +8 Sword of Awesomeness!

Note that the best improvement idea will be rewarded with a license for Kingdom Elemental. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7; 1 GHz processor; 64 MB graphics card; 256 MB RAM; DirectX 7.0 or higher

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.chroniclogic.com/ke.htm

File Size:

128 MB

Price:

$19.95

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Reply   |   Comment by Traveling Notary Fairview NC,  –  8 months ago
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Cool game. I had actually already purchased it on Amazon. Would like a sequel with a bigger battlefield and updated graphics.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Hamilton  –  3 years ago
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So how do you uninstall it? Theres no unsinstaller nor do i find it in my programs windo of control panel



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You can just delete the installed folder because there are no associated registry files installed apart from some insignificant ones

Reply   |   Comment by Mig  –  3 years ago
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One more idea The developers must remove the restriction of only 9 units in the game area.

Reply   |   Comment by Prince  –  3 years ago
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Just one more suggestion, having now played right through the game once on 'normal' and most of the way on 'hard', although this comment may be too late to be noticed? Are they all actually passed on to the developers?

Anyway, my suggestion would be to enable unused gold to be carried on to the next round in the same way that unused unlock points can. That would reward frugality in the relatively easy early rounds, to be stored up to help get through the later rounds, some of which (on 'hard') are immensely difficult to get through....

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  3 years ago
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I'm trying something new: Because this is a Blitz3D game, the actual game code is stored in the resource section. I'm trying to fit the game code into a version of the Blitz3D runtime I have handy (namely the Robbox 2 Tech Demo) to be free of Molebox. It seems like it's working to some degree (I get an error that some resource file can't be found, which marks that the code is actually getting executed enough to generate a programmed error).

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  3 years ago
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For those of you wondering about Molebox, it's some sort of protection technology, just like Armadillo or ASProtect. I remember reading about it on the Xentax forum. There's a tool for extracting the files, but the key isn't valid, and I can't find it. That's all I can tell you right now.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  3 years ago
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I am close to never coming back to this site again.

Since when is a shareware ($20) game, free?

If you need money to run this site, say so.

Do not try to disguise a sales opportunity with a freebee.

Don't consider your site viewers with "stupid" in mind.


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For the day of the giveaway all games given away since Dec 2006 have been 100% free. If you had a problem getting the game registered it's from your end not the giveaway side.

Reply   |   Comment by casperimproved  –  3 years ago
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Hey mod guy -

@44.darthyoda6 — April 22nd, 2012 at 12:30 pm

had their comment cut off - can you reprint that full entry please?

Thanks,
Respectfully,
...



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Unfortunately that's not possible.

Reply   |   Comment by NothingIsFree  –  3 years ago
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I was interested in trying this, as I was already familiar with Chronic Logic from playing some of their bridge-building games years back. However, I encountered the same error as some others related to the packer that was apparently used for the game. When starting the game, a dialog pops up stating...

Error!
Unknown runtime exception

...and a text file appears in the directory titled "kingdom elemental.exe-up.txt" containing the message...

windows error The specified module could not be found.

at D:\Projects\My.SRC\Teggo\MoleBox\molebox2\bootup\mbx_DLL.cpp(777)

This points out that it's likely an issue related to the packer used. Someone mentioned the possibility of AV software interfering, though this is without active-scanning enabled, and my current AV doesn't see any problems with the files. It's also being run as admin under WinXP.

In any case, it would be nice to see future submissions here from Chronic Logic, though preferably not using this particular packer, if it does turn out to be the source of the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Cryo  –  3 years ago
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I have discovered a bug: if you exit the game, the next time you play and click to continue your campaign from your last position, you will have lost some or all of your unlock points.

In one campaign I progressed through nearly to the end, having built up 8 unused unlock points. When I exited and re-entered I was down to 5. The next time I had 1 unlock point, which went down to 0 when restarting.

Very good game, but it would be even better if the developer fixed this bug.


