Portal Knights Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Portal Knights RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Project xCloud's Streaming Lineup Expands With New Games https://www.gameskinny.com/lj525/project-xclouds-streaming-lineup-expands-with-new-games https://www.gameskinny.com/lj525/project-xclouds-streaming-lineup-expands-with-new-games Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:08:18 -0500 Ty Arthur

Though Project xCloud is still only in beta, the games streaming service already has 83 games in its catalog. The increase comes as a dozen new games were just added by Microsoft. They cover a wide range of genres. 

The new lineup includes a number of Telltale titles, which goes against the norm considering the studio's demise. Some other digital services have been jettisoning those games instead. For fans of those games, though, their inclusion in the xCloud lineup is a boon. 

Other games, such as SUPERHOT, Destiny 2, The Surge, and Sid Meier's Civilization 6 also make appearances. Here's the full list of newly added xCloud titles:

Several of those games are currently available through the growing Xbox Game Pass library, although Project xCloud and Game Pass are two separate entities at this point.

Game Pass notably has a monthly fee and currently supports installing games on Xbox One and PC. The two services are expected to eventually become compatible with each other, however, and may merge in some way.

At the moment, Project xCloud remains free, though in beta. If you get into the beta, you can play all the available games at no cost, However, the service is currently only available for a small number of player testers. Potential applicants need a compatible Android mobile device, a wireless Xbox One controller, and a stable wi-fi connection to take part.

Wondering what all the fuss is about and how this streaming service works? Check our Project xCloud early impressions here! Stay tuned for more news and info on Project xCloud as it develops. 

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How to Get Golden Egg in Portal Knights https://www.gameskinny.com/48q2g/how-to-get-golden-egg-in-portal-knights https://www.gameskinny.com/48q2g/how-to-get-golden-egg-in-portal-knights Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:14:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

Portal Knights offers an Egg Hunt event during the Easter period for all players. This event requires you to find a certain number of Easter eggs and craft the final one -- the Golden Egg.

This egg is required for accomplishing the Chef Riddle's quest, or you could simply use it for decorative purposes. You can craft them as many times as you want if you have enough other eggs collected.

If you want to know how to get the Golden Egg in Portal Knights, then follow our step-by-step guide below.

How to Craft Golden Egg in Portal Knights

Easter eggs in Portal Knights

Step 1: Find Some Easter Eggs

During the Egg Hunt event you will find three types of Easter eggs: yellow, green, and orange. They spawn in random places all over the island, so just keep your eyes open.

Usually, they spawn in hidden places, such as under the trees or in the bushes. Especially pay attention to places that are particularly overgrown. You need to find at least 45 eggs, 15 for each color.

If you can't find enough eggs, then leave the island and return -- the eggs should respawn. Also, beware of the corrupted eggs that look exactly like normal Easter eggs -- these will attack you.

Step 2: Build a Drafting Table

Before crafting the Golden Egg, you must first build a Drafting Table. There are four different types of Drafting tables, but you only need that of Level I. It requires 10 Wood Logs and 4 Copper Ore.

Once you have it built, you can craft some basic furniture as well, including beds, chairs, doors, etc.

Step 3: Craft the Golden Egg

When you have 45 Easter eggs and the Drafting Table Level I, you can craft the Golden Egg using the following recipe:

  • 15x Yellow Egg
  • 15x Green Egg
  • 15x Orange Egg

Also, be sure to craft the egg while staying on the island. Otherwise, the Egg Hunt event won't count as completed.

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That is all you need to know in order to craft the Golden Egg in the Egg Hunt event, and for other Portal Knights guides at GameSkinny, check out the links below:

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10 Best PC Games for Kids in 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/lo2nx/10-best-pc-games-for-kids-in-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/lo2nx/10-best-pc-games-for-kids-in-2017 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:00:01 -0500 ESpalding

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Yonder: The Cloud Chaser Chronicles

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Everywhere I've been on the internet while looking for great kids games of 2017, I've repeatedly seen Yonder: The Cloud Chaser Chronicles mentioned, and if you are familiar with the game, then you will know why.

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This beautiful adventure game focuses on exploration and crafting as its staple theme. There is no combat in the game, which makes it ideal for younger children and makes the game very relaxing and easy going. As you explore the island of Gemea, you befriend and train animals, gather fruit and resources, and then build your own farm to help generate food and resources for the inhabitants of the island.

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Yonder is out on Steam now for PC and also available on the PS4.

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Do your children play any of the games on this list? Maybe they play something else? If so, please let us know which games your children play so that we can check it out as well! 

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Ben 10

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Even though Ben 10 has just been released, it would be hard not to include it on a list of games for kids. From its humble beginnings as a kids cartoon, the Ben 10 franchise just keeps on growing! 

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This latest addition is an action-adventure game, and once again you play as Ben as you try to save the world from some of the series' most famous villains, including Queen Bee, Zombozo, and the Weatherheads. As usual, there are 10 alien creatures to transform into, so kids are going to enjoy exploring new abilities and the looks of these new forms.

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Ben 10 is currently available on Steam for PC and also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Portal Knights

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So far, this list has been missing an RPG, so here comes Portal Knights to fill that spot. This sandbox action-RPG is fantastic for teaching kids about teamwork and team dynamics.

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In Portal Knights, you take on the role of a Warrior, Mage, or Ranger who must travel to different worlds to lots of different islands to combat the effects of the great Fracture. Each island is randomly generated and offers a variety of unique environments, creatures, and resources for crafting. The crafting and gathering side of things is a nod to Minecraft, while the look of some of the land and characters themselves are quite reminiscent of LEGO.

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This game caters very well to two types of players -- the first being younger players who will enjoy mining and crafting items as well as the farming aspect of the game; the second being older kids, who may enjoy a more in-depth combat system.

