Courier-Based Strategy Simulation “King’s Orders” Coming to Steam

Publisher Games Operators recently announced that a new take on the strategy genre is headed to PC in the form of King’s Orders.

Developed by Afterlife, King’s Orders puts players in the role of a medieval European monarch who must manage multiple battles and campaigns by using couriers. Messages can be lost, take weeks to arrive, and the information you receive could be too old to be useful by the time you receive it. You’ll have to carefully plan and anticipate enemy actions to succeed.

Players will also get the chance to experience famous historical scenarios, including the Hundred Years’ War, the Battle of Grunwald, and the Wars of the Roses.

You can check out the breakdown of King’s Orders from Games Operators below, followed by the official announcement trailer:

King’s Orders is a game offering a unique take on the strategy genre. Unlike many other titles where you manage your armies in real-time and see instant results of your actions, here you’ll be communicating with your troops by sending messengers with letters. This means waiting for messages to be delivered, dealing with the fact they may never reach their destination, and building your whole ruling plan on reports and feedback that might be long outdated. Become a medieval ruler and manage armies and cities on the map of Europe. Claim new territories, expand influences, and replay unique scenarios taking part in famous events of the time, such as the Hundred Years’ War, the Battle of Grunwald, or the Wars of the Roses. Re-enact historical goings-on and see how you can change the course of history. Create a dominating empire that shall last for centuries!


A simplified historical strategy game with a twist. Rule your kingdom, give orders by sending letters to your generals, and make decisions based on the reports you receive.

Real medieval war scenarios. From the Hundred Years’ War, through the Battle of Grunwald, and to the Wars of the Roses.

The grand campaign allowing you to become the ruler of any medieval kingdom of Europe.

Magnified realism and a deeper level of immersion. Deal with the lack of battle preview in real-time and the fact that messengers with your orders might never reach their destination.

Loyalty and morale system that impacts gameplay. Monitor your generals’ attitude as they will help you stifle potential rebellion that might occur if you keep making unpopular decisions.

Kingdom economy to be handled. Gold gained will give you various opportunities. Will you train more troops or focus on fortifying? You decide what kind of ruler you are and how you’re going to manage your realm.

A release date for King’s Orders has not yet been announced. You can add the game to your Steam wishlist here.

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