||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Ageod travels back to the Birth of Rome

Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Filippo Chianetta

Type: Press Release

 

Samnites, the Senones, the Greeks and the Carthaginians were Romes first enemies and great leaders such as Pyrrhus and Hannibal fought to defend their lands. It was the start of an entire era of wars for domination, where innovation in military equipment was the key to success.

Birth of Rome is the new turn-based strategy game from Ageod (www.ageod.com) telling the story of those first epic wars that led to the unification of Italy and started Rome’s quest for global domination. The game uses the acclaimed AGE engine and is developed using the game structure and mechanics of Alea Jacta Est.

Birth of Rome features five scenarios from the 3rd Samnite War in 298 and 291 BC to the long and arduous First Punic War that raged from 264 to 241 BC. Birth of Rome features a particular emphasis on fleets and sea power, as they were vital to ensure control of the seas and maritime supply. As a full standalone release, Birth of Rome does not require Alea Jacta Est.

Birth of Rome is a true simulation where players are challenged to create armies and fleets, organize and maneuver them, sustain and reinforce them. All the time taking into account military, economic, political and diplomatic parameters.

 

The Scenarios:

  • The 3rd Samnite War opposing Rome and the Etruscan’s are the Samnite tribes between 298 and 291 BC, which will bring Rome control of central Italy.
  • The Senones War (284 to 282 BC), a violent Gallic tribe in Northern Italy is at war with Rome. Victory against these powerful Celtic warriors allows the Romans to take their revenge against those who plundered Rome in 390 BC.
  • Pyrrhic Victories (280 BC to 272 BC) where the Senate of Rome finally manages to capture Tarentum and southern Italy after repulsing one of the greatest ancient warrior kings, Pyrrhus of Epirus.
  • The First Punic War, a very long campaign between 264 and 241 BC, putting Rome against Carthage for the control of Sicily. A balanced struggle, focusing on naval operations. A shorter version starts in 256 BC.
  • The Mercenary War (241 BC to 238 BC), a fight between an exhausted Carthage and her own rebellious mercenaries in Africa.

 

For more information check out the dedicated product page.

  • View Enlargement
  • View Enlargement

Click thumbnails for full-size images and captions.

More Info

Birth of Rome

  ( Views : 13019 )


In Other News..

Star Hammer Nautilid Preview

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Nautilid constitute a dangerous threat for Mankind, but are still a mysterious one. No one really knows about their weapons or what kind of adaptation deep space has forced them to evolve.

But the Intelligence has collected some data about two classes of them and today they are ready to share them with you!

The Disruptor and the Sprayer can be very deadly and full of trickery so be careful!

Read more...

Scourge of War - The Waterloo Diaries Video Part 1

Friday, May 22, 2015

From its announce on, Scourge of War: Waterloo – the upcoming title on the Scourge of War series - has reached a high level of attention by the wargamer community with a lot of questions about its features and gameplay. Now, it's our great pleasure to satisfy your curiosity!

We have just released on our Youtube Channel the first chapter of the "Waterloo Diaries", featuring the producer of Scourge of War: Waterloo whom is going to share some key elements about the game (scope, main features, mechanics).

This is an in-game footage, without any post-editing!

We will publish more videos until the release date in order to give you the best coverage of the game, stay tuned!

Read more...

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Glory of Macragge DLC is out!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today will be a bloody day for the Ultramarines, because these highly disciplined and courageous warriors finally will have their hour of glory with the release of an expansion focused on their contribution during the Second War of Armageddon!

In Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon – Glory of Macragge, you can lead the glorious Ultramarines in a brand new campaign that features 11 challenging scenarios, organized in 3 different Acts. The sons of Macragge who fight in the manner prescribed in the holy pages of the Codex Astartes are known to be versatile and able to master any style of warfare.

With such powerful reinforcements on Armageddon, the Orks had better watch out!

Read more...

Pandora is on sale on Humble Bundle!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hurry up! This is your chance to put your hands on Pandora: First Contact as the game is showcased in the Humble Store with 66% of discount for 48 hours!

Pandora: First Contact is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale in which you are the leader of one the few factions of brave men and women fighting to terraform the alien environment of the planet Pandora

Grab the game here    

Read more...

Home of Wargamers 2015 Ask us anything!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just over one month to the opening of this year’s Home of Wargamers event and we need your contribution!

As you know, #HoW15 is all about the future of wargames. 30 developers will be meeting in CastelBrando to debate the market, exchange views and put their heads together to make the best games you could possibly play in the future.

What is it that you really want to see? What would you ask to Matrix Games, Slitherine and their development partners?

This is your chance to have all your questions answered, live! You can ask your questions by sending us an email to how15@slitherine.co.uk, posting on the forum or tweeting #HoW15 @MatrixGamesLtd.

Read more...

Distant Worlds: Universe Version 1.9.5.12 is out!

Monday, May 18, 2015

“Humanity has the stars in its future”– Isaac Asimov

A major new update is available for the critically acclaimed 4x space strategy game Distant Worlds: Universe, bringing the game to version 1.9.5.12 with many improvements, changes and bug fixes! For example, major improvements to the private sector freighter system, AI improvements, fixes to achievements that were not being retained, and bases will now launch fighters at attackers even when they have no other weapons!

But the list is very long, so be sure to check the whole changelog here

You can download the patch from here

Distant Worlds is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.  

Read more...

Deal of the Week! Panthers in the Fog 25 percent discount!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Our beloved Deal of the Week is back and it is celebrating the recent Steam release of Close Combat: Panther in the Fog with a 25% discount offer at only $ 29.99!

Command your troops as a German leader in the attempt to take Hill 314, or play by the American side and hold the line until the reinforcement arrive in this epic simulation of one of the turning points of the Western Front!

Read more...