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

Hegemony Gold 1.5.7 Released

By Rick,

I've you've been waiting for the official build of Hegemony Gold 1.5.7, it's here! As always, the easiest way to upgrade is to simply download the demo and install it over your existing copy, but you can also download it from the Download Centre. If you purchased your game elsewhere, you can use the same process, or you can wait for your distributor of choice to update their copy.

If you've been following the betas, you'll know this is a relatively minor update, except for a fix to a bug which caused the seasons to stop turning if you've played the same campaign for a couple hundred hours. If you're one of our uber-fans, this update is for you!

Keep reading for the full release notes. Continued →

Hegemony Gold 1.5.7 beta 2

By Rick,

After the first 1.5.7 beta, there were some complaints that the AI was being too competitive with each other regarding sheep, so we've released a new beta with all the bug fixes in 1.5.7 beta 1, with a little tweak to the way AI treats sheep. Hopefully this will alleviate issues some players have been experiencing.

The new beta can be found here. All you need to do is install it over your existing copy, and you should get the latest updates. Let us know if you have any trouble.

Hegemony Gold 1.5.7 beta and a French fan translation

By Rick,

We're releasing a new patch for Hegemony Gold today that fixes a handful of rare bugs. The most important bug fix in this release fixes a problem on high-end computers where the seasons would no longer change when you've been playing one campaign for over 100 hours, but read the whole post for the full change log.

As always, we're releasing it as a beta first just to be safe, but our patch betas tend to be pretty safe to install. To get this version, just download it here and install it over your existing copy. If you have any feedback, leave it in this news thread, or email me or Rob directly.

In other news, Socros and FRGO from the website Jeux-Stratégie.com have been spending the last three and a half months translating Hegemony Gold into French. Hegemony has over 100 thousand words, so this is quite the undertaking. If you speak French and you would like to get their translation, head over to the Jeux-Stratégie forum post and follow the instructions.

Keep reading for the 1.5.7 beta 1 change log. Continued →

50% Off Hegemony Gold!

By rob,



Get Hegemony Gold half-price during Steam's annual summer sale! For just $9.99 it's a great way to practice your battlefield tactics while we finish up Rome!

Update: The Steam Summer sale is all over for another year and I'm sure everyone is now buried in bundles and franchise packs. If you were unfortunate enough to miss out on this deal consider signing up to our Facebook or Twitter feeds for all the latest news, deals and promotions as soon as they happen.

Cut-scene Paintings, Engage!

By Britt,

Hi Everyone! We've all been hard at work on Rome here at the office, so we thought we'd give a bit of an early glimpse at the game. Here's some paintings I've been working on for the cutscenes throughout the game! Read more to see a few more, and hear a bit about them. Continued →

Longbow in the Financial Post

By rob,

"Toronto’s Longbow studios avoiding iOS in favour of hardcore PC games" - check out a new article about us in the Financial Post. It talks a little about our history and what we're doing with Rome plus some commentary on how we seem to be bucking the trend set by other local indies:

"Longbow is unlike many of the new wave of game studios popping up in Toronto that focus on smaller apps for iOS and other mobile platforms, but instead puts its resources into making hardcore PC games for a specific niche audience."

Origins Game Fair #4

By rob,

Longbow is back at the Origins Game Fair for a record 4th time with our biggest booth yet (check out some of the setup pics). As usual, we've got great discounts on boxed copies of Hegemony Gold, tons of the ever-popular buttons and, for the first time at Origins, limited edition Hegemony Rome t-shirts. Unfortunately, Rome isn't quite ready for a playable preview yet, but we're more than happy to talk about it and if you drop by early, you can even grab your own super cool rub-on Rome tattoo.

Update: The show is over, but we have about a dozen shirts left over. If you're interested in purchasing one, details can be found here.

Hegemony Gold 1.5.6 released

By Rick,

We're at a point where we think version 1.5.6 of Hegemony Gold is now stable enough to officially release, so we'd like to thank all the players who helped us work out the bugs. Originally we had only intended to fix a problem where players weren't finding any sheep in their territory, but thanks to all of you we also found time to add a couple new features to the diplomacy window and fix a bunch of minor bugs that have been kicking around.

As always, you can get the latest version by installing the demo over your current install; the game will recognize that your serial code is valid, and will automatically unlock it. If you purchased through Steam, Impulse, or GamersGate, expect the update to be pushed to those outlets soon.

Obviously we're focused on developing Hegemony Rome right now, but as always, let us know if you run into any trouble by posting on our forums or emailing me or Rob.

Thanks again, and keep reading for the changelog. Continued →

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