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Portal Knights is currently available on Steam for PC, but it is also available on PS4 and Xbox One.

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A Hat in Time

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Since its release in October, A Hat in Time has done incredibly well, gaining an overwhelmingly positive reception on Steam. Just from looking at the animation and storyline, you can see that this is a good game for kids! Plus, a game that has a kid as its main character is a nice way of getting kids interested in the game. If it weren't for a couple of cases of bad language, this game would have a universal rating.

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The game follows the adventures of a space-traveling little girl who has a love of hats. As she explores new worlds in order to retrieve some missing items, she gets to craft new hats with different abilities to help her out such as a witch's hat that allows her to cook potions.

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A Hat in Time is currently available on Steam for PC and Mac.

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Sonic Forces

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There have a number of Sonic releases this year, but for this list, we are recommending the most recent, Sonic Forces. The titular character has long been one of the characters associated with games, and kids love him! In this new game, you and Sonic have to save the world from Dr Eggman and a new villain called Infinite by bringing together an army to defeat them.

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Sonic Forces brings back the much-loved platforms mechanics from previous games as well as adding some 3D action in for good measure. One of the big drawing points of the game is the fact that players get to create their own character to join Sonic on his missions.

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The game is currently available on Steam for PC but is also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Brawlout

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This little gem of an indie fighting game is a fun way of bringing the genre to kids. While consoles have had a cartoon-type fighter for many years, there don't seem to be many out on PC, so Brawlout is a welcomed addition. 

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The concept of a fighting game is pretty self-explanatory, but this game adds platforms to the mix, making the gameplay a bit more dynamic and fast-paced. Each character has its own unique playstyle such as a Nordic-looking Walrus-type character who uses ice attacks to freeze people in place or a  Porcupine character who uses electric shocks to stun.

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Brawlout is currently available on Steam for PC.

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Yooka Laylee

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As the cover slide suggested, Yooka Laylee was going to appear on this list somewhere. It was one of the most anticipated games of the year -- how could it not be?! All the beautiful animation and quirky characters make this very much suitable for kids.

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Of course, today's kids probably won't know about the game's predecessor, Banjo-Kazooie, so they will be going into it with no expectations or thinking that it has anything to live up to. Whether they just want to explore or go straight into collecting, this will keep kids occupied for ages. Younger players might have a little bit of trouble getting the hang of all the controls, but once they've mastered them, they will love playing this game!

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Yooka Laylee is available on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux and also available on PS4 and Xbox One.

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Cuphead

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What do you mean I can't include Cuphead on a list for kids? Alright, it isn't really suitable for younger kids, but I still think it is OK for older ones. I agree that it isn't an easy game. Having put in numerous hours and still not really gotten anywhere, I can attest to its difficulty, but as with anything, practice makes perfect and, yes, I think older kids can get to grips with it.

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The animation in the game is amusing and very well done, and if kids watch retro cartoons on certain kid's TV channels, there is nothing really that they haven't seen before.

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Cuphead is currently available on Steam for PC and also available on Xbox One.

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LEGO Worlds

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We couldn't have a list of great PC games for kids without having a building game on the list somewhere. Since the obvious one has been out for many years now, it couldn't be included, so we turn to the ultimate building franchise for this slide.

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LEGO Worlds was released at the beginning of the year and brings everything you'd expect from a LEGO building game. The game features an open world with procedurally generated environments that you can fully manipulate. Kids can build whatever they can imagine by either moving things brick by brick or by using a prefabricated building and then customizing it. 

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LEGO Worlds is currently available on Steam for PC as well as on PS4 and Xbox One.

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Snake Pass

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Released early in 2017 was beautiful physics-based puzzle-platformer Snake Pass from British developer Sumo Digital. In Snake Pass, you play as a snake called Noodle, and with the help of his hummingbird friend, Doodle, you need to move around various locations collecting gate gems to progress to the next level. That's it. The premise of the game is to collect items to move on.

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There are no enemies, no fighting, no dialogue, and no other characters to interact with. This makes it an ideal game for kids because they just get to complete the puzzles and get instant gratification in doing so. Yes, the movements might be a bit taxing for younger players, but once they start thinking like a slithering snake, it makes it easier to move.

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In addition to being available on PC via SteamSnake Pass is also available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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2017 has been an amazing year for video games across all platforms, but with the likes of Destiny 2 and Assassins Creed: Origins being big hits with all the attention, it is sometimes hard to see which games released this year are suitable for children. 

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Kids this year have been spoilt for choice, both from AAA developers as well as indies. Whether it is platformers or puzzlers, there have been some great titles released this year for younger gamers. 

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Being a parent of young children, I know what kinds of games my kids and their friends like, so based on this, I have selected 10 PC games that I think your kids will love as well. These are games that will test and excite younger and older kids alike, so there is something for everyone!

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Portal Knights' Major Update Hits Steam Store https://www.gameskinny.com/tnsh0/portal-knights-major-update-hits-steam-store https://www.gameskinny.com/tnsh0/portal-knights-major-update-hits-steam-store Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:39:58 -0400 Paige McGovern

Portal Knights' latest update is live on Steam now. This is the first major update since the game left Early Access. Version 1.1 includes brand new content and game improvements, such as multiplayer lag reduction and enemy glitch fixes.

Developed by Keen Games, Portal Knights is an action RPG and sandbox where heroes craft and fight their way to victory against powerful opponents. It can be downloaded on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.  

Portal Knights Version 1.1 Update Features

Below is a list of all the changes that are coming in this new patch. For more information, you can watch the update video above.

