News Archives: March 2003
Monday, March 31, 2003
Battlefield : RoN Fansite Gets a New Look
Pregaming Previews RoN
3D Avenue Opens RoN gallery
UK gaming magazine PC Zone previews RoN
Adrenaline Vault Previews RoN
Here's something for jaded strategy gamers to contemplate: Imagine a complete RTS in the Age of Empires mold, except its technology tree covers 10,000 years of history and a planetful of civilizations. Begin with hundreds of configurable options, subtract as much micromanagement as possible, and then embrace the result with a shell of turn-based strategy. Heaven? Maybe.Thanks to MOnkaMen of RON Pantheon for the heads up.
Sunday, March 30, 2003
RoN Alliance Continues In-Game Video Series
Gamesweb Previews RoN
Thanks to DejaVu for the info.
RoN Alliance Profiles Rome
Reigning Strategy Interviews Paul Stephanouk
Stephanouk, RoN’s producer. Check out the interview here!
Saturday, March 29, 2003
Apolyton Updates Beta Screenshots
Friday, March 28, 2003
NY Times on Cheaters in Gaming
RoN Universe Fansite Opens
Thursday, March 27, 2003
14 new screenshots added
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
RoN Alliance Profiles Egyptians
Gamecatcher Profiles Ron Wonders
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
GameStar.de Previews RoN
GameSpot announces Their Winners
Monday, March 24, 2003
RoN Demo in the Future?
RoN Alliance Profiles Japan
Apolyton Updates Beta Screenshots
ToTheGame previews RoN
Friday, March 21, 2003
Behind the Scenes : Rise of Nations Buildings
Our final count was over two hundred individual buildings, each with its own unique function and flavor. Every unique "building set" presented its own challenges and sometimes it was difficult to decide on a style for a certain culture, but in the end we were always surprised and excited by what we had made. The building team hopes you enjoy discovering all the little details we have put into the buildings and that you will spot something new each time you play Rise of Nations. - Ted Terranova
You can read the full article here. Be sure to check out the second page for a few sketches and renders of the buildings including a new version of the Terra Cotta army seen below.
Thursday, March 20, 2003
More Screenshots for Your Enjoyment
PCeye.it (Italian) posts Tenaka’s preview of RoN with ten screenshots
Fifteen RoN screenshots can now be found at PC.multiplayer.it (Italian) also it seems the same 15 are also at Next Game (also Italian).
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
RoN Center Reveals Tech Tree
RoN Alliance Presents RoN Video
Firing Squad Previews RoN
Saturday, March 15, 2003
Nation of the Week: The Inca
Here's an excerpt:
The Inca began as a warlike tribe inhabiting the Andeas Mountains and forged an Empire that became the largest native American civilization that ever existed.... In Rise of Nations, the Inca is provided with a powerful melee type light infantry called the Inti clubmen starting from the classical age. The Inca was also called the People of the Sun. Not only because of their religion but also for the vaste amount of gold and silver that their land yielded. This inspires the Inca in Rise of Nations to gain the Power of Gold, which gives them the ability to accumulate wealth in addition to metal when mining.
Check out the article here, and if you missed the other Nations, you can check out the full list here!
Apolyton Feastures Screenshots of RoN Tutorials
Alliance Francophone Features Units Through the Ages
IGN RoN Unit Showcase on Esoteric Units
GameSpot interviews Brian Reynolds
Right now we're in 'final polish' mode--all that's left to do is fix all the bugs, be sure that the performance is good on all the systems we run on, and finish up any final gameplay balancing that we think is necessary.
Article includes five new screenshots!
Friday, March 14, 2003
IGN Adds Two Screenshots
RoN Oracle Screenshots
GameSpot Complete subscribers Beta Contest
Thanks to DanQ of Apolyton for the info!
New region art unveiled
The image that Crazy Horse (hehe, great nick) posted is showing the European light cavalry line. If you're playing as an Asian nation, for example, you won't see any of those units because their light cavalry art is different...distinctly Asian.
