Thursday, March 04, 2004

Roman Mod Available for Chariots of War

"Mods are modified versions of a game created by the gamers for gamers. This mod takes a number of units that were available in Legion and modifies them to Chariots of War format so you can use the updated Chariots of War engine, but play as Rome and her enemies! "

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Spartan goes gold

"Just Play and Slitherine Strategies today announced that Spartan has gone gold and will be released in Europe on March 24. The turn-based strategy game, which is up for an award at this year's Independent Games Festival, is set around 400BC and features no less than 100 historically researched nations for players to assume command of. No North American publisher for the game has been announced at this time.

Spartan has been nominated as finalist in the Game of the Year events at Independent Games Festival 2004."

Special Features:

Over 100 different nations on a huge campaign map that spans Greece and the ancient near east

Use ships to travel from island to island, fight naval battles & perform naval invasions.

Siege castles and assault them when they are weakened

Build city walls armed with catapults and hurl Greek fire onto your enemies, scorching the earth and killing anyone in their path

Epic structures such as the Acropolis, Oracle & the Colossus

Monday, March 01, 2004

Odyssey Toys Announces Line of Collectible Historical Action Figures

"Kids can journey through time with the real Explorers, Adventurers and World Leaders that helped shape history. Each figure has authentic sewn clothing, removable hats, flags, swords, maps and other cool accessories. The Three-Packs also contain biographical information on each character, making collecting fun and educational."

Mahdavi Toys Produces Heroes of the Trojan War

Mahdavi Toys is scheduled to launch a line of educational action figures called Trojan Legends, based on the heroes of the Trojan War. Kids will enjoy playing with these life-like figures, which come dressed in authentic attire. The figures, which include Achilles, Odysseus, Hector and Aeneas, will be launched in conjunction with the Warner Bros. Major motion picture epic Troy, starring Brad Pitt as Achilles. Additionally, a video game produced by Mahdavi Toys will be launched immediately preceding the release of the movie. "

They are also planning to release Troy the Video Game, a Real Time Strategy game that will let players create a personal epic intertwined with the story of the Trojan War. Its unique fusion of strategy and role-playing is designed to create an integrated game-play experience that will appeal to an extremely broad range of players from fans of the Warcraft™ and Total War™ series of tactical-strategic games all the way to players of role-playing inspired games such as Neverwinter Nights™ and Everquest™. Ultimately Troy the Video Game is a game which embraces the theme and feel of the Trojan War to create a bold new world for players to discover. The game can be played in as many different ways as there are players and is open-ended enough that no two people will ever find themselves having exactly the same game play experience.