  • Kolemis Temple Trials Event
    • Quests:
      • Trial of Strength
      • Trial of Delving
      • Trial of Agility
  • New Mediterranean island unlocked after completing Temple Trials 
  • New merchant building complex with three NPC Merchants
  • Three new dog pets available from Funny Jongo the Pet Merchant
  • Nine new armor set recipes
  • New vertical split screen direction
  • Dungeon improvements
    • Better end room randomization
    • Dungeon room tweaks 
    • New rooms 
    • New UI markers for NPCs, Portals, and tutorial  
  • Players can now be banned from game sessions by host players  

Portal Knights is available on Steam for $19.99, and Xbox One and PS4 for $29.99 physical or $19.99 digital. The update will come soon for Xbox One and PS4.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for all the latest Portal Knights news. 

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Portal Knights Resource Guide: How to Get Ore, Resin, and Every Other Material https://www.gameskinny.com/ztrzi/portal-knights-resource-guide-how-to-get-ore-resin-and-every-other-material https://www.gameskinny.com/ztrzi/portal-knights-resource-guide-how-to-get-ore-resin-and-every-other-material Fri, 26 May 2017 17:20:38 -0400 Seth Zulinski

It's a big, big world out there in the fragmented realms of Portal Knights. Sometimes it can be a little hard to keep track of what drops where, which monsters hold what treasure, how many of this or that you need...but as always, we've got you covered.

Gameskinny has done the digging, and come up with a few quick and easy blocks of every resource, where you can find it, what crafting stations you'll need, and which monsters tend to carry it around so you can get back into the action and save the world

Where to Find Every Ore in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location Dropped By Source
Coal -Port of Caul
-Brackenburg
-Witchwater
-Ghostlight Mire
-Addermoor
-Morello Marshes
-Glimmerglen
-New Caul
-Pillars of Parun
-Facetta
-The Motherlode
-Fort Finch
-Plains of Passage
-Bomb Gazer
-Grunt Berserker
-Mirror Golem
-Blazing Blossom
-Crustor
-Burning Golem
Blazing Palm
Copper Ore -Dusty Junction
-Horseshoe Holdout
-Callum's Claim
-Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
-Fallen Soldier
-Bomb Gazer
-Greenhorn Grunt
-Hollow Knight of Fire
-Dusty Maggot
-Worm Boss
 
Gold Ore -Filia's Folly
-Pockmark Plains
-Old Hintertown
-The Bone Wastes
-Red Gruntking
-Burning Golem
 
Iron Ore -Brackenburg
-Witchwater
-Ghostlight Mire
-Addermoor
-Morello Marshes
-Frozen Bones
-Corroding Bones
-Dragon Boss
 
Titanium Ore -Starspires
-Great Frontier
-Sea of Stalks
-Farpoint
-Daring Bones
-Ancient Worm
-Arctic Dragon Countess
-King of Light
-Hollow King
 

 

 

Where to Find All Bars in Portal Knights

Resource Name Furnace Level Dropped By Crafting Recipe
Copper Bar Furnace I  

4 Copper Ore

2 Coal

Iron Bar Furnace II  

8 Iron Ore

4 Coal

Gold Bar Furnace III  

12 Gold Ore

6 Coal

Titanium Bar Furnace IV King of Light

20 Titanium Ore

8 Coal

 

 

Where to Find Every Block in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location / Station Dropped By Crafting Recipe
Anorthosite Stone Block -Lunar Landing
-Starspires
-Great Frontier
-Sea of Stalks
-Farpoint
  Cobalt Leek
Asteroid Core Block -Event Drop    
Basalt Stone Block -Palm Bay
-Angler's Wharf
-Mosakola Harbor
-Cape Carvel
-Mayyan Delta
-Deepest Mosakola
Boulder Golem  
Blue Carpet Block Workbench II  

2 Magenta Berries

1 Cotton Cloth

Blue Concrete Block Workbench I  

1 Stone Block

1 Electro Quartz

Copper Plate Block Furnace I Worm Boss

4 Copper Bar

2 Coal

Dark Blue Crystal Block Altar II   16 Electro Quartz
Dirt Block -Literally everywhere    
Electro Core Block -Event Drop    
Glowing Sandstone Block -Tomb of C'Thiris -Statue of Al'gathor
-Statue of C'thoad
-Tentacle Brazier
-Sand Brazier
 
Gold Carpet Block Workbench II  

2 Ancient Golden Teeth

1 Cotton Cloth

 Gold Plate Block Furnace III  

1 Gold Bar

2 Coal

Green Carpet Block Workbench II  

2 Flammable Liquid

1 Cotton Cloth

Green Concrete Block Workbench I  

5 Stone Block

1 Verdant Emerald

Green Crystal Block Altar II   16 Verdant Emerald
Grey Concrete Block Workbench I   1 Sand Block
Iron Plate Block Furnace II Dragon Boss

1 Iron Bar

2 Coal

Light Blue Crystal Block Altar II   16 Sea Sapphire
Marble Block -Glimmerglen
-New Caul
-Pillars of Parun
-Facetta
-The Motherlode
   
Obsidian Stone Block -Glimmerglen
-The Great Scar
-Filia's Folly
-Pockmark Plains
-Old Hintertown
-The Bone Wastes
  Obsidian Rock Cluster
Orange Concrete Block Workbench I  

5 Stone Block

1 Flame Ruby

Orange Ruinstone Block Workbench I   

1 Studded Ruinstone Block

1 Sun Diamond

Purple Crystal Block Altar II   16 Moon Opal
Raw Jade Stone Block -Peach Tree Fields
-Mountain Temple
-Fields of Balance
   
Red Carpet Block Workbench II  

2 Berries

1 Cotton Cloth

Red Concrete Block -Mountain Temple   

1 Stone Block

1 Electro Quartz

Red Crystal Block Altar II     16 Flame Ruby
Red Ruinstone Block Workbench I   

1 Studded Ruinstone Block

1 Flame Ruby

Red Stone Brick Block Furnace II   

4 Dirt Block

1 Coal

Refined Anorthosite Block Furnace III  

4 Coal

2 Anorthosite Stone Block

Refined Bamboo Block Workbench I    1 Bamboo Log
Refined Dark Wood Block Workbench I   

