King's Lair is a stealth based folk-horror game with puzzle elements. There is no combat and you must rely on your wit and composure to prevail.

You play as a desperate explorer investigating a lead overheard in town, claiming that fresh gold has been found flowing through an abandoned mine due to an unusual amount of rain.

The game starts as you have just climbed over a security fence into the restricted property that the mine is located on, equipped with a Flashlight and Gold Pan.