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.

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It's been too long, but here at last is a big update, trailer and a Steam Greenlight page for Rooks Keep.

Posted by RuneStorm on Oct 22nd, 2012

It's been a while since we've made any large-scale announcements for Rooks Keep, but here we are at last! So go check out the Greenlight entry and a brand-spanking new trailer to set your optic-nerves on fire.

Key Features:

  • Deathmatch arena based gameplay across various free-for-all and team game-modes.
  • Combat system based on various attacks, parrying, blocking, upgrade-able skills and more.
  • Unique and detailed gothic-fantasy themed environments.
  • Detailed characters, complete with unique personal animations, effects and an expansive gore system.
  • Classic and Combat Chess game-modes.
  • Online and LAN multiplayer and AI support for all gametypes.
  • A wide selection of maps for both arena and Chess modes.
  • -Mod support.
  • -Rooks Keep is running on the powerful Unreal® Development Kit™ from Epic Games™.

Once more, please vote for Rooks Keep on Steam Greenlight:

Plenty more images on the Greenlight page, our website, or right here on our IndieDB profile.

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Released Jun 13, 2013
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