10 Refined Wood Block

1 Coal

Refined Jade Stone Block Furnace III Jade Golem  1 Raw Jade Stone Block
Refined Marble Block Furnace III  

4 Dirt Block

1 Marble Block

Refined Obsidian Block Furnace II   

2 Coal

1 Obsidian Stone Block

Refined Wood Block Workbench I Furniture 1 Wood Log
Roof Tile Block Furnace I  

4 Dirt Block

2 Coal

1 Water

Ruinstone Block Furnace I  

4 Dirt Block

1 Basalt Stone Block

Sand Block -Dusty Junction
-Horseshoe Holdout
-Callum's Claim
-Palm Bay
-Angler's Wharf
-Mosakola Harbor
-Cape Carvel
-Mayyan Delta
-Deepest Mosakola
   
Stone Block -Squire's Knoll
-Fort Finch
-Port of Caul
-Plains of Passage
-Golem
-Mirror Golem
 
Stone Bricks Block Furnace I  

2 Dirt Block

1 Stone Block

Straw Block Workbench I   1 Wheat
Studded Ruinstone Furnace II   1 Ruinstone Block
1 Coal
Titanium Plate Block Furnace IV  -Ancient Worm
-King of Light
-Hollow King
2 Coal
1 Titanium Bar
White Concrete Block Workbench I   5 Stone Block
1 Iron Ore
Wood Block Workbench II   1 Wood Log
Yellow Crystal Block Altar II   16 Sun Diamond

 

 

Where to Find All Jewels in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location Dropped By  
Moon Opal -Great Frontier
-Starspires
-Star Gazer
-Gleaming Blossom
 
Electro Quartz -Dusty Junction
-Horseshoe Holdout
-Callum's Claim
-Hollow Knight of Thunder
-Thunder Gazer
-Saurian Mage
-Purple Slime
-Lime Crustor
-Mini Dragon Blaster
 
Flame Ruby -Angler's Wharf
-Mosakola Harbor
-Cape Carvel
-Mayyan Delta
-Deepest Mosakola
   
Sea Sapphire -Joren's Outpost
-Mount Meridian
-Hollow Knight of Frost
-Frozen Bones
 
Sun Diamond -Glimmerglen
-Pillars of Parun
Mirror Golem  
Refined Sun Diamond   -King of Light
-Hollow King
 
Refined Moon Opal   -Hollow Knight of Stars
-King of Light
 
Refined Electro Quartz   Ancient Worm  
Refined Flame Ruby   Dragon  
Refined Sea Sapphire   -Alt-Utan
-Dragon Queen
-Arctic Dragon Countess
 
Refined Verdant Emerald   Ancient Worm  
Verdant Emerald -Garnet Peaks
-Orson Orchards
-Leader Grunt
-Sand Shell
-Boulder Golem
-Pacific Shell
-Corroding Bones
 

 

 

Where to Find All Plants in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location Dropped By  
Agave -Dusty Junction
-Horseshoe Holdout
-Callum's Claim
-Dusty Maggot
-Magma Maggot
 
Alabaster Mushroom -Squire's Knoll
-Fort Finch
-Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
   
Berries -Squire's Knoll
-Fort Finch
-Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
   
Carrot -Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
    
Chili -The Great Scar
-Filia's Folly
-Pockmark Plains
-Old Hintertown
-The Bone Wastes
    
Cotton -Port of Caul
-Squire's Knoll
-Fort Finch
-Plains of Passage
-Swaying Blossom
-Moss Shell
-Pacific Shell
 
Fire Berries -The Great Scar
-Filia's Folly
-Pockmark Plains
-Old Hintertown
-The Bone Wastes
   
Garden Mushroom -Port of Caul
-Squire's Knoll
-Fort Finch
-Plains of Passage
Venom Maggot  
Ghul Berries Ghostworld    
Ice Rose -Joren's Outpost
Hintertown
-Joren's Outpost
North Point
-Mount Meridian
Alp-Utan
Frost Maggot
 
Jelly Berries -Starspires
-Great Frontier
-Sea of Stalks
-Lunar Landing
-Farpoint
   
Magenta Berries -Glimmerglen
-New Caul
-Pillars of Parun
-Facetta
-The Motherlode
   
Night Pin -Brackenburg
-Witchwater
-Ghostlight Mire
-Addermoor
-Morello Marshes
   
Palm Fruit -Palm Bay
-Angler's Wharf
-Mosakola Harbor
-Cape Carvel
-Mayyan Delta
-Deepest Mosakola
Fiery Roarc  
Palm Leaf -Palm Bay
-Angler's Wharf
-Mosakola Harbor
-Cape Carvel
-Mayyan Delta
-Deepest Mosakola
    
Potato -Palm Bay
-Angler's Wharf
-Mosakola Harbor
-Cape Carvel
-Mayyan Delta
-Deepest Mosakola
   
Pumpkin -Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
   
Wheat -Port of Caul
-Squire's Knoll
-Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
-Fort Finch
-Plains of Passage
   

 

 

Where to Find All Seeds in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location Dropped By  
Agave Seed Dusty Junction    
Alabaster Bush Seed Port of Caul    
Amber Bell Seed -Brackenburg
-Witchwater
-Ghostlight Mire
-Addermoor
-Morello Marshes
    
Big Bloomer Seed -Brackenburg
-Witchwater
-Ghostlight Mire
-Addermoor
-Morello Marshes
    
Blazing Palm Seed -Tomb of C'Thiris     
Cactus Seed -Dusty Junction     
Carrot Seeds -Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
    
