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Level 14 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on July 13, 2007 at 9:05 pm

We've been looking at some of our old screenshots, and we realized that there's a lot of new shots we should be showing! To tide everybody over until Monday's post (when Jim is going to post a write-up about cavalry units) we've posted a handful of new shots.

We picked some shots that impressed the crowds at Origins and showed off a couple new units as well as the range of views available in the game. Move in close to watch the battles or step back to arrange formations and plot flanking maneuvers on the battlefield. While at anytime smoothly zoom out to the 2D parchment map for full control over your empire using 3D miniatures.

If you've read this far, you should stop reading and check out our screenshots!

Level 13 Human gamer
Alignment: True neutral
Posted on July 14, 2007 at 3:23 am

looks awesome ^^

Level 14 Human Unaffiliated Game Maker
Alignment: Chaotic
Location: England
Posted on July 14, 2007 at 11:56 am

The turning into another type of map when zoomed out has been done before, but its normaly like some wierd techno overlay which rather sux.
This however looks realy cool and original!

Level 14 Extraplanar Programmer
Alignment: Chaotic good
Location: Toronto
Posted on July 14, 2007 at 8:52 pm

Well, switching to a separate strategy map is old hat, but we do it seamlessly. If you go back to the last video we released (or the next video we're prepared to release; stay tuned!) that fade to the 2D map you see is exactly what it looks like in game. We're not doing any post tricks there.

The only other game I know of that's done it seamlessly is the recently released Supreme Commander. We were kind of disappointed when that came out and we saw that they beat us to the punch, but that's okay, because our map is cooler :twisted:

Level 14 Human Unaffiliated Game Maker
Alignment: Chaotic
Location: England
Posted on July 15, 2007 at 10:58 am

Yeah...I dont like the looks of that game anyways. :D