Idle Crafting Kingdom

Last modified
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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Description of App

Every empire starts small!

Build production sites, and start crafting resources. Harvest logs, coal, iron and many other goods. Then craft them into more valuable items and sell them on the market!
Complete quests, build your own estate, and become the richest merchant in all of Crafting Kingdom!

Crafting Kingdom is a lovingly crafted (pun intended!) idle crafting game with a huge amount of goods to produce, complex production chains and plenty of quests for you to complete.

- Buy production sites
- Build complex production chains
- Complete quests and get powerful rewards
- Expand your storage facilities
- Build you very own estate
- Endless hours of fun. How much money can you make?

Note to our visually impaired players:
This game is fully accessible without the use of VoiceOver. You can enable/disable Accessibility Mode by tapping three times with three fingers in the main menu. Have fun!

Version

1.1

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

iOS 10.2.1

Accessibility Comments

This game has been, and at time of writing still very much continues to be, diligently worked on by the developer, with the help of the Apple-Vis community, it is extremely accessible and improving all the time. One slightly misleading thing in the description: There is a TTS voice, but accessible mode does play better when Voiceover is kept on. I have thought carefully about the ease of use rating. Some might disagree, but this app is being constantly improved and updated, and the small amount of latency we have now is being fixed and will soon go away.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is a very good game indeed for those who like an immersive game which involves crafting and questing, but does not involve combat. It's something a lot of us have been wanting for absolutely ages. Completely addictive.

Developer's Twitter Username

@MetalPopGames

Recommendations

19 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Justice 1 year 2 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Use Small Words on Saturday, October 7, 2017

i’m sure this has been mentioned before but crafting kingdom doesn’t appear to use iCloud. Does this mean that if I get a new phone but I will have to start again from the beginning?

Submitted by Portia Scott on Sunday, October 8, 2017

@Use Small Words,

Yes, it has been mentioned. From what I understand, an update that includes iCloud support for saving games is being worked on.

Hope this helps.

Submitted by Use Small Words on Sunday, October 8, 2017

In reply to by Portia Scott

guess I’ll hold off on upgrading for the moment then. :-)

Submitted by Michelle on Monday, October 9, 2017

Yes, I am still working on the cloud save and it is getting close to being finished now.
I'll hold off on promising a date, though, because a nasty bug in the system can always get in the way and delay the release.
I'll post an update here when the beta testing for the cloud save starts.

Submitted by Portia Scott on Monday, October 9, 2017

Hi Michelle,

That is really exciting news. It will be awesome to be able to save our progress for sure, smiles.

Submitted by Michelle on Thursday, November 23, 2017

The cloud save is now working and the update of the game is just around the corner.
But I just wanted to offer anyone who is planning to reset their phone or switch to a new one and can't wait for the release to write to me. I can add you to the beta and get you access to the cloud save quicker. I don't want anyone to lose their progress.

Submitted by Mattie SV on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hello! I am having some issues with the latest update on the production screens. Sometimes the screen becomes unresponsive while flicking rather I am using voice over or the accessibility mode. Any help would be welcome thank you!

Unfortunately, Mattie, you're not the only one having problems with the production screens in the latest version of Crafting Kingdom. The app often jams for me on the production screens, so that I can't restart automations, see how much production time I have left, or do anything else with production slots. I even had a similar problem in the city once, where I accidentally opened the help screen and couldn't close it; Sometimes I can navigate the production screens if I swipe slowly, but that doesn't always work. Restarting the app, or even my iPhone, doesn't always make a difference either. I have an iPhone 6, slower on IOS 11 than newerr iPhones, but I gather that even the newest i-devices have the same problems, such as focus dancing around, and the app being unresponsive or jamming up completely.

Submitted by Mattie SV on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback Clare! I was wondering if it was only me having these sorts of issues with the game!

Submitted by Jennifer Kent on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lets see how she does on an iPhone seven running the latest os.
not too well I cant click things and cloud saving doesn't work says failed to connect and focus jumps sometimes all in all not a game I will be playing.

Submitted by Michelle on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Hi everyone,
we are getting lots of reports that the iOS version has performance issues since the latest update.
We're currently investigating what's been causing these and hope to have an update or a fix soon.
There's no current beta version, as we have to find a fix first, before we can start testing.

Submitted by Use Small Words on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

i’m unable to disable accessibility mode using the three finger three Times tap. I’m using an iPhone with most up-to-date iOS as of today 9 January 2018. I have also been unable to do this with other iOS systems. Can somebody maybe help me with this please?

Submitted by alex wallis on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

honestly why don't people explore, if you want to turn off accessibility it can be done from the options menu there is a checkbox in there. though if your on this site presumably you need it? people shouldn't tinker and should leave things alone, I mean if it is working for you why would someone want to toggle it on and off.

Submitted by Use Small Words on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

I just thought I’d let people know that I myself was unable to use the method of enabling and disabling accessibility mode stated in the App Store

Submitted by Justin on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hi,
Try turning off VoiceOver, then do the three finger triple tap, that should work if you want to disable access mode. Be aware, then if you do this, then you'll loose all speech, even if VO is turned on, the game will not speak.

