June 14, 2002 4:08 PM EDT
New CB site
n the "better late than never" file:
Ogre's Network, a gaming network developed by PC gamers, for PC gamers, has announced the launch of their latest fan site, City Builders, dedicated to the City-Builder game series, developed by Impressions Games & Breakaway Games, and published by Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
City Builders will offer a community for fello city builders to interact and gain information in regards to the games in the City Building series. City Builders will offer coverage of all games since the 1998 release, Caesar III. We will even offer some coverage of the upcoming City Builder game, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, which is slated to be released in Fall 2002.
"Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom represents a huge leap for anyone who has ever played a city-building game," said Alex Rodberg, brand manager for Impressions' City-Building line of games. "In online play, gamers control neighboring cities and can form alliances, trade needed goods, send in spies and emissaries, invade each other, or work together on a massive project like the Grand Canal. There has never been a game like this."
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom brings city builders inside the Great Wall of China. Leaving the Mediterranean behind, the city-building series makes its first foray into Asia and immerses the player in brand new surroundings. China has existed for over 4,000 years, but its 4,000 year history has been marked with new technologies and ideas replacing - or enhancing - the old. This is the world in which the player will take the reigns of leadership and take their cities through the twists and turns of Chinese history.
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom offers gamers their first opportunity to play a city building game with their friends, online via the Internet. A great variety of both collaborative and competitive multiplayer games will be offered. Players may need to collaborate in building one of China's engineering marvels, or they may share a common goal to attain a certain level of affluence. In competitive multiplay, players take sides - or may be a side unto themselves - and fight for sole power over China. "We're really excited to see what gamers will come up with in multiplayer mode, so we're leaving options open for them to invent their own types of gameplay," added Jon Payne, producer for the game at Impressions Games.
Ogre's Network - http://www.ogresnet.com
City Builders - http://cb.ogresnet.com
Angel Reckless Rodent
June 3, 2002 1:20 PM EDT
CBC June competition for 'Newcomers'
nce again I had a message from GraniteQ informaing me of a new competition at the City Builders Channel.
This month's CBC Pharaoh competition, called Initiation, is a new idea for CBC. It is restricted to players who have never played a CBC Pharaoh/Cleopatra competition before. You can find the contest page here.
We hope that new players will be encouraged to try a competition at the 'easy' level of difficulty which has been created at a similar level to Meidum in the Pharaoh/Cleopatra career.