Reign Of Kings is another Early Access Steam game that pushes the boundaries of what a sandbox game can be. Set in a Medieval stlye world with a first or third person view you start out on the beach of an island surrounded by trees and other natural resources.
You first task is to start building tools to help you collect these resources quicker, this typically involves smashing a tree with the default stick you have started out with in a very Minecraft-ey way to gather the wood. Exploring around the area you will also find a wide range of other materials such as flax and stone that you can combine with the wood to create a decent axe that speeds up wood collection 4 fold.
Aside from building tools you can build weapons and armour which come in handy with the main point of the game, claiming the throne! Exploring away from the area you spawned you will eventually come across a castle accessible by a long bridge that contains a throne to capture. Players battle it out to capture this position as it then gives them the abolity to tax everything harvested on the island by 20%. This very lucrative position enables players to form alliances and hire each other to fight for this dominant position.
All in all Reign Of Kings is a very good game but playing it for any period of time online shows that its in a very early stage but has some serious future ahead of it and should eveolve into a Minecraft beater.