Game Introduction – Rule the Kingdom

Rule the Kingdom

Welcome to the quick start guide for Rule the Kingdom, a new game from developer GameInsight. In Rule the Kingdom you’ll be building…well… kingdoms! During your reign, you’ll battle monsters, help your citizens, and manage businesses to create a thriving region worth the envy of all who look on it. At least if you stick to these tips.

Quick Start Guide

Getting Started

Navigating the Screen

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  • At the top of the screen, you’ll find your current level and experience, your gold and crystal balances, your current resources, the build menu, the shop, and the game map.

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  • The left side of the screen is where you will find your current quests. To view all your current quests you’ll need to tap the quest button to bring up the quest menu.
  • At the bottom left of the screen you will find your army, and at the bottom right you will find your inventory.

Terminology

  • Gold: Gold is the currency of Rule the Kingdom. Gold is used to grow your kingdom, purchase items to aid you in battle, and to begin raids. Gold is found by collecting taxes, winning battles, and completing quests.
  • Crystals: Crystals are the premium currency in Rule the Kingdom. Crystals can be used to purchase premium items, skip portions of quests, complete buildings early, and unlock extra helpers in the game. Crystals can be purchased using cash. You can also earn one crystal each time you level up.
  • Experience: Every action you perform in the game will earn you experience. Once you’ve earned enough experience you’ll level up and unlock new items and quests.
  • Health: Health acts like energy, but can only decrease in battle. You can use protection orbs to keep your health intact. If your army is standing they will take damage on your behalf, allowing you to battle more enemies without as much risk to your health. Once you’ve run out of health, however, you’ll need to wait for it to regenerate or use a health restoring item.
  • Resources: Resources are necessary to complete and improve buildings. Resources come from chopping down tress, mining rocks, and harvesting crops.
  • Build Menu: The build menu is where you’ll be able to purchase new buildings for your kingdom. This is where you’ll find houses, farming items, businesses, decorations, and barracks and training facilities for your army.
  • Shop: The shop is where you can purchase items to aid you in battles. Here you can purchase weapons and armor, orbs and potions, and other items to give you an edge against enemies.

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  • Map: Your map allows you to explore the lands surrounding your kingdom. When you first begin the game, many locations will be locked. As you level up, you’ll unlock new locations and new quests to complete within them.

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  • Equipment: Equipment allows you to better prepare your hero for battles. The better equipment they have the better they will be able to withstand damage and the more damage they will be able to deal.

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  • Orbs: Orbs can give you an edge in battle. Protection orbs will absorb damage, and orbs of striking will up the damage of your warriors.
  • Elixirs: There are several elixirs you can purchase in the game. Each elixir will increase your fury by a specified amount.
  • Fury: Increasing your fury bar will unlock powerful attacks you can use. The more fury you have, the stronger the attacks you can launch.

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  • Enchanting: Certain items (such as weapons) can be enchanted. You will need to find three different types of stones in your travels to complete an enchantment. Enchanting an item will give it bonuses and increase its effectiveness.

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  • Quests: You will be given numerous quests to complete during your time playingRule the Kingdom. Some quests involve saving villages and have entire storylines attached to them. Other quests are far simpler, and require you to improve buildings and order certain resources and/or items for example. Completing quests will earn you experience and gold.

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  • Army: Your army will fight by your side in battle. When a member of your army falls, you will need to hire a new warrior or continue on alone. As you level up you will unlock new fighters with abilities more varied and powerful.

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  • Raid: A raid is an attack on a specific location, complete with a time limit in which to complete the objective. The more successful the raid, the more stars you’ll receive. In turn, stars earn you better rewards and more enticing spoils of war. Be warned though, the more stars you have, the more difficult the monsters will be in every new raid. With great power, comes beefy enemies!

Building Your Kingdom

  • When you begin the game, your kingdom will already have a couple of buildings in it. However, if you want a truly successful empire you’ll need to add your own flavor to it.

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  • To start, add more people to your kingdom. Get things rolling by tapping on the build button at the top of your screen.
  • The build menu will open at the bottom of your screen. From here, select the first icon (of a person), then tap on the “wattle shack” to build one.
  • Once you’ve selected the shack, you can view its stats on the right side of your screen (this is true of most structures). Here, you can see how much gold it will earn, how long it will take to earn it, by how much it will increase your population, and take stock the resources and gold required to build it.