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Thank you for your feedback. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  3 years ago
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It's probably too late to matter to anyone, but I almost forgot to install this in time (how many times has that happened to you and you regretted it severely?).
This is a GREAT game, I consider RTS one of the best genders and have all that matter (too many to list), and this is actually up there with some of the best. I'm assuming there is going to be a number 2 to this and that is why they are giving the first one away (if not then make it and I'll buy it!).
It's been a good day for me (just downed SecurityKiss and now this!).
Thank you Chronic Logic and GAOTD!!


Also, Vista 32 as Admin (as everything should be or your just causing yourself problems)

And no viruses as everything that I download from this great site!
Now back to the game.



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Thank you for your feedback. :)

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  3 years ago
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Installing from the setup icon inside the Kingdom Elemental folder got me the right game, but now I have this other game and don't know anything about it, or even if it's safe?

Reply   |   Comment by Netjera  –  3 years ago
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What is "Mechanism III"? When I installed the program, that's what installed from within the Kingdom Elemental zip file. (I used the orange key installation, as you suggested. I didn't go drilling into the Kingdom Elemental folder.) I know have a game by Wheemplay on my computer that I didn't plan for? o.O


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I've had the same problem, you need to clear out your internet cookies. Simple solution is to rewrite the installation path yourself. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Netjera  –  3 years ago
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Looked like miht be a fun jame. Based on the comments, not interested if have to run as admin. and play as adin
Still, wanted to try. Have been tryin to download for hours, 7 attempts, starts and kbs increment but then "interrupted" after a few minutes.

DL 300MB files daily from various sites daily. Only had problems here.

Asus Netbook PC, Win 7 32, Chrome



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Reply   |   Comment by cb  –  3 years ago
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Hmm... The GOTD team screwed up big this time. I wonder how they didn't catch including the unencrypted files. That opens up the possibility of people not having to download the game today, but thank goodness GOTD took up the practice of deleting each day's files from their server promptly.

No time to try the game right now, maybe sometime during the week.



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Thanks Yukaili, once the giveaway is over please post your comments in the thread dedicated to this game in the forums:


http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11699


I'm sure there will be several users very interested in your findings. :)




regards

Stephen aka Whiterabbit.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  3 years ago
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Wow, I hardly believed my eyes, to see this great game. Here on game give away of the day. What a shock.

So first off let me send out a gigantic thank you to Chronic Logic for providing GGAOTD with this gem of a strategic RPG. If you have never played this game before you are in for a real treat to your mental prowess

And secondly Let me Thank Game Give Away Of The day for providing us this game. Let me say that You will be in for a right treat in defeating some very difficult scenarios. It has some mind blowing grapics, similar to Diablo. &if I must name any similarity to other games it would be Space Quest & Final Fantasy.

This game makes some what a mockery of other true fantasy RPG/ Strategy Games. where as in other games fantasy worlds you would travel to new places & new city environments, that is no so here. Here you do not go from scenario to scenario, crossing strange lands. Here you are stationary, with the environment and battles changing around you as you progress from level to level.

Excellent graphics for its day and age, I believe it was published/produced in 2008? but don't quote me on that it may have been released before that. In all honesty this is one game that will put to a test your brain power on how you think to go about defeat such brilliantly contrived scenarios.

This is a Real Time strategy fantasy game play, if you do not think fast enough you will not prevail. It is not to difficult to win at however it will make you think things through on many levels. It will be a challenge but fun at the same time. This is a 420 friendly game so those who partake in the recreational activity may find themselves lost for hours on end in a game world they may not wish to leave.

Do be forewarned that playing this game in a expanded state of mind could lead to forgetting about things as real world activities such as you may be cooking some hot dogs on the stove. Because you forgot about them and became so involved in a game. So involved you end up having to throw away a flaming pot out the window to the street below with the remains of the hot dogs flaming and smoking away the remains burnt to a cinder because the water boiled away & the contents caught fire.

