View Trailer

Kingdoms and Castles

Kingdoms and Castles is a city-building simulation game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle. Your kingdom must survive a living and dangerous world. Do the viking raiders make off with your villagers? Or are they stopped, full of arrows, at the castle gates? Does a dragon torch your granary, your people dying of starvation in the winter, or are you able to turn the beast back? The success of your kingdom depends solely on your skill as a city and castle planner.
Buy it now
Developed by
Lion Shield
Strategy City Builder
Date of release
Jul 20, 2017
Dec 01, 2023
Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Mar 21, 2024
PS4, PS5
ESRB Rating
Everyone 10 plus ESRB rating icon
  • Fantasy Violence
  • Mild Blood
  • Alcohol Reference


Design the city
Strategically plan your city to increase the happiness of your villagers and attract new residents. Offering more than 80 different buildings between accommodations, public services, military facilities, defense buildings, crops...
Manage resources
Decide how you invest the different supplies (wood, iron, stone, iron, coal, food and money) and make sure you are producing enough to keep growing. Command your citizens to work, harvest or build. The more homes you offer, the more civilians can live in your kingdom, resulting in greater tax collection and work speed, but keep in mind that you will need to produce more food and serve the needs of more people!
Take care of your citizens
Make sure they are happy and lacking for nothing, or they will start leaving the kingdom! Taking care of the taxes you apply, managing food reserves throughout the year, keeping them protected from enemy attacks and offering hospitals, libraries or baths will make them stay by your side for generations.
Fortify and defend
Ruling a kingdom is not easy… Vikings, dragons, wolves and ogres will attack your city and villagers every so often, so make sure you build enough defense towers and walls protecting key sites on the map! Having an army does not harm you, either...
Set in a living world
Feel the change of seasons that influences harvests, dynamic clouds, herds of animals and growing forests. You can add other kingdoms to the same map to forge alliances!


What people are saying...

"With charming graphics and smooth gameplay, this is one of those games you can just lose yourself for hours after a hard day’s work."
LEVEL (Czech Republic)
“A building strategy that does not overflow with complexity, but is very relaxing when you play it.”
LEVEL (Czech Republic)
“Kingdoms and Castles is entering into a competitive genre and may struggle to get noticed, but the ease of play and nice balance between simplicity and complexity makes it worth taking a look at. Just be sure to consider what you're going to do when the Vikings come calling.”
0 1 2