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The Rise of a KING

rated 4.11 / 5 stars
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Sep 1, 2008 | 2:25 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place September 2, 2008

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IMPORTANT: Make sure CAPS LOCK is not on while playing this game, otherwise some buttons won't work. It's a flaw in the code, sorry about that...

The Rise of a KING takes a turn to the role playing genre, but still retains the action from its predecessor. If you havent played The Rise of a Knight, then there is a "Story so Far" section where you can watch a slideshow of what happened in the first game.

Explore the world in and around Stormguard Castle as you start off on your first day as a Knight. Times are getting dark with the current king and many others behaving strangely while more and more dangerous creatures appear, causing trouble all over the kingdom. You seem to be the only one to see the obvious corruption, and its up to you to dissolve this matter...


Left and right arrow keys to move.
Up - jump.
Down - shield.

Spacebar - Interact

A - Normal attack
S - Heavy attack
D - Use selected spell

1 - Cycle through weapons
2 - Cycle available armor
3 - Cycle through shields

Q - Cycle through spells
W - Drink Mana potion
E - Drink Health potion

C - show/hide controls
M - Map
O - Objectives
P - Pause game
T - Toggle quality

You can save your progress by sleeping in your bed in the castle barracks.

EDIT: For some reason the link to play The Rise of a Knight doesnt work in the game. I have no idea why, because it works on If you want to play the first installment of this 2-part series, then just go to my profile here on Newgrounds, or choose The Rise of a Knight from the drop-down menu on this page.



Rated 2 / 5 stars

Good, but one major bug REALLY pushed it down.

The very first enemies, the assassins, they can hit faster then you can run, or attack. If I was hit one time, it was basically over. I couldn't run, I couldn't defend, I couldn't attack, nothing. Please fix this bug, and then I'll give you a higher score.

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SeethingSwarm responds:

They dont really attack faster than you. If you are too slow to push them back before they get to you, then you can always use magic to get rid of them, or just use your shield. This game is not really very tactical, but maybe a bit more than you think. And you gotta give the bad guys a chance to win every now and then. You really think that this "bug" brings my game down to only a 4? Well thanks for the review anyway, I'll definitely keep your comments in consideration for my next project. I've never been too good with doing combat...


Rated 5 / 5 stars


the butterfly followed me on the loading screen! :]

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SeethingSwarm responds:

:) Cool.


Rated 2 / 5 stars


The first thing I noticed was that the guy gets around too slow. I wasted 5 minutes finding the king and then finally starting. Just let me get to the killing!
And when I got to the fighting, it sucked. It was just hold the attack button while jumping around. Wheres the skill?

Needs a better system for getting around, and a better fighting system.

SeethingSwarm responds:

Yeah maybe you're right. I'm still learning though. Sorry you didnt have the patience for all the conversations in the game before you got to do some fighting. I realise that it can bore people, but do you really think I only deserve a 4 for all my efforts?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


After playing for a bit I realized I should've given this game a 5/5. It's amazing, I love the music, the animation is pretty smooth and the equipment/spell is a nice touch. Definitely looking forward to your future work and I'm definitely adding this to my favorites.

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SeethingSwarm responds:

No worries for not giving me 5/5. I'm just glad you liked it and I'm really proud that you put it on your list of faves! Thanks man :)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


Very well done but the knight runs way to slow.

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SeethingSwarm responds:

This game can be hard on slower computers, so the game might run a bit slower for you if you dont have a fast computer, sorry :(

Glad you liked it though and thanks for the review!