This happened to me back so long ago. So all you 420 enthusiasts you have been warned. Do not play this game in a expanded state of mind lest you become lost and forget about all those important real world activity's. If you have ever played & enjoyed any of the Space Quest games you will find some of the inside jokes & insults in this game quiet amusing. But if you did not enjoy any of the Space Quest games you may be very turned off at this game.

I am so excited I was hopping mad with impatience waiting for this game to finish downloading. Just so I could begin the install of a game, I last played nearly 3 years ago and I so want to have access to it at my beck and call once again. I finished downloading it in 7 minutes, It was a bit slow at only 4 -16 KB/s but my network has been snail slow today. Download completed with no errors reported. I installed this game. Installation was a snap & it Installed to where I told it to, with no problems. There where no reported problems during the games installation on My XP Pro 32 bit SP3 machine

Some of you may find the Following URL very amusing and a insightful interview with the games creator. I believe this was done prior to Kingdom Elementals release to the general public.I hope you all Enjoy it as much as I did.

http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/kingdomelemental/interview.html

My ratings of this game because I loved it so much. Will be generous. Video game ratings are out of 10. 10 being the highest 1 the worst.

Graphics 8
Originality 6 Not a very original game but well thought out not a complete rip off of other games but I do see some aspects of other games in this one.

Game Play 8
Its not as easy as it looks but nor is it as hard as one would think. I would go as high as 9 but I think that may be praising it a bit to much

Sound/Music 6
Is there a way to change the music to something I like more such as can I add my own MP3s instead? i do often sit playing games with my mp3 players headphones on more often than not. Maybe if games had a way of adding our own music more often, that would not be necessary.

Ambient sounds 5
These would be the games sound effects for battle and such. I was not very impressed with them. They could possibly have been a bit better. Does anybody else feel the ambient sounds are a bit cheesy?

Game Difficulty 8
This game makes a person have to think. While it is a difficult game because it forces a person to think in ways they may not be to used to. It was hard at first but once I became used to thinking in such a manner it became much easier. It will be difficult for some to get a hang of but it should not be to difficult for any one to master.

Overall rating 8

I could only wish GGAOTD had more Fantasy RPG Strategy games like this more often. For now I will be well satisfied with this game this will keep me busy for may days & hours to come. So I say, Thank you all. The chance to have this game for free and the ability to replay it on my own computer =)

This is a great game & if you miss this give away the Games cost of 9.95 Makes it well worth buying & if it ever goes on sale for cheaper it would be a steal. So make sure you do not miss todays giveaway.
Signed
One Hoppy Man
Rick Frog


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Thank you for your excellent review of this game. It's always a pleasure to read someones thoughts on a game when it's obvious they really like the game. wish you'd posted earlier in the day so that the majority of the community could have shared your thoughts. I like this game play, but I'm more into military simulators and RPG's, still I can easily become ensconsed in one of the many games of this genre that I own. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Frog  –  3 years ago
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I was able to get this to run when running in compatibility mode as winxp service pack 2. Setting it to run as administrator did not solve my problem. Looks good so far.


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Thanks for the feedback Andy.

Reply   |   Comment by andy  –  3 years ago
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Hello everyone,

I downloaded and installed this game on a Vista HP x64 and Win7 x64. The first download and installation went without a hitch but the second one is missing the most important par of it, the GAME!!! I have all the icons needed such as: config.DAT, patch1, levels, screen shots, etc...but it's missing the actual game icon. I have it on the Vista but not on the Win7. I have the "kingdom elemental.exe" but that's just for extracting.