Chili Seed -Peach Tree Fields
-Mountain Temple
-Fields of Balance
    
Cobalt Leek Seed -Great Frontier  Space Maggot  
Cosmic Mushroom Seed -Great Frontier     
Cotton Seed -Port of Caul     
Emerald Tree Seed   Boulder Golem  
Garden Mushroom Seed -Port of Caul     
Ice Rose Seeds -Joren's Outpost Mini Dragon Bomber  
Jelly Berry Seed -Great Frontier Space Maggot  
Magenta Berry Bush Seed -Glimmerglen
-New Caul
    
Potato Seeds -Potatoes     
Pumpkin Seed -Garnet Peaks
-Autumn Springs
-Orson Orchards
    
Sand Palm Seedling -Dusty Junction     
Silk Seed -Joren's Outpost     
Starlight Tube Seed    Space Maggot  
Wheat Seeds -Port of Caul     

 

 

Where to Find All Liquids in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location Dropped By  
Fire Spirit   -Fiery Roarc  
Flammable Liquid   -Red Gruntking
-Burning Golem
 
Mummy's Tear Event Drop    
Star Water -Lunar Landing
-Starspires
-Great Frontier
-Sea of Stalks
-Farpoint
-Gleaming Blossom
-Star Gazer
-Black Slime
-Daring Bones
 
Water -Joren's Outpost
Hintertown
-Joren's Outpost
North Point
-Mount Meridian
-Port of Caul
-Squire's Knoll
-Fort Finch
-Plains of Passage
-Callum's Claim
-Horseshoe Holdout
-Dusty Junction
-Brackenburg
-Witchwater
-Ghostlight Mire
-Addermoor
-Morello Marshes
   
Worm Goo -Event Drop    

 

 

Where to Find All Ingredients in Portal Knights

Resource Name Location Dropped By Crafting Recipe
Ancient Golden Teeth   -Mummy  
Ancient Teeth   -Mummy  
Sun Diamond Dust Altar III -Hollow Knight Overlord 10 Sun Diamond
Astral Heart   -Hollow Prince  
Bones   -Fallen Soldier
-Fallen Squire
-Fallen Wizard
-Mini Dragon Swooper
-Crustor
 
Moon Opal Dust Altar IV -Hollow Knight of Stars 12 Moon Opal
Cotton Cloth Workbench I -Ancient Worm 4 Cotton
Electro Quartz Dust Altar II -Hollow Knight of Thunder 2 Electro Quartz
Energy Crystal  -C'Thiris Tesseract -Snow Storm Crystal
-Sandstorm Crystal
-Electro Thunder Storm Crystal
-Pyr-Utan
-Ancient Worm
-Arctic Dragon Countess
-Hollow King
Sarcophagus
Flame Ruby Dust Altar I   6 Flame Ruby
Sea Sapphire Dust Altar II -Hollow Knight of Frost 8 Sea Sapphire
Fur    -Alp-Utan  
Greater Water Essence   -Rumble Jelly  
Linen Cloth Workbench II -Alp-Utan
-Mummy
 
Magic Fleece Cloth Workbench IV -Ancient Worm
-King of Light
-Hollow King
10 Gossamer
Scales   -Saurian Fighter
-Saurian Mage
-Lime Crustor
 
Silk -Joren's Outpost
Hintertown
-Joren's Outpost
North Point
-Mount Meridian
Baby Araktula  
Silk Cloth Workbench III -Grunt Berserker
-Dragon
 
Verdant Emerald Dust Altar I   4 Verdant Emerald
Water Essence   -Sea Maggot
-Rumble Jelly
-Pacific Shell
 
Gossamer -Lunar Landing
-Starspires
-Great Frontier
-Sea of Stalks
-Farpoint
-Glimmerglen
-New Caul
-Pillars of Parun
-Facetta
-The Motherlode
-Green Slime
-White Slime
Mirror Golem
 
Wood Logs -Most places Greenhorn Grunt  
Common Resin -Emerald Tree
-Gold Glimmer Bush
-Ruby Tree
-Spring Tree
   
Cosmic Resin -Cobalt Leek
-Starlight Tube
-Cosmic Mushroom
    
Gold Resin -Blazing Palm     
Palm Resin -Palm
-Fruit Palm
-Bitter Oak
-Fir
    

 

That wraps up our guide on how to find every single resource and crafting material in Portal Knights. Having trouble picking any of these up? Let me know down in the comments and I'll help you out. 

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Portal Knights: Fractured But...Well, Just Fractured https://www.gameskinny.com/lvd54/portal-knights-fractured-butwell-just-fractured https://www.gameskinny.com/lvd54/portal-knights-fractured-butwell-just-fractured Thu, 18 May 2017 10:03:09 -0400 Seth Zulinski

Recently, I've been on the gaming grind a ton. With new MOBA seasons, the reemergence of the Arena Shooter, and H1Z1 making its presence felt on the team game scene...it's been busy out there for us multiplayer addicts. Booting up my rig has felt a lot like clocking in for work, and I needed a vacation -- badly. 

So when I was handed a copy of Portal Knights, an offbeat action adventure RPG by Keen Games coming out of Early Access, I figured "why not?". With a solid rating on Steam, an army of thumbs ups, and a Very Positive overall rating...it's gotta be good, right? 

So Polished It's Shiny

If you're waiting for the inevitable second boot to fall from a sentiment like "how bad could it be", you'll actually have to keep waiting. 

Portal Knights is really smooth. The characters, reminiscent of modified Lego people, all move fluidly. The worlds are vibrant, and range from powerful pastel palettes to dingy dungeon crawls. The animations flow (though chaining different actions together does feel a bit sticky at times). And once you get the hang of the game, nothing feels like it demands too much of you. 

Really, they've given you a relatively beautiful (if block-based) world to go adventure around in -- and since most enemies and obstacles can be beaten by rolling around and hammering R2, you have plenty of mental space to dedicate to taking it all in. 