Submitted by Use Small Words on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In reply to by Justin

I just tried and it didn’t work. my cited friend also tried it but it didn’t work for him either. Is it something I might be missing possibly. :-)

Submitted by DrummerGuy on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In reply to by Use Small Words

I mentioned some time ago that the three finger triple tap gesture doesn't work when trying to enable or disable accessibility mode. Now, I understand that you have the right to explore and to test if things are working properly or not. Therefore, if something is found not to be working or functioning properly, it has to be reported. The only thing you can do is ask for sighted assistance in order to turn accessibility mode back on.

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Friday, March 2, 2018

Hi. Sadly, I am reporting the same issue. However, the issue only seems to occur for me in the farm. I currently have 25 production slots and, when I go into the farm, moving around is near enough impossible. I haven’t picked this game up for a while, but started playing again the other day. I am running iOS 11 .2 .6 and have an iPhone SE 64 GB. Sadly, it looks like the end of the road for me with this game.

Can anybody suggest another game like this I can play in the meantime? I shall miss this game.

Sorry to hear that you feel you must give up on Crafting Kingdom completely, Kerry, given that you can't do anything with your production slots in the farm. I've had the same problem with other properties: I can't continue my current metal parts quest, because, even though I can start production in the quarry, that will no longer work for the furnace and the blacksmith since I updated my iPhone 6 to IOS 11.2.6 recently. However, getting stuck like this might not mean the end of the road for either of us. Even if you don't plan to upgrade to a faster iPhone as I hope to do sometime in the next few months, I have read on the other AppleVis forum thread about this game that the developers are looking into this performance problem and hope to release an update to the app when they can solve it. In the meantime, some of us may need to take a break from the game, but I'm not uninstalling my copy, in fact I've done a cloud save of the game and will resume playing either when the faster update comes out or when I get a new iPhone, whichever happens first.

Submitted by Kerry Fielding on Friday, March 2, 2018

Hi Claire. I probably won't give up forever but for now at least. How do i do a Cloud Save? Wondering if to do that and then uninstall/reinstall the game to see if that makes a difference? I do like this game as well so hope they fix it soon. However, I saw these complaints coming up in December and it is now March.

If you have the latest version of Crafting Kingdom, Cloud Save is in the options. Swipe right from where you would usually double-tap Play to open the game, then, when you've found Options, double-tap that, then swipe down to Cloud Save.

Submitted by Michelle on Friday, March 2, 2018

Hi everybody,
we're currently in the testing phase of the new update. This update also replaces the save and load system, which is why we're testing it for so long in alpha, before we're even giving it out to beta testers. We don't want anybody to loose their progress due to a destroyed save game.

Submitted by boo on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

does anyone know where you can buy iron from in crafting kingdom?thanks boo

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, July 12, 2019

Anyone notice that you need gems to activate your boosts? I don't remember this boosts the case. When will I get the in app purchase that will unlock he 4 boost slots. I'm just now coming back to this game on ios so I'm still small. Lol!

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, August 8, 2019

I am just coming back to iOs after 2 years. I notice that I can't restore my purchase I thought I made with the boosts, and when I want to use a boost it costs 1 gem. What happened to free? And can I find a way to restore my unlocked boost slot etc in game Still having fun with it.

Submitted by Paul Martin on Thursday, August 8, 2019

When you go to activate a boost, there should indeed be a restore purchase button, though it's one of the last options in the list after you select a boost if memory serves. Note that mentioned screen will only show if the game registers no purchase, and will activate the boost straight away if the opposite is true.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, August 8, 2019

It is not. I only see a cancel and OK button.I I never saw a restore purchase, nor do I have the option to buy the add on if I never did in the first place.

Submitted by Paul Martin on Saturday, August 10, 2019

It's starting to sound like you're not even signed into the app store for some reason. I don't believe there's an exception written in the game for handling that, so it just shows you no message at all if that were the case. The easiest way to verrify if you're in the store is paying your Apple ID settings a visit. Just tap settings, then your name towards the top of the screen.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, August 18, 2019

I'm signed into the app store. This happened with iOs 11, 12, and now 13. and I know I'm signed in as I'm downloading updates etc. I just recheckd, and yes I am signed in.

Submitted by Hilary Reed on Monday, September 9, 2019

Hi. So, I understand how to cloud save, and it’s very convenient. However, how can you start a new game?

Submitted by Michelle on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hi KE7ZUM,
Please send me your player ID in an eMail (support@metalpopgames.com) or private message. I will make sure your account is restored - or if that's not possible, I can at least restore the purchase manually.
I don't want you to lose your purchases!

Also sorry for the late replay, I wasn't following this thread actively.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

No problem. I already sent the meail as well as what actually happens, and I could not ge the ID as swiping up and down kind of didn't work the way I anticipated. Lol! More in the private email.

Blessings.

Submitted by Gregory on Thursday, March 5, 2020

How do I exit out of ad screens? For some, I can tap on the upper most right corner to exit out but not all