I've tried re-installing a few times to no avail. Also tried from the already unpacked folder. If they gave a registration key, I could always download from their site but since they don't, no can do:-( BTW, I personally think that ALL software should come with a registration code. I would be much simpler and if the OS crashes for some reason, you can always re-install. I get it that it's a 24 hour give away but if you have the code it means that you did download in the prescribed time. Why would software companies want to make money off people's misfortunes? Cause if your PC crashes and you like the software bad enough you spend the money to buy it? Sounds like taking advantage. Anyway, it's just my two cents worth and I'll stop rambling.

If anyone has a clue as to why it would download everything except for the game itself please let me know. I won't comment on the game because it wouldn't be an objective opinion since I don't like these kind of games. I only download for my friend's sons. Still, I would like to thank Chronic Logic & GGOTD. We have been pretty spoiled lately and I hope that GGOTD keeps getting more and more great deals.

BTW thank you WhiteRabbit for all the hard work you do for this cause and I would like to especially thank you for letting us know about other deals/free games out there. I really appreciate that :-)

Have a great week everyone and God Bless you all:-)


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Thanks Weezie. Make sure you read all of the comments as you may find a fix amongst them. The poster directly below you for example placed it in Win XP compatibiliy mode and got it to work. also keep an eye on the forums. There is a post dedicated to problems running this game. hopefully over the next few days i'll have the time to trawl through these comments and include all the important bits.

Reply   |   Comment by Weezie  –  3 years ago
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This game seems nigh to impossible to me, I wrestled with the 2nd round of the 2nd world (hard difficulty setting) for almost half an hour trying every possible tactic but nothing seemed to work until I went all out with 3 monks and 2 swordsmen. I found no walkthrough videos on YouTube so that puts me off.

It has seemingly deep strategies but having said prior, if you make it insanely hard you also have to balance all units perfectly to make them viable. Having played over 800 matches in SC2 diamond league has taught me that.

@21

You can rotate camera with right mouse button.

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Thanks for the feedback LukeWarm.

P.S. most users on here probably won't know what the initials SC2 means. :) (Starcraft 2)

Reply   |   Comment by LukeWarm  –  3 years ago
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Installed on Vista64 and Win7 64 without problem. Games looks great and handles easy. But you realy need tactics or something to get to next level. So it aint a mindless shooter ...:)
I realy going to try and so is my daughter,

Thanks

Wulfy


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Thanks for the feedback LukeWarm.

Reply   |   Comment by Wulfy  –  3 years ago
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OMG-No, not hacking the game,(not my department), but slashing my way thru the hordes of creatures -LOL



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Haha, got to laught at myself for assuming, lol :lol:

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  3 years ago
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Downloaded very quickly even with the extras that were left (the unpacked files).

The game extracted, installed, and opened as it should and very easily. Game play is smooth and quite good. Love the added humor in it. All in all a great game in my opinion and well worth the download.

Running it on a Win 7 64 laptop without any issues.

For suggestions...most have already been given here to make the game even better.

Text - either make it larger or add an option for the users to set as wanted or needed (second choice would be better as there are different needs for everyone - size, color, type font).
Cursor - allow the cursor to use a standard or the game version. Camera action - have controls onscreen to change direction, zooming/panning, etc.

Great game and a lot of fun!

Thank you Chronic Logic LLC for having your game offered here today. I look forward to seeing more hopefully in the near future.

And of course thank you Whiterabbit for taking time away from your r/l and family to provide such great reviews, help, suggestions, etc!


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Thank you for your feedback Orchid (of the point and personal trivia: I keep Orchids, they are my favorite flowering plants (apart from Camellias) partly because of the flowers lasting for such a long time. I even had orchids as my button hole when married in Bangkok 15 years ago). Did you know the Greek meaning for Orchid is rather rude. (the Greek spelling isὄρχις (órkhis))

Reply   |   Comment by Orchid  –  3 years ago
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Kudos to the folks who dreamed up the tutorial- I'm still cracking up from some of that interaction !!
A 'new-2-me' game type, but looks very promising for this newb, I look forward to spending some of my many sleepless nights hacking my way thru it !!

*will we need to keep the files from the original zipped installer for any reason ..?...




