Kingdom Eighties, the latest addition to the popular Kingdom series, will launch on mobile devices including Android and iOS, this fall, as confirmed by the developer Raw Fury. The game, which debuted on PC in June, is a single-player action tower defence game set in the retro-futuristic 1980s.
Kingdom Eighties Mobile: Launch timeline
The report from Android Police says that Raw Fury exclusively confirmed to the publication that it is coming to Android and iOS this fall, likely in October. Kingdom franchise creative director and co-founder of Raw Fury, Gordon Van Dyke, showed Android Police a working prototype of the game on an iPhone 14 and apologised for not showing it on an Android device.
Kingdom Eighties Mobile: Features
Before talking about the features, here’s the plot of the game. The game follows the story of a young girl who inherits a mysterious cassette tape from her grandfather, which contains a portal to another world. There, she must build and defend her kingdom from the Greed, a dark force threatening to destroy everything. Along the way, she will also discover the secrets of her family’s heritage and the origin of the Kingdom universe.
Raw Fury says that the game will have the same features and gameplay as the PC version, with some adjustments for touch controls. The game will also include a new mode called Survival Mixtape Mode, which allows players to revisit previously explored locations and challenge themselves to survive as long as possible against waves of enemies. The mode will have a three-tiered high-score system to track the player’s progress. The mode is coming to the PC platform as well.
However, the co-op mode is a major missing feature in the game. “Gordon Van Dyke says that adding co-op would have incurred additional design challenges that would have made this first story-driven instalment of Kingdom hard to get across the finishing line, so they omitted it”, said the Android Police report. He further added that he hopes to bring back co-op in future Kingdom titles.
The title mainly draws inspiration from the childhood of Gordon Van Dyke. He said he wanted to create a game that pays homage to his life and experiences in the 80s and his love for gaming and sci-fi. The game features pixel art graphics, synth wave music, and references to pop culture icons of the era.