To illustrate things a little more, the pic below shows the Knight (Medieval) and Heavy Knight (Gunpowder) for each region. (Red = Meso-American, Blue = African, Green = Asian, Orange = European)
The amount of detail the team at Big Huge Games has put into their units continues to amaze. You can head on over to the forums to discuss the latest picture in this thread and be sure to check out our Beta Units page to see regional art on other units.
Thursday, March 13, 2003
Rise of Nations Unit editor
Key features :
- Modify attributes for units. Change Health, Damage, Cost, etc;
- Add or Remove Units for each Nation. Go ahead, give the British Vandals and Cossacks. You know you want to...
Known Issues :
- All players must have the same unitrules.xml file prior to attempting to play a multiplayer game. Attempting to use different versions will casue an Out of Synch error.
- Editing Units with the same name (Tanks for example) does not work properly.
You can download the editor by clicking here. Hope you all enjoy it.
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Rise of Nations Delayed
Big Huge Games has decided postpone the retail release of its epic real-time strategy game, Rise of Nations, until May 20th after some well though-out feedback from some 1100 players in the current Rise of Nations Beta Test.
Good to hear that the beta testers are providing them with some usefull feedback on the game and that the folks at BHG are listening to what they have to say. I'm sure they will all agree that Rise of Nations is a good game, but with this extra month it is sure to be a great game. Check out the full article along with a few new screenshots here.
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Computer & Video Games.com Interviews Brian Reynolds
GameBiz Previews RoN
Monday, March 10, 2003
Two new screenshots at GameSpot
RoN at Sarmis Clan Site
Sunday, March 9, 2003
Fortunes of War Contest is over
The winners of the contest are:
All of you will be getting emails concerning shipping the posters within the next
day or two. Congratulations to everyone who found the fortunes, as many people
Rohag Plays God with Nukes
Saturday, March 8, 2003
Fortune Contest Extended
The last fortune has been hidden. Good luck!
Gamespy Announces Official Support of RoN
LoadedInc previews RoN
RoN Planet Announces their Contest Winners
RoN Pantheon Updates their Look
Strategy News Features on RoN
Apolyton Posts Screens from Tutorial
Game-Over previews RoN
Thanks to Nox for the tidbit.
Friday, March 7, 2003
Fortunes of War Day 3: winners and LAST fortune
This next fortune is the last fortune of the contest, so this is your last chance to win a Rise of Nations poster in this contest. I want a lot of entries, so the hiding place isn't too difficult.
Thursday, March 6, 2003
Fortunes of War Contest, day 2: winners and new fortune
The next fortune has been hidden. Good Luck!
Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Fortunes of War Contest: winners and next fortune
The next fortune has been hidden somewhere on the site. Remember, it can be ANYWHERE except the forums. Good luck!
Just a note, people may only win once, so for both of the people that won yesterday, go ahead and find today's fortune, but you can't win again.
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
First fortune has been hidden!
Tomorrow around this time a new fortune will be hidden and the winners of today's fortune will be announced.
Entries for today's fortune will be accepted until I post about the next fortune tomorrow.
4gamer.net Previews RoN
Thanks to Stack-Style for the news!
Russell Frushtick of UGO Previews RoN
RoN Beta Tournament Registration Opens
4players.de Interviews Brian Reynolds
French Fansite RoN Alliance Opens
Monday, March 3, 2003
Fortunes of War Contest
I am pleased to announce the Rise of Nations Fortunes of War Contest. For this contest fortunes with tips about Rise of Nations will be hidden throughout pages of Rise of Nations Heaven. The object is to find the fortune.
There will be a new fortune hidden somewhere on Rise of Nations Heaven everyday between tomorrow, March 4th and Friday, March 7th. Two winners will be picked at random each day from all applicants. They will recieve official Rise of Nations posters, and will be announced the next day.
For more information on the contest go to the Fortunes of War Contest Page.
RONH Contest Winners
Ingo van Thiel
C'ya on the battlefield!
Saturday, March 1, 2003
Dave Inscore Talks About Opening Sequence
Project RTS Opens RoN Section
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