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If you are going to mess around with the coding, i'd install the game to two locations so that you can be sure to keep one if your coding goes awry. Of course I hope the hacking is just for personal use as i'm sure Chronic logic wouldn't like hacked copies circulating the web? ;-) :lol:

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  3 years ago
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Great graphics! Think of chess on steroids. If you hate chess, this probably won't be for you. If you are ambivalent about chess, give it a try. Interesting for the 20-30 minutes I've played, well worth a download, in my opinion. Setup and install easy, as usual.

One thing to keep in mind, you can rotate your camera view, this is critical to keep it from feeling like just chess in 3D, it really is quite a nice strategy game!

Thanks Chronic Logic, and as always, GGOTD team!



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Thank you for your feedback Craig. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  3 years ago
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I like strategic games, but I do not prefer this Harry Potter magical things. The same game with military units modeling could be cool. For example like remake of old battles as Thermopylai or Salamis. I found on the web a flash based remake of the 1066's events, this is not so spectacular but good. And military strategic is not always about blood shell that could for example used for organizing effective an busy day with the less more money and the less more time. The link for the 1066' events is here:

http://www.dailygames.com/games/1066.html


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Thank you for the link; much appreciated. will chek that out later. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Robin des Bois  –  3 years ago
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I love that the game doesn't try to take itself too seriously. The jokes in the tutorial were funny enough to make it entertaining in itself.

I found the game play reminded me of a movable tower defense game.

One of my main pet peeves is stability and so I take away or award a good portion of my rating depending on it. This game felt like a rock on Windows XP SP3.

The graphics may need a bit of updating and adding a few more jokes or some other avenue between the rounds may keep the game a bit more engaging for the player (I played 5 rounds and found I had to take a break).

Overall, however, I would give the game a 4/5. Good stuff!


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Yes I agree, there are elements of Tower Defense in the game. It's one of the things that attracted me to the game. I wish I'd had more time to devote to the review today; i'd have recommended several similar games.

Reply   |   Comment by Steel  –  3 years ago
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What I liked:
* Individual battles are short, so it's easy to get into (and out of) the game

* Lots of resources to start (gold & unlock points) so the first few battles aren't too long

What I didn't like:
* Found the snark to be irritating and off-putting. I will only play with the sound off in the future.

* The impatient tutorial host. When mousing around or reading other things during the tutorial, the host starts making rude comments. It's a tutorial, folks... give us a few minutes.

* Cancelling an action was not covered in the tutorial. For example, the first time I attempted a fire arrow in battle, my archer was not in range of the enemy. I didn't know that aiming at an out-of-range enemy would cause the archer to move automatically, so I tried to cancel the fire arrow so I could order the archer to move. The giant hand is obvious, yes, but since you didn't have extra time in the tutorial to figure things out, it still meant I had to ignore the battle to figure out commands.


Thank you for the giveaway --- it's always nice to be introduced to a new-for-me developer.


PS -- Hey Whiterabbit -- is there a time limit for commenting? It's getting to be spring in my area, so most weekends I won't be online much. Does it matter if I can't comment before, say, Wednesday of that week?


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Hello amy, comments are welcome anytime, not just on the day of the giveaway. Thank you. Will lok forwards to your comments.

regards

W.R.

p.s.
don't take the snarky comments to heart, they ae supposed to be tongue in cheek humour. I realize not everyone likes that sort of humour. Maybe the developer could include a toggle to turn off those comments. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Amy  –  3 years ago
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The skirmish mode will be unlocked after completing the first set of levels ie. Upgrading all the three units with all abilities


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Thanks for the feedback Prince; much appreciated. I've barely had time to play the game yet. Only played it a little so that I could get a feel for the game.

