Role Playing Game (RPG) + Real Time Strategy (RTS) Mix
Release date:
Multiplayer up to 8
Windows™ 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Developed by:
Reality Pump Studios
Published byr:
TopWare Interactive AG

KnightShift offers the best of conventional RPG and RTS games in a mystic world, full of fantasy and imagination. The player takes control over heroes, real (funny) or magic characters and leads them to victory and honor.

Set in a living fully three dimensional game environment, KnightShift bewitches your PC with breathtaking graphics and effects. What this engine shows you today wasn´t seen before in a game - only in some graphic benchmarks and demos.

The unique combination of RTS and RPG elements in the SP campaigns, the hardcore gamer dedicated RPG mode for Single and Multiplayer matches and the unique humor of KnightShift brings real innovation into to days gaming world.

The Gameplay

Do you like Real Time Strategy? Or are Role Playing Games your preference… Why not try both genres in one … or even both separately? … In one game: KnightShift !

The Single Player RTS part of the game consists of three addictive, story driven campaigns. Each of them takes place in a different geographical area and bounds you every minute with new challenges like rescuing a kidnapped Princess or fighting a ferocious Dragon - or combat with nasty, ugly, smelly monsters and the bones of the walking dead.

During the campaigns the player develops his characters and gains access to new weapons, special armor and magic items. He also has the possibility of creating new characters or building new structures. All characters controlled by the player gain experience and go "level-up", increasing their combat potential and magical abilities. The characters may also find special items and weapons, armor and magical amulets, helping them to increase and enhance their skills.

Additionally, an extensive RPG mode surprises with an even larger selection of maps, quests, weapons and enemies, plus a highly improved character development. Skills selection, merchandise, the hiring of helpful characters and character inventories. This RPG Mode for experienced gamers can be played alone or over the Internet in companion network matches.

For RTS fans and friends of massive multiplayer battles, several RTS skirmish and MP modes guarantee endless hours of exciting gameplay.


Network games allow the participation of up to 8 players per match and 65.000 players per server. Available connection types are: IPX, TCP/IP or EarthNet®. Internet play is established using the EarthNet® server system.

The servers support meeting and chatting with other gamers, viewing statistics data of other players and setting up network games. Every player on the server has his/her own account protected by a password. With each server account up to 8 self developed RPG characters with their own inventory, skills and level ups can be managed. League and Companion MP matches are supported.

MP matches are possible in RTS Battle, RTS destroy structure and RPG adventure mode with predefined or self created maps and mods.

  • Unique, living world of fantasy
  • An exciting story with am(u)azing characters
  • Over 20 varying and thrilling missions with hundreds of quests
  • Addictive RPG Mode for SP and MP challenge
  • Development of character's skills, strength and equipment
  • Hundreds of unparalleled, surprising spells, weapons and equipment
  • Easy to learn intuitive user interface
  • More then 80 different characters and creatures
  • More than 500 objects and structures
  • Fully three-dimensional animated environment
  • Multiplayer RPG and RTS battles over EarthNet
  • Game world Editor for own fantasy Environments
  • Full DirectXtm9 sound and graphics support
  • 3D Sound and Dolby 5.1 support
System Requirements
Minimum:   Recommended:

• PC with 500 MHz processor
• Windows™ 98, XP, Vista, 7
• 256 MB RAM
• 3D Graphics Accelerator with T&L
• 750 MB free HDD
• Mouse and keyboard
• DVD-Rom drive
• PC with 2.0 Ghz processor
• Windows™ XP, Vista, 7
• 512 MB RAM
• 3D Graphics card with 128 MB   and Shader 1.3 support
• 1.5 GB free HDD
• DirectX™ compatible sound card,
   with Dolby 5.1 system
• Mouse and keyboard
• DSL Internet connection
• DirectX™ 9