NEW YORK– October 5th, 2010– Paradox Interactive and AGEOD announced today the launch of the first developer diary for Pride of Nations, as well as the release of 10 brand new screenshots.
The developer diary will be an ongoing feature published bi-weekly on the Paradox forum.
Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest, and colonization.
“The game is all about obtaining the most envied status of Great Power (‘The place under the sun’ position) and achieving the first rank among those in the game. To do so, you must earn Prestige. It comes in the form of economic performance, military might, diplomatic aura, colonial empires, technological progress, social advances, balance at home, and overall world power.” says Philippe Thibaut, game designer for Pride of Nations.
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- Immerse yourself in realistic historical gameplay set on a global map
- Play as the world’s Great Powers between 1850 and 1920
- Lead one of eight different countries, each with their own personality and agenda: USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
- Experience the most original diplomacy model ever created for a grand strategy game
- Explore a revolutionary system for building armies and fleets
- Fight against a strong AI through a number of new game mechanisms
- Battle it out with others in multiplayer with a new simultaneous turn-based engine
- Engage in a detailed world economy with realistic components
This upcoming release from AGEOD follows such successful historical strategy games as Birth of America, American Civil War, Napoleon's Campaigns, and Wars in America.
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About AGEOD (Paradox France)
AGEOD studios, a part of Paradox Interactive since 2010, was founded in 2005 by industry veterans Philippe Thibaut, original designer of historical strategy games Europa Universalis, Pax Romana, Great Invasions and World War One; and Philippe Malacher, creator of the AGE engine. Since its start, AGEOD has released the famous turn-based strategy titles Birth of America, AGEOD's American Civil War, Napoleon's Campaigns, War in America and, on a different engine, World War One, 1914-1918. AGEOD's main goal is to offer players original cultural and gaming creations based on precise and serious research, with an emphasis on historical strategy games with original and innovative features.
Read more: www.ageod.com
About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade, and Majesty 2. Paradox stands poised to make an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com