About the game:
Rooks Keep is a PC based, fantasy melee deathmatch/arena game. Best described as "UT with swords", players will battle it out in a selection of game-modes, across a variery of maps.

Features:
-Fantasy Deathmatch:
Primary to Rooks Keep is the 3rd-person combat system involving quick and slow attacks, blocking, parrying, dodging and a selection of upgradeable skills. Each character also features their own unique ability.
In addition, a basic character skill system allows asymetric fights, eg: The Queen is more powerful than the Pawn. Players can spend skill points to either use a more powerful piece or upgrade their current one.

-Game-Modes:
Rooks Keep features a selection of game-modes, from free-for-all and team based modes, to Chess variations:
    Deathmatch: Free-for-all combat; killed or be killed.
    Team-Deathmatch: Any number of teams duke it out for victory.
    Conversion: Teams attempt to convert members of other teams to their own side by killing them. Last alive on the team becomes the Warlord!
    Combat Chess: It's Chess, but with a chance for the victim of an attack to fight their way out of certain death.
    Classic Chess: Classic Chess mode; the victim does not fight back..
    Last Man Standing: You have a set number of lives; be the last man standing after the dust settles.
    Last Team Standing: You, and by extension your team, has limited lives; fight to be the last team standing.

-Factions & Theme:
Rooks Keep currently features two unique factions; the forces of the Kingdom and the beasts of Darkspawn. The game is set in a varierty of detailed fantasy environments, featuring maps for both deathmatch and Chess modes. Players will get control of six characters per side, based on traditional Chess pieces (Pawn, Rook, Queen, etc) and each is uniquely animated and ready to commit hideous acts of carnage. Rooks Keep also features an extensive blood and gore system for particularly messy battles.

-Multiplayer & AI:
Singleplayer, Online and LAN is supported for all game-types, where up to 32 players can fight it out in all the non-Chess modes. AI bots can be added to all deathmatch game-modes and we even have support for 3rd party AI Chess engines (such as Stockfish)! Alternatively, players can simply play on the same computer in the traditional Chess mode.

-Unreal Tech:
Rooks Keep is running on Epic Games™ excellent Unreal® Development Kit™. With this in mind, we absolutely intend to do as much as we can for mod support.

Any other information or features will be added here as the project evolves and finalizes.

System Requirements:
-Minimum:
OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP SP3
CPU: 2.4GHz Dual core CPU
GPU: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870.
RAM: 2GB
HDD: 3GB
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Input: KB & Mouse (Gamepad supported)

-Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 32/64bit
CPU: 2.6GHz Quad core CPU
GPU: 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 3GB DX: DirectX 9.0c / DirectX 11
Input: KB & Mouse (Gamepad supported)


FAQ:
What platforms are supported?
Right now, only Windows PC.

When will it be released?
It'll be coming June 14, 2013.

What will it cost?
It'll be $15 at launch.