Edgy Combat for a Block-basher

Speaking of rolling around and hammering R2, Portal Knights offers a fairly huge upgrade over its "smash blocks and build things" relative Minecraft, sporting an active combat system that reminds me more of a toned-down Dark Souls or Platinum title than it does Steve relentlessly pickaxing his fiftieth skeleton down in the mines.

"Toned down" is the operative phrase there, however. While there are three different classes to choose from (Warrior, Ranger, Mage), a minor elemental system in play, and even Boss Fights, nothing really required you to do anything too complicated to achieve victory. 

Sure, you can be an agile Ranger, swiftly punching holes in your foes with arrows. You could be a mighty Warrior, bellowing and slashing foes to bits. You could even be a Mage, a wielder of arcane and elemental forces that can cause nature itself to rise up and smite your foes.

You can wield devastating scythes, magic wands, powerful staves, far-reaching bows, legendary swords and axes. You can outfit yourself in the finest armors, leathers, or robes available, brimming with bonuses and stacked with stat buffs until you're an unstoppable juggernaught that annihilates everything before you. You can even level up, granting access to even better abilities and equipment...

...but in the end, you'll still mostly be rolling in a circle hammering R2. The classes and weapons feel more like flare than actual core differences -- like various skins you could put on Portal Knights to make it feel like you'd changed a little something. Whether I picked a bow, a wand, or a sword, I inevitably defeated most enemies with a combination of "roll around" and "basic attack". So while the attacks may be different, they certainly didn't feel different. 

Of course, you at least don't have to break your right trigger alone. Portal Knights does have the outstanding bonus of good multiplayer -- and four of you spinning in circles is often a lot more fun (and less worrisome for bystanders) than rolling about by yourself. An archaic form of multiplayer called "split screen" is also available for those of you who want to jam some Portal Knights in a good ole-fashioned couch co-op session, as well.

The Building Blocks

Lastly, Portal Knights is, despite the action/adventure designation, a "blockbuster" -- more or less the "smash bricks with your face until you can make things to smash better bricks" gameplay we've come to know (and many have come to love) from Minecraft and Minecraft-likes

Right from the start in Level 1-0 (more or less "Big Glowy Tutorial Island"), you can get right to chopping down trees and shattering boxes with your bare hands (or starter weapon) to find wood for a crafting table. You can use the crafting table to make a pickaxe. You can then use the pickaxe to get stones more quickly, so you can upgrade your gear. That allows you to more quickly defeat monsters to get to materials you need to upgrade your crafting table...you see where I'm going with this.

Fans of the Minecraft style of gameplay will feel immediately at home in Portal Knights' deep crafting trees, and will soon find themselves pickaxing away at rare mineral deposits buried in the giant floating islands that make up the game world. Now, you and I both know that technically we're supposed to be defeating portal guardians to reunite a world shattered by The Fracture...but we're both pretty sure we have enough dirt to make a magical hovering path up to that big floaty island there. It's not like the portal guardians are going anywhere, right? Right. 

The downside to the relatively robust crafting system, if any, may be that a great many of the items felt like Upgrade Clones, despite the occasional individual bonuses attached. Shiny Metal 3 Sword is, in most cases, the same as Slightly Less Shiny Metal 2 Sword -- it just does a bit more damage. 

TL;DR

With a Souls-lite combat system and Minecraft gathering and crafting, you may be wondering why I left that "What could go wrong?" hanging in the air at the beginning. Aren't those good titles to emulate? 

Sure they are. But Portal Knights' biggest problem, if anything, is that it captures its comparative games very well in mechanics -- but not so much in spirit.

While combat feels like it came from an action RPG, it's a superficial feeling -- the depth of combat found the source material just isn't translated here. There's not the difficulty that usually comes with that sort of combat system. Similarly, the Minecraft-esque building segments do an admirable job of capturing the joy of breaking trees with your face to build a log cabin -- but stop short of some of the truly absurd things you could engineer in the iconic block-builder. About the coolest thing you can make is a stone cabin a.k.a. "sweet castle".  

All of this leaves me feeling a bit confused after having played Portal Knights -- Souls without difficulty, Minecraft without complexity, RPG without depth. Portal Knights is a smooth, shiny, pretty, musical little number -- but who exactly does the game want to play it, and will they feel like they've played it before? 

For being a relatively fun romp through a rather pleasant little world, Portal Knights earns itself six stars -- but for giving me the unshakable feeling of deja vu right from Level 1-0, they'll have to craft the rest. 

If you want to see whats behind Portal #2 yourself, you can pick up Portal Knights for $14.99 on Steam as early as today, and on PS4 or Xbox One within the next week (May 19th in EU, May 23rd in NA).

Note: A copy of the game was provided by the developer for the purposes of this review.

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Portal Knights: Where and How to Get Iron Ore https://www.gameskinny.com/7gi3i/portal-knights-where-and-how-to-get-iron-ore https://www.gameskinny.com/7gi3i/portal-knights-where-and-how-to-get-iron-ore Fri, 05 May 2017 16:04:07 -0400 Nick Lee

In the game Portal Knights, players will find themselves needing iron ore in order to create iron bars -- the foundation to craft furniture, armor, weapons, and more. Luckily, finding iron ore isn't that hard once you've reached the right level. And soon after that, it's just a matter of searching in the right places to mine.

Where and How to Get Iron Ore in Portal Knights

Step 1: Make Sure You're The Right Level

Players who reach level 11 will be able to mine iron ore for the first time. Just be careful not to fall through the world as you go crazy in your mining. Level 11 corresponds to islands you'll be able to access via portals.

For instance, island 11 (called Adermoor) hosts a location that holds iron ore, but players below that level wouldn't reach it. While this is the only way players will be able to find iron ore initially, from there on you'll have access to other spots to find the ore.

