Oriental Empires Launches onto Steam

Oriental Empires Steam Iceberg Interactive

Turn based strategy game fans will want to put Oriental Empires on their radar, if not already there. Iceberg Interactive have just launched Oriental Empires onto Steam after 12 months in the Steam Early Access program.

Set in the ancient history of China and Mongolia, circa 1500 BC, you are tasked with taking on 3,000+ years of military, cultural, and technological history. Don’t mess up as the future of a culture rests on your shoulders. No pressure though.

“We’re really happy to finally be able to launch Oriental Empires. Weaving the history of China into a 4X style game has been a long process, and we’ve had to invent many new mechanisms to do the subject matter justice; but the end result is a game with its own unique feel”, says Bob Smith, lead developer of the game. “Personally, I’ve learned a huge amount over the course of this project, and have become fascinated by the vast and rich history of China. I hope players will have fun playing the game, and maybe also gain an appreciation of a history that’s little-covered in the West.”

Here are the key features for Oriental Empires:

  • Start out as a single nation or tribe, starting from humble beginnings with a single settlement and expand your empire and develop your culture with the aim of becoming the universally recognized Son of Heaven and ruler of the world.
  • Persuade the other factions to recognize you as such by either military force, or by diplomatic persuasion.
  • Play as one of 16 different factions each with their own special bonuses or penalties.
  • Vast beautifully rendered map featuring an attractive and authentic depiction of the landscape of China and Mongolia.
  • Large scale battles with hundreds or thousands of soldiers, depicted in detail right on the game map. Watch skilled armies and reinforcements go to battle, according to the battle orders and formations set by the player.
  • Fully animated 3D models, with variations in face and clothing for each model, including infantry, cavalry, chariot and artillery units, as well as naval forces.
  • Long seamless zoom range lets you step right into the game world or zoom out for a strategic overview.
  • Develop your settlements by constructing buildings and developing the landscape around them, build markets and ports to enable trade by land and water.
  • Elaborate research tree including technology as well as cultural, philosophical and religious developments.
  • Many other elements will determine the outcome of you quest for dominance such as Leaders, Sieges, Unrest and Rebellion, and Authority and Culture ratings.
  • As Emperor, set edicts, laws and decrees to balance power and move into a glorious new Era, with new technologies and military units that change the game!
  • Conquer together or betray your allies. Anything goes in multiplayer mode, supporting up to 15 players.

If you are a fan of turn based strategy games set in ancient times then you will be hard pressed to find one better than Oriental Empires. I have been a fan of Iceberg Interactive titles for years and have yet to be let down.

Oriental Empires by Iceberg Interactive
Platform: PC, Steam for Windows
Genre: Turn Based Strategy
Rated: T for Teen
Available now on Steam

Carl Williams

It is time gaming journalism takes its rightful place as proper sources and not fanboys giving free advertising. If you wish to support writers like Carl please use the links below. https://www.paypal.me/WCW

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle PlusFlickrStumbleUponYouTubeReddit

%d bloggers like this: