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Rooks Keep is a PC based, fantasy melee deathmatch/arena game. Best described as "UT with swords", players will battle it out in a selection of game-modes, across a variery of maps. The list of game-modes includes traditional Deathmatch and Team-Deathmatch, Conversion(kill your enemy to get them on your team), Combat and Classic Chess, and more. Players will get control of two factions of six characters each, based on traditional Chess archetypes(Pawn, Knight, etc) and engage in battles using a diversity of offensive and defensive abilities and skills. Pawns will be skewered, mighty Rooks will smash their opponents with massive clubs, and sinister Beasts will tear into their foes with tenacity. Games can be played solo against AI opponents, in LAN or online multiplayer or a combination. Up to 32 players are allowed in all non-Chess modes. Players will fight in detailed, full 3D environments that use the power of the Unreal® Development Kit. Mod support is intended for Rooks Keep.

  • October 2012
  • March 2013
  • Rooks Keep: Release
  • Rooks Keep: Release
  • Rooks Keep: Release
  • October 2012
  • Rooks Keep: Release
Video playthrough: GamersDissent


Video playthrough: GamersDissent

Some more Rooks Keep news today in the form of a quick playthough from youtuber, GamersDissent.

Jul 4, 2013 News
Review from Ordinary Gamer


Review from Ordinary Gamer

Hail all! We have a great review of Rooks Keep from Ordinary Gamer. Give it a read!

Jul 3, 2013 News
Rooks Keep: Demo release


Rooks Keep: Demo release

Hi there! Well, Rooks Keep has been available for a week now, so we found a bit of time to release the demo.

Jun 24, 2013 News
Rooks Keep released!


Rooks Keep released!

Rooks Keep has been released, and is available to buy right now, for $15.

Jun 18, 2013 News
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habitdasher#2 Jul 5 2014, 10:56pm said:

Not sure if it's been fixed yet but I downloaded the standalone and the 64-bit.exe doesn't work... nothing at all. It's a big download for me so I hope someone can clarify before I waste the download.

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natostanco Jul 25 2014, 6:01am replied:

x64 simply does not work, they halted developing in favor of viscera cleanup (multiplayer does not work also)

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MI57R0 Jun 16 2014, 6:38pm said:

This is the next game I am purchasing. Much love to you RuneStorm!

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RuneStorm Mar 17 2014, 3:02am said:

Ok, yay! I got a response back from support, and they say they fixed it! :)
You'll need to reinstall the game apparently, to get the new settings.

Apologies this took so long, truly sorry :\

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videogames10 Jul 23 2013, 4:15pm said:

RuneStorm, could you possibly get this game working via the Desura client? I have to keep reinstalling it. I'd prefer to play it through Desura so I can keep track of it as well as my other games and their updates. Thank you.

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SkEyE Aug 12 2013, 7:38pm replied:

I second this, big time. The reverting to "Not Ready" in the Desura client after restart of client is an error on the developer's end. It almost always a problem with a script that has a mispelling or some other small error. This issue has manifested with several titles where the developer needs to correct the error and resubmit, then usually requires one final re-install for the users. This will continue be a giant hassle in this game until the developer addresses it, but it's been months.

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SkEyE Oct 9 2013, 8:03am replied:

Are you out there, Developer? This is still a frustrating problem with your software - having to go through the re-install process between every Desura launch.

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ZEROshift Aug 29 2013, 9:25pm replied:

Has the Dev. been on here at all? I am dissapointed that this problem has not been addressed -.-

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RuneStorm Dec 9 2013, 2:13am replied:

Oh jesus, really sorry about missing this :\ I'm certain this was installing for us, so something must have gone wrong. Will see what I can do ASAP!!

Sorry once more.

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RuneStorm Jan 6 2014, 12:17pm replied:

Just an update on this: I've been trying tons of **** to try and get it going, but so far no luck. Still gonna keep going though! Been pulling hair out over this one :\ Really doesn't help that our upload speed is about 20-40kb... Will keep you posted when I find the cure!

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I do quite enjoy browsing the community screenshot section for VCD: T.co 8hours 16mins ago by arnrichert
RT @VisceraCleanup: Update v0.30 now live! Check out the details here: T.co 8hours 56mins ago by arnrichert
Boardgames arrived! Yay! Talisman board is actually Arkham Horror board.. Not so yay.. :\ 14hours 0mins ago by arnrichert
RT @RuneStormGames: VCD:SW, VCD:SR and Rooks Keep will all see small updates today. Perhaps VCD itself may see an update today or tomorrow.… 20hours 29mins ago by loganrichert
RT @RuneStormGames: VCD:SW, VCD:SR and Rooks Keep will all see small updates today. Perhaps VCD itself may see an update today or tomorrow.… 21hours 26mins ago by arnrichert
@TessStenson Excellent.. And congrats *bow* 21hours 41mins ago by arnrichert
Hmm, this one isn't as good as the other one Jul 31 2014, 4:14pm by darkcarnivour
Ah, new cable smell. Jul 31 2014, 4:10pm by darkcarnivour
@GarethNN It certainly catches the eye! (Full pun intended) I think you're right, what matters more is the latter association. Jul 31 2014, 3:11pm by loganrichert
@GarethNN I like! Jul 31 2014, 3:04pm by arnrichert
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