Reply   |   Comment by Prince  –  3 years ago
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After 5 hours of continuous downloading a very large file there was no problem in extracting the files. No opening outpost security real time scanner warned about some box file as malcious. I ignored it and began to play because i like these type of games. The suggestion is to make the game play area more wider and let the player control the action of the priest and other important units alone. Because it's very difficult to choose other units and allow them to make an action. Allow other units to use their powerup as soon as they are available. Even it has some disadvantages i like this game.


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You can widen the game play area somewhat by zooming in via the mouse wheel. But I expect you've already discovered that.

Reply   |   Comment by Prince  –  3 years ago
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I am getting a memory access violation popup when the game tries to load. Using windows vista with dual monitors.


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Make sure you are playing it with admin rights (right click on the executable, select properties then compatibility mode then check the admin check-box, apply then return to the game to see if it' been fixed.. This is a common problem with Vista. If that doesn't cure the problem read the rest of today's comments and visit the forums to read my FAQ's section (which I've linked to in my review @ comment #1 above).

Reply   |   Comment by andy  –  3 years ago
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Excellent game, thank you very much for giving it for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Alan  –  3 years ago
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Cool game, nice graphics and great playability, thanks all. :~D
I've made it to the 2nd map without much difficulty although it's starting to look like it may become a bit "samey" after a while.

Reply   |   Comment by gb  –  3 years ago
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When unpacking the ZIP file, Outpost Security Suite Pro came with the following:

12:17:35 PM Blocked malware "Packed/MoleBox" (Packer) in c:\inst\kingdom elemental\kingdom elemental.exe

From reading other posts, Molebox (trojan) is being installed.


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Read Mikes comment just a few comments above this. Honestly, there has never been a game given away here that has been infected since the project started six years ago. AV software can be temperamental and in this case you are getting a false positive. Still it's up to you whether you want to trust your AV software implicitly or lose out on a decent freebie

Reply   |   Comment by bwb  –  3 years ago
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I like this style of g

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Nice one. Greeat games. I have most of the series. Gave away the earlier versions, but you can get those for free now via the abandonware sites.

Reply   |   Comment by darthyoda6  –  3 years ago
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Ok Win 7 x64 Ultimate. 8gb ram. Full screen. Ran D: used Send to Desktop for shortcut. Perfect. Even the humor was cool. Game strategy play is a fave of mine so 9.75/10 for this style.
Only did a few levels after standard tutorial. Learned to skip Cleric on first bunch battles in favor of 1 Archer behind 2-3 Swords and move up Archer for range & unlock Fire Arrow. Cleric may come in necessary later but weak & easy target near Swords battle. No idea how levels will play out but the funny titles on the map hint at goodies.
Get this one guys, winner for sure. Thanks to all! Rainy day special.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 years ago
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#30: "... keep getting runtime error, a virus warning (AVG Full 2012.0.1913), and this text file created in the directory when clearing the message:
“windows error Access is denied.
at D:\Projects\My.SRC\Teggo\MoleBox\molebox2\bootup\mbx_DLL.cpp(777)”"


Using Google with a portion of your error message & with just Molebox...

Molebox itself appears to be a packer -- an app that packs/compresses a program's file(s). It's difficult for AV software to determine if packed program files are mal-ware or not, so packed apps/games often generate false positives -- AV software devs probably figure better safe than sorry. At any rate, a *guess* would be that your AVG software is stopping whatever from unpacking, because of that the game cannot run, & a not very good/descriptive error message is generated by the packer/unpacker. YOu might use Google, spending more time than I did, or you might set AVG to ignore the game [if possible], might turn some portion of AVG scanning off temporarily [e.g. with McAfee & Security Essentials I can turn real time scanning off].





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Thanks for the feedback re the virus warning; it's always good to hear sensible explanations. :)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago
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create way to better tab thru players..so you can cycle quickly thru units





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Thanks for your feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by steve b.  –  3 years ago
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When installing, my Avast Free also sandboxed and Shut down the game. When I gave it permission it seems to open and play just fine. Have noticed nothing "weird" lol. Also have only played a bit.... in the middle of something else right now but I love this game so far. Great play and the humour is Yes! Is there anyway to see if the game is registered in the game itself? Due to the 2 or 3 rounds with the sandbox and distractions while installing how would I know that this is registered and not a demo?





