COMING TO MACINTOSH
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[ July 29th 2005 ]
Interactive on Friday announced that it will bring
the epic strategy game Imperial
Glory to the Mac during the fourth quarter.
Set during the Napoleonic Wars of the late 18th
and early 19th centuries, Imperial Glory lets
players control one of five nations - France,
Great Britain, Prussia, Russia or Austria - and
decide its military, diplomatic and economic policies
as they try to build their empires.
is turn-based, but the battles happen in real
time, enabling players to make split-second decisions
that could mean victory or defeat. Players move
armies and fleets across a map containing 51 provinces
and 31 maritime regions, with the ability to engage
other nations on land or on water. Each turn,
players also accumulate and allocate resources
and make diplomatic decisions, such as arranging
rights of passage through a foreign land, marrying
a neighbor's royal heir to improve the relationship
nation's military and technology advances according
to trees similar to the ones found in other strategy
titles. However, Imperial Glory throws a wildcard
into that with the addition of quests that pop
up based on a player's current situation. For
example, a player might be tasked with sending
troops to North Africa to find the Rosetta Stone,
which grants a bonus to technological research.
Other quests tie into real historical events that
happened during the time period of the game.
Glory, which is already out on the PC through
is rated "T" for "Teen." Feral did not announce
pricing or system requirements.