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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.

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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RT @RuneStormGames: Hail! Just letting ya'll know that Rooks Keep nears the end of it's Early Access! We've been kept busy on other stuff, … Sep 29 2014, 9:14am by loganrichert
RT @RuneStormGames: Hail! Just letting ya'll know that Rooks Keep nears the end of it's Early Access! We've been kept busy on other stuff, … Sep 29 2014, 9:08am by arnrichert
Reworking some of my older tracks. Ye gods, the mixing! What was pre-2014 me doing!? Sep 26 2014, 6:16pm by arnrichert
So, got some time to work on anims for VCD. Whenever we get back to updates (damn Mac!) those should be in. Finally, a directional janitor! Sep 26 2014, 4:30am by arnrichert
RT @GarethNN: Well, that's unexpected. Shadow of Mordor might not be just an insipid LOTR-flavoured AC clone after all! T.coSep 26 2014, 4:25am by arnrichert
@devolverdigital I notice a distinct lack of sanitation in there! Sep 24 2014, 12:47pm by arnrichert
It is an old and not-exactly-the-most-expensive car, which could be a lot of the reason for that, but still... Sep 22 2014, 1:55pm by darkcarnivour
Trying out a demo bike from a shop today. I'm a bit paranoid about it though because the model they provide costs more than the car. Sep 22 2014, 1:53pm by darkcarnivour
@apoisonedgift How did you find out! ...and anyway, he's not angry, he just has hammers for hands. Sep 21 2014, 12:04pm by darkcarnivour
Came down to a bunch of number tweaks that made the enemy much more aggressive and the player's cutlery a bit sharper. Also some polish Sep 21 2014, 11:15am by darkcarnivour
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