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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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kjl56 Aug 20 2014, 8:50pm said:

Steam still says this game is in beta, Steam will add the game to my account, but after restarting Steam it is gone, any ideas.
Also getting keys in the new Desura clint, the window just hangs, the only option is to click the icon in the task bar close it; not an issue in a web broswer

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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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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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Got barely any VCD work done this week. Curse you, chronos, curse you! I guess we'll see what next week is like. 7hours 14mins ago by loganrichert
RT @JoshHelfferich: Stare at the center of this GIF and tell me that your brain doesn't just make shit up 24/7. T.co http… 7hours 53mins ago by loganrichert
Don't do it, Twitter, don't do it! T.co Lets hope we can turn it off on said third party twitter apps. Aug 21 2014, 5:24am by loganrichert
Trying to get VCD running on Mac is quite the task.. Log files cut off, crashes apparently random, but always within a minute. Ugh! Aug 21 2014, 4:34am by arnrichert
@GarethNN Righteous. We'll do the same if we head down that-a-way's too :) Aug 20 2014, 7:20am by arnrichert
@GarethNN Which reminds me. Give us a shout if you're ever down near this neck of the woods! Aug 20 2014, 7:09am by arnrichert
@GarethNN Us? Inspiring? What is this strangeness :P Aug 20 2014, 6:58am by arnrichert
@GarethNN The first is always the hardest. *cliche* But it really is! Aug 20 2014, 6:50am by arnrichert
@Tuism @thefuntastic @FluffyPankreas *shudder* Aug 20 2014, 6:13am by arnrichert
I like this shot someone took in VCD: T.co Aug 15 2014, 2:48pm by arnrichert
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