Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Nemesis of Rome Demo Now Available

"Nemesis of the Roman Empire has a 150MB demo offering samples of both the single-player and multiplayer modes of the real-time strategy game.

The sequel to Celtic Kings: Rage of War, Nemesis of the Roman Empire is set in the Punic Wars. The Punic Wars were between the rising empire of Rome and another Mediterranean civilization, Carthage. Although in real life Rome defeated Carthage, Enlight's RTS gives players the opportunity to rewrite history. "

Friday, February 20, 2004

Persians Featured in Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots Expansion Pack

"One of the most important buildings for each nation in Rise of Nations is the capital city. Once it's captured, you'll usually be faced with a time limit within which you must recapture it or build a new one--or else you lose. However, the Persians have two capital cities (the second city built automatically becomes a capital), which makes them especially resistant to defeat by the loss of a capital. The Persian forces are also bolstered by elephant troops that possess a powerful close-range attack--namely their tusks--which can plow through rows of pikemen. These already formidable beasts can be upgraded later in the game to mahouts, which carry gunmen that can fire from a distance. The Persians also possess powerful nonmilitary bonuses, like a starting bonus of 50 percent food, a discount of 30 percent on all civic research done to increase their abilities to expand, free taxation upgrades, and the ability to commission the maximum number of trade caravans available. Like all nations, the Persians also possess unique military units. The Persians may also commission immortals, a powerful type of infantry unit, and arquebus immortals, an upgraded version of the immortal that carries a firearm. "

Egyptian Prophecy Set For March 24 Release

"Egyptian Prophecy is set in ancient Egypt at a time when the glory of the country is under threat because of the impending death of Ramses II. Amon-Ra, the sun god, promises to extend his life in exchange for the most magnificent temple ever constructed. When the building site is affected by a number of sinister incidents, it's up to the player, as princess Maia, to solve the mystery and, in doing so, save the life of the dying pharaoh. "

Monday, February 02, 2004


"In Stormcloud Creations' Coliseum players will get the chance to become those managers. You'll guide three young warriors and with rigorous training, and a little dose of the Gods own luck, transform them into seasoned veterans of the Coliseum circuit.
Gameplay is resolved using an extremely detailed text based simulation engine. Every aspect of being an Arena manager is covered, from the basics of training your warriors to dealing with disease and injury.
Warriors will age over time, and even run the risk of getting in trouble outside the Arena (something that never happens in real life sports, now does it?).
With combat taking place with a real-time, blow by blow account drawn from literally hundreds of thousands of vivid descriptions, no two games will ever play the same.
Factor in all the other elements (hundreds of diseases and injuries, the realistic aging system, budget constraints, outside events, free agents) and you have a game with infinite possibilities!"