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Preview release 6 now released!

By Rick,

Alright, so we weren't sure whether to call this one an alpha or a beta: we think it's of beta quality, but not all the content is in yet, so we decided to just play it safe and call it a "preview release". Anyway, you know the deal: download it here. And be sure to check back later for the release notes.

50% Off Hegemony at Impulse!

By rob,

There's never been a better time to pick up Hegemony! For the rest of this weekend grab Hegemony: Philip of Macedon for only $15 at Impulse and you can use your registration code to activate the Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece alpha we're currently testing here.

Alpha 5; You know the drill!

By Rick,

Get the latest alpha here! A lot of bug fixes went into this one, and the Archidamian Campaign is also ready for some more heavy-duty testing, so let us know what you find!

Check back later for the full release notes.

Alpha 4, available now!

By Rick,

Get the latest alpha here! This release is mostly bug fixes, but we're quickly nearing feature-completion. The Athenian campaign is also enabled now, although a number of the quests are still broken. We've also added a few new quests to the start of the Philip campaign to explain the new features, including charging, flanking, upgrading roads, changing homes, and blockading. (That last one isn't a new feature, of course, but it's even more useful now.)

As always, let us know what you think, and keep the bug reports coming.

Hegemony Gold Alpha 2 Now Available! Update: Alpha 3!

By Rick,

If you've been following Hegemony Gold, be sure to download the new build. This update includes some new features and lots of bug fixes. Unfortunately, this new build will break any saved games you've created while playing alpha 1, but alas, such is the cost of being on the bleeding edge.

As always, we appreciate any and all of your comments, so head over to the forums and let us know what you think, or just email me directly with your thoughts.

Update: There was a bug in Alpha 2 that made kill quests impossible to complete, so the download link now points to a new alpha 3 build.

Keep reading to see what's changed. Continued →

Hegemony review on The Bonebat Show!

By rob,

We just got word that Gord and Steve of The Bonebat Show, a "Podcast Award-nominated comedy and pop culture podcast from Seattle", picked up a copy of Hegemony at PAX and have done a review in episode 55 of their show. Check it out here.

Follow us on Facebook!

By Rick,

This has been a pretty well-kept secret for the last couple of months, but we've created a Facebook page for Longbow Games. If you're into the whole social networking "thing", be sure to "like" us!

Hegemony on X-Play!

By rob,

G4 tv's X-Play has included Hegemony in their top 10 indie games to watch. Check out the clip here: Hegemony on X-Play

Update: Itamar Weisberg over at Hamis`hakia, a Hebrew gaming podcast, has posted an interview he had with Rick at GenCon this year. Most of the site is in Hebrew, but he made an exception for this podcast, which is in English. Check it out here.

Announcing Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece! Get the alpha now!

By Rick,

You spoke and we listened! Today we're announcing Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece, a major expansion to Hegemony which includes Hegemony: Philip of Macedon as well as a new diplomacy module, a sandbox mode, two new campaigns, and lots of other goodies.

Now, you're probably thinking "But Rick, a game that great must be worth a billion dollars!" And you would be right! But since we're such nice guys, we're not even asking for your firstborn child. In fact, if you've already purchased Hegemony, you can get Hegemony Gold for free!

We're planning to release Hegemony Gold in November, but why wait? You can try the alpha now! Download it here and it will install beside Hegemony: Philip of Macedon, so you don't need to worry about it screwing with your current game. The new scenarios do require a valid serial code, though, so you're probably only going to be interested in this if you've already purchased Hegemony.

The changes we've been making are based on the hundreds of conversations we've had with all of you on the forums and on our recent convention tour, so we think you'll like them, but we're only five guys, so we'd really like your help testing Hegemony Gold! Try out the alpha and let us know what you think in the forums or by emailing me directly.

Keep reading to find out what's new! Continued →

Home from PAX

By rob,

With the crowning of another Omeganaut and the exit of the cos-playing masses, PAX Prime is officially over for another year. We made it back to the office Monday but after days of nine hour expos, five hour concerts and a sleepless flight home we're just beginning to get back to normal. We got to meets lots of cool people at the show and in a few surreal moments found out both Tycho and Steve Jackson are fans of the game. We also met with a lot of press and did a ton of interviews over the weekend and I'll try to get all the links up as I find them. For starters here is some coverage on G4 and what was at the time a bizarre cos-play interview with Machinima. If you're a fan of PA and watch the cos-play video you might figure out why we kept getting biblical references all weekend. I was also told we'd be on X-Play this week but I don't know when.

Big thanks to Gabe, Tycho, PRD, Robert, all the enforcers (especially our personal enforcer, Raptor) and everybody else who helped organize this amazing show and gave us the chance to showcase our game. And don't forget to check out the other PAX 10 winners, which is a testament to how great the indie game scene has become. Some of our favourites include Puzzle Bots, Altitude, and everyone's favourite side of beef, Super Meat Boy.

PAX officially ended our summer Hegemony tour and so we're going back to doing the whole 'developer' thing again which might mean the news will be a little quieter but don't worry we've got some big plans underway so stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months.

As a reminder, we're doing a Hegemony discussion panel at the IGDA Toronto chapter meeting tonight at Metro Hall in Toronto at 7:30.

Update: Some coverage over at Bombcast about an hour into their podcast as well as on their forums. There's also a summary post on DIYGamer with promises of more to come.

Update 2: Dexter345's blog post on the PAX 10 is now up on Destructoid.

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