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King Pins is a small scale real-time strategy game.

I was inspired by the Age of Empires series! Except in this game, you can play local multiplayer with controllers. 
Collect resources and expand your territory while defending your main unit: the king!

If your king dies, you lose!


  • ~1 hour Campaign: a short story captured in challenging levels that you will teach you how to play the game
  • 4 different civilizations, each play very differently!
  • then play versus match with up to 4 players locally
  • or, face off against computer controlled AI which you can set to 3 different difficulties. (or watch them fight each other instead!)
  • random generated maps, with each civilization having a multitude of buildings, unit and upgrades, make for endless possibilities!



  • A - select/build/attack
  • B - cancel
  • Y - jump to selected unit
  • Left/Right triggers - cycle through units
  • Start - pause


  • Space - select/build/attack
  • Esc - cancel
  • Y - jump to selected unit
  • Tab - cycle through units
  • Enter - pause

best played with a controller!

made for the Sokpop Patreon

 Sokpop Patreon

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorSokpop Collective
TagsLocal multiplayer, Real time strategy
Average sessionA few seconds
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4


Get this game and 7 more for $18.00 USD
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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

KingPins_v1.5b(macosx).zip 58 MB
KingPins_v1.5b.exe 50 MB

Development log


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It says it's a virus

Well, I tried launching through steam, then got the steam key and launched it in big screen mode and the controller still doesn't do anything with the game.  I can use the controller to move around the steam interface, but once the game starts, I have to switch to keyboard.  Bummer!


what kind of controller are you using? and is it windows or mac?

I am having this same problem on Mac with Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Cons.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand conquered.


This is real sweet, any plans to support Linux?

no, sorry! no linux support is planned!


It works fine with proton for me.

Hey! Love the idea, I want to buy it in steam, but its not even available to wishlist. It'd be great to put it out in steam wishlist so that people can keep it in their radar.


Hello, maybe you couldn't find it on Steam? here is the link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1459870/King_Pins/
if you buy the game here on itch.io you also get a Steam key!

Hello Sokpop! Thanks a lot for this great game. It's  as fun as AoE!!

It would be very cool if you'd release it on Switch also 🙂

I've read you can export from Game Maker Studio to Switch : https://www.yoyogames.com/blog/484/nintendo-switch-now-available

I'm sure it will be a hit!!


Looks cute :) Did anyone try this under linux/wine? 

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super fun but keeps crashing on the level with the 2 goblin kings (finished it twice) and it doesn't unlock the next one. 


is this on mac?

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ah nvm i can see it in the screenshot. 
sorry about this! i can only make mac builds in the office, so the fix will be up somewhere on monday! (it's already fixed for windows)

beep boop still crashes the same way on v1.5 - played again just now.

i uploaded a new build (1.5b)!

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hi! thank you!

i think mac doesn’t have built in support for xbox controllers. so they normally don’t work unless you download some kind of driver or third party app. you can probably find something on the internet!

try launching the game via Steam if you have it - Steam Big Picture mode can (in some circumstances, when the planets and the stars align in just the right way) act as a driver for your controller(s)

Game is awesome. I am wondering do i need to buy it once more when it'll be released on steam? Btw i think this game is perfect for nintendo switch it would be a banger on this console.


you’ll get a steam key here when it’s released on steam so no need to buy it twice! I think it would be cool on switch as well :D

Thanks for the answer!

Hey, I see it's realeased on steam. Can i get my code? Or where i can find it?

I just bought the game and seems like I can't play, when game starts goes directly into pause and and no way I can get out of there without going back and getting paused again.

oh thanks for the heads up ill fix it asap

are you on windows or mac? and did you have a controlller plugged in?

ah nvm i found the problem. i believe it's only on mac, however, the earliest i can make a new mac build with the fix would be somewhere tomorrow! it also should work if you plug in a controller.

yep it's with mac using keyboard, I've seen there's  new build and probably related to that. Thanks for the fast reply ;)


2 player with single key board ?

Any guide to get an xbox controller working with this on a Macbook Pro? The Mac is definitely connecting to the controller via bluetooth, and I've also tried with USB, but it doesn't work in the game.


Will there be an online multiplayer?


no promises but would definitely be cool to have a ELO based ranked online mode

Love the game! Is there a way to heal your damaged units and buildings? Thanks :)

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I’m glad you like it :D only the elves and undead can heal units. You can’t repair buildings!


What engine did you use to make this? :)

gamemaker studio!

Awesome, thanks, that's great to know! :)

hello, did you use game maker studio 1 or 2?


I'm getting an Unable to find game error on macosx :(

Copy it to your Applications folder and it works.


copied it into the Applications folder and still getting the message "

“King Pins” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software."

try right-clicking on the app and then selecting "open" from the drop down menu

Thank you for that!

I'm on a computer that I can't install anything to. Can I run this in a browser?

it doesn't run in a browser sorry!

When will it be possible to buy on steam? :D 
I have funds on steam and it would be great but like 4-copies pack :D

in a week or 2 probably!

Hello, if I subscribe to your patreon for 1 month will I also get the steam keys for the games?

Yes, you'll also get Steam keys once the games are released there!

the art is top as always

Is there a way to get it to work with a PS4 controller T_T?

I wanna play this with my gril...

windows doesn’t have native drivers for ps4 controllers, i think because of the console rivalry between Sony and Microsoft, but you can find third party applications online that can get them to work.

DS4Windows is what you want