Step 2: Look In The Right Locations for Ore

While not always in plain sight, islands offer a variety of spots for iron ore to be mined once you've reached level 11. Here are the areas where ore occurs, listed by island and exact location:

  • Adermoor: Mushroom Palace
  • Brackenburg: Toxmoor
  • Witchwater: Swatching Swamps
  • Ghostlight Mire: Somber Everglades
  • Morello Marshes: Tetro Toxy

Step 3: Fight for Iron Ore

Only a few enemies actually have the chance to drop any of the ore. Two of them -- Frozen Bones and Corroding Bones -- will drop iron ore and won't be difficult to take on. But you'll have to fight them numerous times. These enemies are slow and really only have one attack, so farming them for their drops is a mundane but easy task. You can find them on a couple of different islands. 

Another ore-dropping enemy -- the Dragon Queen -- has her own arena island. Dragon Queen is a level 20 boss that drops iron ore, plate-blocks, and a litany of other goodies upon defeat. Beating the second boss players will encounter requires a slightly tougher fight, but promises solid rewards for your efforts.

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As an added bonus to getting this iron ore, each enemy or location promises coal as a resource to be used in crafting. Iron ore itself is essential in upgrading and crafting items, so be sure to look out for these portals to essential maps full of it.

Just remember: as you mine in Portal Knights, the resources will not reappear later. So use your mined ore wisely.

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Portal Knights new update https://www.gameskinny.com/u59p6/portal-knights-new-update https://www.gameskinny.com/u59p6/portal-knights-new-update Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:35:34 -0400 JessDambach

Early Access game Portal Knights added a new update that has been requested by players since February, when it was available for early access. The quality of communications for this game and the ability to enable and disable target locking was the main feedback from players.

In response to the feedback, the update focuses on controller support, optional target locking and other upgrades. And in addition, developer Keen Games also updated new events and abilities for the players at the same time. Here are the features:

  • Snow Storm on snow islands
  • Chest Hunt for spiders and turtles
  • Parrot and turtle invasions
  • Smaller version of a bigger boss
  • Walking plants
  • Warrior class upgrades
  • Carpet blocks available in several colors
  • New building materials
  • New additions to the classy furniture set
  • New "Crystal" weapons
  • New "Crystal" blocks available in various colors
  • Option to disable your helmet for players who want to show their haircut

Players have been looking forward to this update, because the game is in the process of being developed through suggestions of players until they close it for further development. In the next week people will definitely be checking out the warrior class upgrades, crystal weapons and taking on different animals and challenges that are now out there in the Portal Knights world. What new upgrade will you be checking out?

You can still participate in the early access program for Portal Knights on Steam for $14.99. More information about the game is also available on their official website.

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New Portal Knights update comes bearing lots of spooky content https://www.gameskinny.com/pph5v/new-portal-knights-update-comes-bearing-lots-of-spooky-content https://www.gameskinny.com/pph5v/new-portal-knights-update-comes-bearing-lots-of-spooky-content Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:55:00 -0400 ESpalding

Keen Games and 505 Games this week released a new ghost world update for their sandbox action-adventure game, Portal Knights. The game, currently in Early Access on Steam, is a fantasy crafting adventure set in a land full of islands which are connected by portals.

The new content allows players to explore creepy buildings, eerie graveyards, and lots and lots of gravestones in a new Ghost World. To add to the spookiness of it all, a mysterious mist has crept in over the land. Players will also be able to pit themselves against spider-esque foes, mummies and a variation on the Hollow Man.

As well as the introduction of the Ghost World, the new update comes with loads of other features for the game:

  • A new event system with random occurrences across the world
  • More recipes and monster “trophy” furniture items
  • An all-new brick dungeon to explore
  • Stone furniture recipes dropped throughout the ghost world
  • New character customization features including hairstyles, voices, beards, mouths and eyes.

Also, upon request from the Portal Knights community, the developers have made it so that items can also now be dropped from the inventory into the game world straight from the backpack.

To mark the launch of the new update, players can participate in the Early Access for 20% off the standard game price, making it $11.99. Portal Knights is currently only available for Windows.

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Portal Knights: Tips and Tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/abn07/portal-knights-tips-and-tricks https://www.gameskinny.com/abn07/portal-knights-tips-and-tricks Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:37:20 -0500 Robert Guthrie

Portal Knights is a big game with a lot of moving parts, so it can be easy to miss things or get overwhelmed. Here's a quick rundown of tips and tricks to get you started and help you get off to a smooth start.

Pick the right class

The Portal Knights classes aren't all that different, but they do vary enough that you're going to want to think at least a little bit about how you like to play. Classes can use any weapon they want and any spells they want, so the bigger difference is in the talents that each class receives.

Do you want to be a little tougher and better up close? Pick a warrior. Do you want high critical chance and crazy sustained damage? Pick a ranger. Do you want awesome burst damage and utility? Pick a mage.

Don't overthink it though -- you can always make up the difference with gear and items later on.

Finish the tutorial

I know you're probably all fired up to get to exploring, but don't go gallivanting off until you've finished all the quests on the starter island. They go by quickly and do a really good job of introducing you to the basics of the game -- you'll also finish the tutorial with a pretty good set-up, including a house, workbench, and a good set of starting materials.

Explore!

I know, it's not exactly earth-shattering advice that you should explore, but there's a lot more going on in Portal Knights than meets the eye, and if you take the time to delve into the corners of all your islands and make sure that you're checking all the nooks and crannies, it'll definitely pay off.

In addition to the regular things you'll find -- crafting materials, experience, and loot -- there are lot of secrets and hidden items. Crates and bags can hold weapons, recipes, and consumables. Caves often hide treasures that are absolutely worth delving for. You don't need to drive yourself crazy, but make sure you're doing a thorough check of each island before moving on. You never know what you might find!

