Average Playtime: 63 hours

Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood

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The Story
The peasants of Nottingham bow under the weight of Prince John’s taxes; nobles fall to the Sheriff’s political machinations; deserters from the Crusades pillage the land; and fairies lure the unwary into the depths of mist-shrouded Sherwood Forest, never to be seen again.

Step into the chaos of a magical England at the end of the Third Crusade.

Maid Marian hides breathless amidst the brambles after the sack of her father’s castle; Little John charges a bodyweight in gold to cross a lonely log; and Will Scarlet holds court in a brokedown tower surrounded by trees as tall as the sky, waiting for a king who will never come.

The time is ripe, a spark is lit – from the ashes of your home, from the shadow of anonymity, step into legend.

You are Robin Hood.

The Game
Nocked! is a lushly-illustrated, story-driven role-playing game. Define the deeds and identity of Robin Hood, outlaw of Sherwood Forest; recruit allies, forge alliances, find love; and chart a path between war, negotiation, and dangerous magics. Your choices are remembered and your actions shape the world, but you can’t do it alone.

Story and strategy collide as your reputation spreads and Merry Men join your band: Build and expand a base in the hidden deeps, manage your earnings from raids on tax collectors, and prepare for the coming of the Sheriff of Nottingham. There is no sure and easy path to victory, no one decision that will save your resistance; will you fall beneath the Sheriff’s boot heel, or will you build a movement to last the ages? The choice is yours.

Experience a lush and vibrant Sherwood Forest on desktop with art inspired by Lotte Reiniger - an early animator/director/artist - combined with traditional watercolor techniques; and original music drawn from medieval sources.

Features
  • Over 10 hours of gameplay incorporating more than 600,000 words of text and 7,500 unique narrative actions. No single playthrough is the same; this is interactive fiction on an epic scale!
  • Play as male or female Robin.
  • 10 romanceable characters, including both same and opposite-sex relationships.
  • 5 unique backstories that change the way the world responds to your actions.
  • 4 difficulty levels. Resource management can be an afterthought or a vital element in your decision-making.
  • 3 customizable bases, each with a unique look and play style. Build your base and see it reflected in the art and story.
  • 300+ pieces of hand-drawn art by Amanda Spaid.
  • Over an hour of medieval-inspired music by Ivan Oberholster; and featuring a new recording by Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden!
  • Dozens of different endings. See the culmination of your choices and their effect upon the world.
  • Play for minutes or hours at a time. A robust autosave keeps track of your progress.
  • Adjustable text size.
  • Built-in Twine and adapted for both desktop and mobile by Unmapped Path, specialists in narrative experiences, co-founded by Twine’s creator, Chris Klimas.
  • Originally launched on iOS in 2017, Nocked! has been lovingly expanded and refined for PC and Mac, with overhauled mechanics and additional art, music, and text.
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Developer
Andrew G. Schneider
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ManOfNottingham
Publisher
Andrew G. Schneider
Age rating
Not rated
Website
https://www.nockedthegame.com

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.10 Yosemite
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated
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