Release Description:
Rooks Keep is a PC based, fantasy melee deathmatch/arena game. Best described as “UT with swords”, players will battle it out in a selection of game-modes, across a variery of maps.

The list of game-modes includes traditional Deathmatch and Team-Deathmatch, Conversion(kill your enemy to get them on your team), Combat and Classic Chess, and more. Players will get control of two factions of six characters each, based on traditional Chess archetypes(Pawn, Knight, etc) and engage in battles using a diversity of offensive and defensive abilities and skills.
Pawns will be skewered, mighty Rooks will smash their opponents with massive clubs, and sinister Beasts will tear into their foes with tenacity.

Games can be played solo against AI opponents, in LAN or online multiplayer or a combination. Up to 32 players are allowed in all non-Chess modes. Additionally, Rooks Keep supports 3rd party Chess engines.
Players will fight in detailed, full 3D environments that use the power of the Unreal® Development Kit. Mod support is intended for Rooks Keep.


  • Unique and detailed gothic-fantasy themed environments.
  • Deathmatch arena based gameplay across various free-for-all and team game-modes.
  • Combat system based on various attacks, parrying, blocking, upgrade-able skills and more.
  • Classic and Combat Chess game-modes.
  • Detailed characters, complete with unique personal animations, effects and an expansive gore system.
  • Online and LAN multiplayer and AI support for all gametypes.
  • 3rd party Chess engine support.
  • A wide selection of maps.
  • Mod support with editor.
  • Rooks Keep is running on the powerful Unreal® Development Kit™ from Epic Games™

Publisher: Runestorm
Developer: Runestorm
Genre: Action, Strategy

Release Name: Rooks.Keep-DEFA
Size: 355 MB
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