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  • Drag the shack to where you wish to build it. If you change your mind, you can always tap the “x” button to cancel your purchase. If you wish to finalize your purchase, however, tap the check mark. Experiment to see where you’re happiest with the placement of buildings.

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  • If a builder is available, they will immediately begin working on the shack. If all your builders are occupied with other projects, you’ll need to wait until one is available.
  • As a rule, it will take time for you shack to be completed, so you may wish to return to it later.
  • Once your wattle shack is complete, though, it will earn 15 gold every 30 minutes.
  • Important to remember: you will need to collect the gold for the shack first to begin earning more.
  • When it’s time to collect gold, there will be an icon representing the currency above the building. Tap on the building to collect your gold.
  • To continue building, you will need to gather some resources. Tip: look for large trees and piles of rocks and tap on them to send workers off to mine them for your collection.
  • You can collect resources from your workers whenever they have harvested at least one, but once they have harvested a large pile of resources they will stop working until you have relieved them of their load. Talk about lazy.
  • To collect resources, just tap on the pile of wood or rocks to have them sent to your stockpile.
  • Once you have chopped down a tree you will need to wait for a new one to grow in its place.
  • You will also need to manage your farm to harvest food resources.
  • There will already be a farm in your kingdom when you begin the game. Tap on it to plant crops.

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  • Only one plot will be open to you at this point. Tap on it to select the crop to plant.

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  • Once planted, you will need to wait for it to grow. Once grown, return to your farm and tap on your crop to harvest it.
  • Your farmer will automatically clear the land and plant the same item again.
  • If you wish to change the crops you are growing, tap on the plot of land and switch the crop using the menu.
  • You can also collect resources from you businesses. Bakeries will bring in baked goods, while your carpenter can build things like wooden blocks and chairs.

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  • To select what a business will provide, tap on the building and place an order for the item you wish to have. You will need to wait a certain amount of time before it’s ready to be collected.

Questing and Fighting Monsters

  • Many of the quests that you can complete in the game come with a complete storyline. The quests are presented in phases and each phase unlocks a new portion of the story.
  • To see how much of a storyline you’ve completed, you can go to your map and look at the percentage complete for each location that you have unlocked.

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  • Completing a storyline will complete the campaign and earn you additional experience, gold, and possibly treasures.

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  • Be on the lookout for people with exclamation points above their heads, as they will provide you with new quests to complete!
  • Many of these quests involve fighting the various monsters scattered across the lands. You know, all in a day’s work.

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  • To battle a monster, simply walk up to it (or wait until it walks up to you) and a battle will begin.

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  • Your hero and warriors will begin fighting the monster.
  • If a warrior falls in battle, you can tap the army button located at the bottom left of your screen.

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  • If you have the available resources you can hire a new warrior on the spot. If you do not have enough resources (or you don’t wish to hire anyone at this time), you can continue fighting alone.

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  • You will encounter boss battles. These battles will have multiple monsters to fight, but you will still fight them one at a time.

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  • Boss battles are when you most likely want to make use of your fury bar.
  • Your fury bar fills up as you battle monsters. You can also fill it faster using elixirs.
  • Early on, you will only have access to one or two powers, but you will unlock additional ones as you level up.
  • To use a fury power, tap on the power you wish to use and then on the monster you wish to use it on.
  • Using a fury power will damage a monster more than a normal attack would.

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  • Once you defeat a boss you will earn additional gold and experience (and may I remind you, possibly treasure!).
  • Your hero cannot die, but be warned: if you run out of health points, you’ll need to return to your kingdom and wait for your health to replenish (or use crystals to replenish your health more quickly).

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  • Also, be on the lookout for treasure chests and ruins while you are adventuring. They contain gold, orbs, enchantment items, and equipment that can aid you on your travels.
  • Some of the quests you are given will involve rebuilding buildings, clearing out resources, and caving in monster lairs.
  • These quests must be completed by your friendly helper goblins.

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  • Early in the game you will only have access to one helper goblin. This can cause some quests to take a while to complete. However, once you level up a bit you will unlock additional goblins. And you know what they say: two goblines are better than one…? (Go with it.)

Congratulations! You have completed the quick start guide for Rule the Kingdom by GameInsight. Be sure to check back often for game updates, staff and user reviews, user tips, forum comments, and much more here at Gamezebo.