Descending from the clouds into a medieval world of dragons and castles, Doodle Kingdom - which hit the App Store today - promises something a little more down and dirty than its omnipotent predecessor Doodle God.
Still utilising the series' algebraic gameplay, Doodle Kingdom will encourage you to add X to Y in order to make Z. In Doodle God, you could use this formula to create life. As the ruler of your own Doodle Kingdom, however, you get to add such delicious sums as "castle + dragon = burning castle."
Where its predecessor offered a single path through all of creation, Doodle Kingdom offers more decisions for would-be rulers. You can return your kingdom to prosperity, breed dragons, or simply lay waste to everything in your path. These choices will affect how the game unfolds, and which side quests you'll get to tackle on the road to victory.
The path you take will no doubt also affect the series's new runner-style combat game. This will see you come face-to-face with monsters on the ground as you guide your champion through battles.
You can conquer Doodle Kingdom right now on the App Store, for the princely sum of £1.49 / $1.99.