Wednesday, 17 July 2013

First look at the strategic multiplayer RPG Immortal Empire

Tactic Studios releases Version 1.0, a massive update for Immortal Empire, a, strategic multiplayer RPG

Check out the brand new trailer featuring never before seen gameplay!

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Independent game developer Tactic Studios is pleased to release a first look of their story-driven online RPG, Immortal Empire. The immersive game offers a deep and compelling storyline alongside challenging tactical combat. Players can choose from co-op, single player, or versus mode against their friends. Immortal Empire offers the option to compete on a variety of ladder systems in both PvP or PvE.

Players control a party of up to five unique immortals as they set out on a quest through Alvedor in this strategic, multiplayer RPG. Players have the ability to enchant powerful items, customize their hand picked immortals, and make tactical moves to defeat their enemies.

Immortal Empire's unique gameplay is comparable to a cross-breed between X-Com and Dota. Each immortal wields a different set of powerful spells that, when used together, create interesting synergies that demand ultimate skill in tactics to succeed.

This captivating, turn-based gameplay is presented alongside a large, conversation-style storyline arc that has players encountering numerous NPCs; from good, to evil, to humorous. Selecting certain answers during dialog gives unique attributes to the characters and alters the storyline.

The multiplayer component allows drop-in 4 player co-op, each player commanding up to five immortals in a party. Players can choose to work together or combat each other in versus mode. Opponents can choose 1v1 or 2v2 live versus mode to push their strategic skills to the limit. Have no friends? We're sorry to hear that. But don’t worry, our automatic matchmaking system will pair players with others of similar skill level. Players can climb the ladder system, earning a higher rank and proving their worth amongst friends.

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The well designed hybrid gaming experience will appeal to fans of both strategy games and story-driven RPGs alike. Features include:

  • Semi-realtime combat system lets co-op partners act simultaneously, keeping gameplay fast, while preserving the tactical elements that turn-based games provide.
  • Over 60 hours of playtime in over 30 engaging quests.
  • Old-school, 8-bit graphics will have anyone swooning with Nostalgia.
  • Gauntlet mode, similar to a 4-player co-op raid.
  • Tournaments with special items and in-game currency as rewards.
  • Over 100 in-game achievements
  • Fully original soundtrack offering beautifully composed orchestral songs.
  • Cross-platform, playable on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Free, as in no cash moneys are required to play.
With over 8 years professional game development experience, including working on BioShock and BioShock 2, Lead Developer Jesse Attard has been focusing on making Immortal Empire the ultimate RPG experience for fans of the genre. “By helping us become visible on Steam, Immortal Empire will be visible to a huge community of gamers, on an excellent, established platform”, states lead developer Jesse Attard. “Multiplayer games are far more entertaining when you can play with your friends, and what better service than Steam to ensure this can happen.”

Immortal Empire is currently playable and can be accessed through multiple portals, including Kongregate and the Tactic Studios website. The game can be played on any Java enabled web-browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.

trailer has been released in conjunction with the press release. Screenshots and the logo can be downloaded via the press kit. Fans of the game are encouraged to visit the Steam Greenlight page and vote to see it available on the distribution platform. For additional information, visit the Immortal Empire WebsiteFacebook and Twitter.

About Tactic Studios:
Tactic Studios an independent game studio from Canada that focuses on creating story-driven multiplayer strategy games. Fans of the studio are encouraged to follow their updates on their blog.
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