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Portal Knights Devs Are Working On an Open World Multiplayer Sandbox RPG

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Keen Games, the developers of Portal Knight, is going indie after a $10 million investment from Hiro Capital and Tencent to drive development of their upcoming multiplayer sandbox RPG.

It should come as little surprise that this sandbox RPG is a spiritual successor to Portal Knights. It looks like Keen Games is currently hiring on the back of this investment. In fact, if you’re interested and think you have the chops, you can send them an email to [email protected].

Cherry Freeman, co-Founding Partner at Hiro Capital, shared in the excitement of the investment in the press release,

“We are delighted to be investing in such a stellar team. From the first moments playing their game prototype, we knew that they were on track to bottle lightning again and build upon the success of Portal Knights, a game that has been played and enjoyed by millions of people around the world”

Some additional information about this upcoming sandbox RPG include that it’s supposed to be an open-world, multiplayer sandbox action RPG in which you can build your own kingdom, explore, fight, and adventure together in a world full of mystery.

The game will be cross-platform on PC and console for some time in 2023. However, it wasn’t revealed which consoles specifically for which it is being developed. Keen Games has developed their own voxel-based engine as well for this RPG. This will enable them to create a massive, living open world.

Jan Joeckel, CEO of Keen Games, said in the press release,

“We are incredibly excited to start a brand new chapter for Keen Games with the development of our next title and transition to a self-publishing studio. We found in Hiro and Tencent two very strong partners that are aligned with our vision of taking the studio to the next level.”


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.