Apparently simventure is quickly becoming its own genre. Today's latest entry into this crossover category is Kingdoms & Lords from Gameloft, which has finally hit release after being announced back in June. Part of the game will take place in a simulated kingdom (spoilers, I know). You'll spend your time managing your economy "on a daily basis", as the description on the Play Store is quick to point out. Hopefully this won't be the Farmville-ian style where, if you cease to play for a few hours, your kingdom dies. After all, plants may need watering, but these peasants ought to be able to fend for themselves.

When you're not tending to your nation's needs, however, it's on to glorious battle. The strength of your kingdom will feed the might of your army as you march on neighboring territories. You can even choose to battle your friends if you find skirmishing with the computer AI to be beneath your royal attention. Actually, according to the description page, you're really the ruler of a small rural village fending off the onslaught of the Dark King, but as we all know, in the game of Kingdoms & Lords, you either win or you die have to buy stuff via in-app purchases.

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Kingdoms & Lords has a cartoon-y enough feel without being simple that both kids and adults should be entertained by it. It's is free on the Play Store, but obviously supported by the aforementioned in-game digital goods. You know, in case you're feeling generous.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://twitter.com/sneakily1 Sneaks

    I wish this entire genre of gaming would just die already... Next

  • bdubs

    Strategy is a great genre, especially for touch screen devices.

    Sadly, gameloft is not a great dev. I skip them by default, at this point.

  • sabrekane

    Surprise, surprise... not compatiable with Asus Transformer TF10.

    • ericl5112

      Compatible with my TF101. Strange.

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      Same here. Not compatible. Mine has been rooted though.

  • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

    T_T can't run it on my GS3

  • Dan KÅ™epelka

    another gameloft game = another rip-off of something that will rip you off money because it's "free" .. go to hell Gameloft, please

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1519620310 Zac Rodriguez

    I've stopped caring for Gameloft a long time ago. The games are relatively similar and you have to spend absurd amounts of money to get past level 5 or something.

  • CJ Walker

    Dieing for an age of empires like Android game. Sadly this does not look like it fits the bill.