Skip navigation

VOL. CCCLXXXVIII TWO CENTS TORONTO. SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018. THIRTY-NINE PAGES.

Rome Dev Blog: The Campaigns

By Rick,

There has been a lot of interest in exactly which parts of Roman history we're covering. Most games tend to focus on the Roman conquest of Italy, which is an obvious choice for games because you get to play as the familiar Romans, in the familiar boot of Italy, and there's a nice smattering of enemy factions around Rome. Other mediums – TV shows, books, plays – tend to focus on Caesar's civil war against Pompey and his eventual assassination. Obviously everybody knows Caesar, and the intrigue of this era is fascinating, but it doesn't work very well for a strategy campaign; the civil war was a bunch of one-off battles that happened all over the ancient world with very little building or expansion.

But one transformative period that is too often overlooked, is Caesar's ambitious campaign in Gaul. Continued →

Dev Blog: Feats of Engineering

By rob,

While last week's blog was really just a teaser, today we're going to start getting into the real stuff. With so much to cover, it was a struggle to pick a topic for the inaugural post. But when we looked over what best defined Caesar's Gallic campaigns, and what new feature would most change the way the game is played, there was no question we needed to start with engineering. Continued →

Steam summer sale

By Rick,

Got some free time this summer? Can't wait for Hegemony Rome to come out? Why not buy Hegemony Gold? It's 75% off on Steam!

The sale is on until July 22nd. Get 'em while they're hot!

Rome Dev Blogs & New Screenshot!

By rob,

Whew! It feels like it's been forever since the last time we've posted about Rome. We've been deep in development over the last year and, now that we're taking a little time to come up for air, we're eager to talk about what we've been doing and what you can expect in the final game.

So starting today, we're going to start posting new stuff on a regular basis (roughly weekly, give or take interruptions from development). Some posts, like this one, may be light on content, but we'll always try to at least get you a new screenshot.

Let me say that again more directly: there's a new screenshot at the bottom of this post! Continued →

Show Me The Sales! Hegemony Gold and 34 other indie games on sale this week!

By Rick,

Hegemony Gold is on sale all week at 50% off, and all you have to do is enter the coupon code 'SHOWME' during checkout.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg! We're doing this sale along with 34 other indie games, all from 35% to 75% off! Check them all out at the Show Me The Sales 100% indie mega sale!

Update: I did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit with the other indies in this sale. Click here for the questions and answers!.

Hegemony Sneak Preview on EP Daily!

By rob,

About a month ago, a couple of nice guys from the Electric Playground team dropped by for a quick tour of the office and a sneak preview of Hegemony Rome. Part I of that visit aired on G4 TV Canada tonight and will probably air a few more times again tomorrow if you missed it. For those who don't get that channel, you can also watch the whole episode online at EPDaily.tv or skip straight to our segment here.

While I seemed to have inadvertently hogged the spotlight in this section, Jim, Rick, Philippe and Britt gave some great interviews as well, but unfortunately you'll have to wait to hear what they've got to say until Part II which should air sometime closer to release of the game.

Happy Holidays!

By Britt,

Well I'm about to head home for my Christmas vacation, but before I go, have a sketch of a card from everyone here at Longbow Games.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

"Organic Warfare" in Hegemony

By rob,

We just found out about a fascinating pair of articles by game designer and blogger Josh Raab about how he finds Hegemony facilitates "organic warfare" better than anything else on the market. To use his words:

"... Hegemony creates an experience like none other. When I studied ancient history in college, I read about all these things: the impact of geography, the importance of logistics, the convenience of naval transport, the difficulty of siege. But I didn’t know exactly how they worked. Hegemony brings them to life in a way that makes it all click better than any other strategy game I’ve played."

Read the whole articles here: Part 1 and Part 2.

IndieFort Countdown Bundles!

By Rick,

Hegemony Gold is going to be available in the new IndieFort bundle starting next week!

Why are we telling you about it early? Well, this is an interesting bundle: it's currently $4 for four games, but if you buy the bundle this week, then when next week's bundle comes out, you get four new games for only $3, and if you buy that one, the next week you can get four games for $2. Buy all five and the last one is free!

In other words, next week you can get Hegemony and three other games for only $4, but if you act now, you can get Hegemony and nineteen other games for only $10! But remember, you don't get the cheaper price unless you've bought one of the earlier bundles.

And to top it all off, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Help Daniel charity.

Incidentally, the whole thing finishes up on my birthday, and seeing everybody support indie developers and a great charity would be a wonderful birthday present :)

Below is a full list of games in the bundles. I've included YouTube links to each game, and I've also created a YouTube Playlist if you'd like to see them all.

Week 1, November 23-29, Fueling Up Bundle:
* Genetrive 2 (YouTube)
* Space Pirates and Zombies (YouTube)
* Aeon Command (YouTube)
* Waveform (YouTube)

Week 2, November 30-December 6, Space Suit Bundle:
* Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece (YouTube)
* Caster (YouTube)
* Zombies (YouTube)
* Strategic War in Europe (YouTube)

Week 3, December 7-13, Oxygen Bundle
* Bridge It (YouTube)
* Alien Hallway (YouTube)
* Eryi's Action (YouTube)
* Terrorhedron (YouTube)

Week 4, December 14-20, Ignition Bundle
* Syder Action (YouTube)
* Orczz (YouTube)
* Alien Shooter 2: Conscription (YouTube)
* Achron (YouTube)

Week 5, December 21-27, Liftoff Bundle
* War of the Human Tanks (YouTube)
* Zafehouse: Diaries (YouTube)
* Zombie Shooter 2 (YouTube)
* Will Fight For Food (YouTube)

More News 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39