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Not sure. I think if it was a demo it would indicate so on the main page. I'd reinstall it using the orange key file to be sure. :)

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  3 years ago
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I think goatd needs to make it where you have to leave a comment in order to vote. That might help weed out some bots and jokers, as well as get voters to give a little insight as to why they voted as they did.

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  3 years ago
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This installs fine, but when i go to the game it will not load, The screen flashes a few times and the game icon goes to the taskbar but won't stay maximized. I have win7 x64, dual monitors, radeon 7970 with newest drivers. I tried running in xp compat mode and a few other things and the same thing happens. Also after a while i get some sound but game is still minimized.






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Have you tried changing your screen res and playing in Admin

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 years ago
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I love this type of strategy games. I used to play the war craft series and loved it before they went with mmo. I just refuse to play mmo type games. In my opinion, it is silly to buy and pay to play a game.

This game downloaded without any problems on windows 7 system as well as vista 32bit. Played it for awhile and it is very addictive. I like the auto save. Thanks for bringing back this type of games in the market.




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There are actually several games of this genre released over the last few years. I've even posted a freeware version over in the forums last week. (for example The Kings Bounty series).

Reply   |   Comment by Ed  –  3 years ago
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Kinda odd that you have double size file of 128 mb
and it only takes a few minutes with highspeed
internet to upload a 65 mb true size game file,
instead of wasting mutiple peoples time downloading
a 128 mb file! GOTD is great except for this....




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It was a mistake overlooked by the owners. Thankfully 65Mb isn't that big a deal for most users. I realize there are still those without decent download speeds and I can only apologize to those users. unfortunately I have no control over the downloads otherwise I would have sorted it.

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  3 years ago
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Downloaded and installed even thou it's not my sort of game.

Suggestions:
Increase font size a bit, very hard to read for old eyeballs. Or allow user to choose from two or three different sizes in options.

Mouse control seems sluggish and floaty. My normal basic settings are for fastest movement of mouse so I don't think its something I can change on the system.

As others have stated, need to add ability to change text with mouse click, I read and comprehend quicker than voice overs can talk.

Tutorial seems pretty straight forward to me, although I'm probably not the best judge since I don't care for the genre.

Appreciate the ability to turn off the blood in options, nice touch that!

System is XPHome SP3 2.20 Ghz, 512 Ram, 64 video. and game seems to run fine on this laptop.





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Thank you for your feedback Cab Lady

Reply   |   Comment by CabLady  –  3 years ago
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I am new to this type of game. I wish that the tutorial was longer to show more about the players. The game starts out slowly, which is good. This allows time to get familiar with the game and the players. Great graphics and music. Enjoy the humor that is thrown into the game.




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Hello DuWayne, check the read me found in the installed games folder and also check out the available You tube videos. I've posted links to a few, but there are lots more. these will help you gain confidence in playing. Also check out the reviews that Chronic Logic have linked to on their site, specifically on the games page. I've linked to the appropriate page a few comments above.

Reply   |   Comment by DuWayne  –  3 years ago
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THE 'glove cursor' seems very "loose" to me which makes playing the game very hard IMHO. I don't know if it has to do with my graphics as I don't have a separate Graphics card in my computer.
I am a novice as far as 'computers' are concerned so I'm not sure where the blame lies. My computer or the cursor?

The only game I ever played 'similar' to this was 'Wizard Chess'. I am starting to like it except with Kingdom Elemental the 'glove cursor' tends to bee very Loose and hard to control so, I probably won't be playing this as much as I would like.

