Haarlem, The Netherlands– 29 October 2010– Premier PC videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive announces that patch v1.400 is now available for both the English and German retail versions of Shining Pixel Studios’ 4x space strategy game Armada 2526.
New features that have been added to the game are the ability to randomly choose factions when setting up a custom game and‘The Gray Order’, a new race and faction with the ability to convert other races to their own as well as convert populations on planets they don’t own by infecting them with a special virus. On top of this, eight new ship models have been added for The Gray Order.
Additionally, the patch includes various minor changes and bug fixes. The German patch also contains fixes and changes related to the German localization. For more information, please read the full patch notes.
Both patches are available for download at www.iceberg-interactive.com.
About Armada 2526
Although the game is complex, and the possible strategies endless, powerful help and advisor features, help you get up to speed quickly. Unlike many games in this genre, Armada 2526 focuses on providing a game that can be finished in a reasonable time, and emphasizes battle and strategy over economic micro-management.
The game consists of two sections. The Star Map is where you run your empire: manage your colonies, deploy your fleets, do research, and conduct diplomacy. It uses a turn based system, so you can take as long as you wish to plan your actions. However, once battle is joined, you switch to the battle module and fight it out in a real-time 3D system that brings to life the beauty and visceral carnage of space combat.
Armada 2526 features
- <*>Turn based star map for moving fleets, managing colonies, performing research, and conducting diplomacy.*> <*>Customizable map size and number of players, allowing you to construct tight 2 player confrontations, or huge galaxies with 50 or more players, and thousands of stars. Map designer included.*> <*>Twelve animated alien races to play and battle against.*> <*>Full featured diplomacy system, with a highly intelligent AI and options to ask favors, make demands, and issue ultimatums.*> <*>More than 100 technology items to research, including advances in ship construction, ground defenses, biological warfare, and psychic powers.*> <*>3D Real-time battle system for fighting huge battles with 100 or more ships per side.*> <*>Ground combat is integrated into the combat system, allowing marines to be landed to battle ground defenses while ship combat rages overhead.*> <*>More than a hundred beautifully crafted ship models, including mighty dreadnaughts, long range missile cruisers, fighters, carriers, and asteroids for bombarding planets.*> <*>Tough A.I. opponents.*>
The driving force behind the development, is R.T. Smith (aka Bob) who has been creating strategy and war games for more than 20 years. Most recently he was the project director and lead designer for Medieval 2 Total War, having previously served as designer and programmer on the previous Total War Games. Now owning and operating a development studio from Bangkok Thailand, the crew is focused on creating the‘magnus opus’ in space strategy: Armada 2526.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a premier videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. The company is staffed with a mix of industry veterans and upcoming young talent, has offices in key locations across Europe and has established relevant partnerships all over the globe, both for digital and retail releases. Hence why Iceberg is a great alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. Iceberg focuses foremost on PC gaming and is among the market leaders for the following niche genres for PC: simulators, adventure and MMO/action games.
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