Fable III: Kingmaker plants a million flags

Players of Fable III: Kingmaker have littered Europe with over one million virtual flags, Microsoft’s announced.

The activity the free download has seen since it launched earlier in the month “can only be described as a virtual land grab of epic proportion,” it’s declared in the announcement; the game has seen 60,000 participants who’ve earned over 64 million pieces of gold.

Much like Fable II‘s Pub Games, the earnings will be transferable to Fable III as it arrives next week — North America next Tuesday, Europe on Friday — allowing players to get off to a speedier start in overthrowing Albion’s leadership. Or “invest in a nice new bed for you and your spouse to… share…,” as Microsoft suggests.

A Windows Phone 7 version of Kingmaker will be released “later this holiday” as well.