Sorry for writing 'a book' here but needed to get my point across the best I can.
Thanks for your time! I really appreciate this site and everyone's hard work!
Happy Days to you Whiterabbit- UK I'm sooo happy you are here!


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Hello Teri, thank you for your compliment. As for the loose glove; it could be something to do with the collision mesh. I do think with practice you'll find it easier to control the mouse. also try playing it in a different resolution; that may fix the problem. Unfortunately it does mean changing your actual screen resolution as this game lacks the ability to change it in game. That said i think for the several seconds it takes to change the resolution it's worth it.

If you get problems with shortcuts moving because of the changes, there are programs you can download that remember the placement of your shortcuts; unfortunately I never remember the names of these freebies. hopefully someone from the community may be able to help. I do think the resolution change will help with the wobble.

Reply   |   Comment by Teri  –  3 years ago
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#22 @your moderator comment
"When unpacking the game from the zip file there’s an already fully uppacked game folder. try that to see if it works."

I tried it and with the same result. In order to show what it looks like a screenshot is included:

http://www5.picturepush.com/photo/a/8096573/img/Anonymous/GameError.jpg

There is no way to play this game for me.




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Hi Wooky, sorry for the delay in replying, needed my afternoon cat nap. :)

Have you worked through all of the suggestions posted over in the forums and linked to via my review @ comment #1? From the error message it certainly seems to be something to do with graphics. Try all the graphical fixes that I've suggested. change the screen resolution, ensure your drivers and direct X are up to date, go into compatibility mode and try changing the configurations to see if any of those help. Check your event log immediately on trying to run the game. you may find more information held in the log that may shed light on the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Wooky  –  3 years ago
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Dl'ed, works fine on win7 x64 but in main menu 'skirmish' mode is locked so I cannot play custom levels.Does anybody know if this is normal and will unlock with some level completion of campaign mode? Other than that-nice game-albeit addictive. Thanks GOTD and CHRONIC LOGIC


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I'm not sure how long you have to play through to unlock skirmish mode, but i suspect it's once you've plyed through the levels. you can read several excellent reviews of this game; hopefully one of them will confirm my suspicions. I've read through all of the listed reviews briefly, so may have missed the information:

http://www.chroniclogic.com/ke.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  3 years ago
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keep getting runtime error, a virus warning (AVG Full 2012.0.1913), and this text file created in the directory when clearing the message:
"windows error Access is denied.

at D:\Projects\My.SRC\Teggo\MoleBox\molebox2\bootup\mbx_DLL.cpp(777)
"

Strang in itself, as D is my DVD Drive.
Running Win7Ultimate, 4 gig Ram, 3.2 ghz processor, current graphics drivers.

Never had any issues downloading or installing any of the GOTD games.

Anyone else receiving this error?


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The virus warning is a false positive....hopefully GMMan will be able to explain the molebox file, which a couple of relative unknown virus scanners out of 42 scanners (via Virus Total) show to be a problem, but that's insignificant and almost certainly a false positive. as for the runtime error make sure you're playing the game with admin privileges (right click on the executable and select properties, select compatibility then tick the admin box).

Other explanations could be one of your background programs is causing a problem. Isolate this by turning them off one at a time to see if the problem persists. If you discover that one of them is causing a problem use Game Booster (free from IOBit) and configure it to turn the program off whenever you run that particular game.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  3 years ago
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I almost didn't download this - generally I get very annoyed with games that have this type of graphics style (I call it fuzzy, although a more accurate description would be non-detailed). After all, graphics of this type were acceptable a couple of decades ago - but my computer and monitor are capable of so much more now (and I LIKE the enhanced graphics in newer games).

But I'm glad I decided to download anyway - the humor in the game makes up for the graphics style. Game play is fairly straight forward, but I got caught up in it faster than I expected.

Overall - I've got to give this game a solid thumbs up - I can see it being a fun break when I get tired of the more cliched offerings that are out there. :)


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Thanks for your feedback Anna.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  3 years ago
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