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Publisher Devolver Digital and London-based developer Nerial have announced a new strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a king who has a decidedly modern approach to running his medieval kingdom.

This strategy game, titled Reigns, with adventure elements, has you solve a variety of medieval problems presented to you by your advisors by swiping cards left or right depending on the choice you want to make. This system is not completely unlike the way you match with other people in the popular online dating app Tinder. 

Market research showed that the kids love making history altering decisions that will effect the lives of millions of subservient people but want to do so by casually sliding their thumbs left and right with minimal effort,

Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker.

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Players will need to juggle the will of the people and the safety of the realm in a never-ending gauntlet of requests from their advisors, taking care of the needs of the peasantry, nobility, alliances, marriages, enemy factions and even death itself. Every decision you make may have an unintended side-effect somewhere down the road, so you must choose wisely and carefully. During your playthrough your choices will influence several interconnected story branches and will have you deal with a variety of random events during your time as the reigning monarch, making no 2 playthroughs the same. Choices you make may have dire consequences for you later down the line, so you’ll need to think about the choices you make before committing to them.

If you want more information on the game as well as screenshots you can check out the official website for more details!

Reigns is coming out at some point during the summer and will be available on Apple iOS, Android, and PCs running Microsoft Windows. We will, of course, keep you posted!

Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.