Last Knight is a unique genre mix that combines platforming, action-packed riding and ragdoll physics driven jousting! It is fast-paced action in a never ending randomly generated Unreal Engine powered fantasy world!
The story mode put it's player in control of a squire on its way of becoming a knight. But before he can prove himself, events of epic proportions make him the last hope for the kingdom! On his heroic adventure he will have to fight the horned bucket heads and oversized hungry creatures. He will have to get through a wide range of dangerous environments as well as his own Knightmares. But beside the story there is much more. Various game modes let you adventure through always different never ending generated worlds filled with riches and dangers. On your journeys you will also find quests that will take each of the characters on different missions in the hunt for fame and glory as well as gold and chivalry. Gold can be spent on fancy power ups, while chivalry can unlock world bending mutators and different view modes like the intense first person view. Cutting-edge features like a fully dynamic randomized weather system and a collision system that can alter basically everything of the world geometry make this game even more over the top.
You might be familiar with cloud saving issues, where your new save game can get overwritten with a old one. I managed to put such issue in the game without having any cloud saving in the game! Please do not install the 1.16 version when you played another version before, here is what happens then:
- If you have played the 1.0 and also the 1.1 before and then play the 1.16 your save game will get overwritten with the save game you had in the 1.0!
- If you have never played the 1.0 but played the 1.1 before your save game will Not get overwritten with a old one because there is none But everything quests related will be reseted, this also means your chivalry will be zero!
- If you are playing the Mac version your save game will be fine since the save game location was never changed there.
Sorry about that, it is basically the worst kind of thing that I could have messed up since your save files will be lost/overwritten on the first startup. I have now pulled the 1.16 where I could but I also have the update still on my website as a now called beta update with a fat warning about the issue.
If you lost your savegame I can't do anything to get it back but you could download these save game files. Also included is a save file that fixes the overwrite issue:
Put the files here C:\Users\\Documents\My Games\Last Knight\Save
If you had no problems you could of course also use this to cheat you the stuff.
If this all sounds kinda crazy to you then that is because it is kinda crazy. Here is the rundown that explains it:
It might be just too much of a berserker class programmer and I just charge through every logic which keeps shit pooping up. (The berserker programmer is the worst kind of programmer, despised by every other programmer class) Which brings me to the next point:
Since I keep messing up important things of the game in my updates I decided to get patches/updates out much less frequently. I will however release beta updates, those will then just be released on the website, so everyone who feels brave enough can also check those out and maybe help with testing. So then it should be like only 1.10, 1.20 etc will be released on the platforms. I will then do extended testing for those versions before I release them. This of course all takes time which brings me to the next point:
I decided now to release it later on Steam, my aim before was a December release there. But since problems keep popping up I decided to take my time with it. It might have been also a bad idea from the beginning to release on Steam around Christmas since there are so many other games released and it can easily go under. Also, I would had to release in a quite small timeframe between the Autumn Steam sale and the Xmas Steam sale which is also not the best idea.
I'm now aiming for a early next year release. This then also gives me more time to polish it and making sure that nothing nasty happens. I'm also thinking about making it a extended version with the new game mode I had hinted about earlier. Calling it then something along the lines of Last Knight: Ride Or Die Edition on Steam. But that still means everyone will get the same, no matter where you download it from! And you will of course all get your Steam key when it is released on Steam.
The main reason for that new "Edition" name is to get another shot for a launch (now on Steam) with hopefully getting the Press interested and not failing at it like the initial launch. (also with a new proper Trailer that is not messy like the old Long Launch Trailer) The launch basically was a fail, no way to talk that good but is of course very hard for every unknown Indie that releases his game on PC without Steam. Most that play it really like it (atleast from what I hear) but it never got anywhere concerning attention. The Groupees Bundle on the other side is great thing that really helps to make some money from it so I'm not getting broke. It is also great to see many Youtubers play the game and liking it! I made a list here: Youtube.com
I have then also enough time to get the much requested trading cards and achievements in and making sure all that other Steam related stuff is working fine. For that edition/update I would then also seperate the game modes better, scratching the splash screen with the play (endless modes) and continue story button and instead letting you go in 3 seperate game modes with their own menus: Story, Endless, ???. This is also better because there was some confusion before with the story mode because you can't use certain things there like different characters or the world mutators as well as some other things. The new game mode will be even more seperate then the difference between the story mode and the endless modes. I don't like to reveal it yet since it is in a early prototyping stage but the base is already very promising. I however like to put early versions of that game mode in updates (beta updates and proper updates) for you to try and you could then also contribute ideas or just help testing.
If you like a release time for the Steam release, sorry, can't give you that yet, I suck at plans and I don't want to end up rushing things because if I learned one thing then that that makes things worse.
Before I forget, I have put some randomly generated hats on the heads of the Buckets and Skeleton enemies which turned out be rather interesting:
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