But don't be afraid to let go

You get a lot of stuff in Portal Knights -- gems, ore, seeds, blocks, wood, tools, weapons, portal stones, and more! Unfortunately, your inventory is not that big, so one of the first lessons you need to learn is how to let go. Do you really need all of those bones? Are you ever going to plant those tree seeds? How much dirt do you actually need?

Build yourself a few chests along the way, get used to dumping extra materials, and get back to exploring. 

Upgrade!

Keep checking back with your base regularly to see if you're able to upgrade any of your crafting stations -- they're the key to getting better weapons, spells, and armor, and they'll help you survive all the nasties that keep coming after you while you're exploring.

Most of all, just keep at it! Portal Knights is a game of exploration, collection, and, well, a little grinding, so the more you play, the more stuff you'll have, the stronger you'll be, and the better you'll be able to take on the monsters that try to stop you from gathering up all that sweet loot. Good luck!

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Portal Knights Early Access: Familiar, Frantic, Fun https://www.gameskinny.com/9aae1/portal-knights-early-access-familiar-frantic-fun https://www.gameskinny.com/9aae1/portal-knights-early-access-familiar-frantic-fun Tue, 01 Mar 2016 07:00:46 -0500 Robert Guthrie

Portal Knights, the highly-anticipated free-form game from Keen Games, has finally been released for early access, and is already one of the best sellers on Steam. Taking inspiration from Minecraft, Zelda, and open world games of all types, Portal Knights manages to be unique and interesting enough within a well-worn formula to have broad appeal, even though the game itself feels a little unfinished (and it is -- the game is currently in early access, so buyer beware).

Thinking with portals

The central idea of Portal Knights is pretty straightforward – the world has been shattered into a bunch of smaller islands that are only accessible with portals, and knights – like yourself – are needed to defeat the baddies defending them.

Your knight does this through a variety of familiar activities -- chopping down trees to make shelter and tools, mining stone and ore to make weapons, and fighting the wandering mobs who always show up at the worst possible time to ruin your intricately designed summer home.

You can choose from one of three classes –warrior, ranger, and mage – who play more or less like you expect them to. As you level, you can choose skills that help you fight, or mine, or loot, but generally the classes are good at what you think they're good at -- warriors are tough and fight, rangers are quick and fight from range, and wizards blast thing with spells.

If building is more your thing, you can probably stick with the starter island, but most players will want to explore. You do that by gathering portal stones and opening a doorway to the next island -- these are randomly generated, making for pretty much infinite exploration opportunities.

If you get far enough, you have to face some nasty bosses -- the fights are fun, if a little repetitive, but it's nice to have something to work toward.

The same, but different

If this sounds a lot like Minecraft to you, you wouldn't be far off -- a lot of the key components are basically the same. You build, you farm, you fight, you explore.

That being said, there are definitely enough differences to make Portal Knights stand out.

For one, your avatar is significantly more customizable than in Minecraft, both at the start and in terms of clothing (and it's a lot less blocky, for that matter) -- the models of Portal Knights are a lot less angular and more textured, though some people find that element of Minecraft charming. The cutesy look might not be for everyone, but the world feels a lot less like it's fighting against its own geometry.

The combat is also a lot more intuitive and engaging thanMinecraft -- there are more abilities, your character can lock on and roll, and you can play from first or third person.

To be clear, these aren't earth-shattering differences, but they do distinguish Portal Knights from its inspiration, and make this less of a rip-off and more of an homage.

Still a little rough around the edges

While Portal Knights has a lot going for it, it should be mentioned that the game is still in early access and is unfinished in places. The crafting system is shallow and it's pretty easy to blow through all the content and find yourself with nothing to do -- assuming that exploration and building aren't enough to keep you busy.

It might be worth waiting until Keen Games has had a little time to iron out the bugs for Portal Knights, but the game has a lot going for it, if you keep your expectations in line. Even though it's hard to articulate what makes it different from other games in the genre, it feels and plays differently. The controls are solid and the UI is intuitive, and it's very easy to get sucked into hours of exploring gathering, and building, which is what we're all after, right?

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505 Games announces upcoming release of sandbox game Portal Knights https://www.gameskinny.com/qn6ej/505-games-announces-upcoming-release-of-sandbox-game-portal-knights https://www.gameskinny.com/qn6ej/505-games-announces-upcoming-release-of-sandbox-game-portal-knights Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:07:51 -0500 Jessa Rittenhouse

Video game publisher 505 Games has announced the upcoming release of their new sandbox adventure title, Portal Knights

Developed by German game developer Keen Games, Portal Knights will be available for Steam Early Access on February 25, though there is currently no word on how much the game will cost. As the developers remarked on the game's Steam page

"A decision on the final pricing will be made during the Early Access period, and may be higher depending on the amount of features and content added to the game."

The game takes place in a fantasy realm where a peaceful world has been shattered by a cataclysmic event called The Fracture, and it's the job of the players to restore peace to the world and reunite the realm, traveling various islands of the world through the portals that connect them.

From the look of the stills and the preview video, the game seems to have a Minecraft-meets-Skyrim-for-kids feel to it -- players choose RPG-inspired character classes like warrior, mage or ranger, and there are building and crafting elements, as well.

Players build their homes and then fight to protect them as just one of the many features of Portal Knights.

The developers have chosen to release the game with Steam's Early Access program because of the long history of sandbox-style games being shaped by the communities that play them. Depending on user feedback, there are a lot of features not currently in the game that they hope to bring to it before the full release -- including a variety of new worlds, more multiplayer features, and deeper RPG mechanics, to name a few. However, the end result ultimately depends on community response during early access.

What elements would make Portal Knights appealing to you? What features would separate it from games like Minecraft and Trove? Is it a game you would play yourself, or just one you would buy for your kids? Sound off in the comments!

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