Longbow Games Launches Boxed Version of Hegemony: Philip of Macedon at Origins Game Fair

TORONTO– June 21, 2010– Today Longbow Games announced they will be launching a boxed version of their innovative new historical wargame Hegemony: Philip of Macedon at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio from June 24-27, 2010. Recently called“the most in depth ancient world strategic simulator on the market,” by Greg Wild of The Reticule, the boxed version of Hegemony which includes a full-colour printed manual will launch exclusively at the show for $30 (reg. $39.99 + shipping).

“We'd like to invite all fans of history and strategy to come out to our booth at Origins and give Hegemony a try,” says Rob McConnell, lead programmer at Longbow Games.“We're going to have multiple game stations available where guests can play the full game as well as free demo cds to take home and big discounts for those who purchase Hegemony at the show.”

About Hegemony: Philip of Macedon

Hegemony: Philip of Macedon lets you conquer the ancient Greek world in this PC RTS war game that follows the rise of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. Players campaign continuously, unfettered by load screens, across a satellite-accurate map of ancient Greece encountering the full range of warfare from reconnaissance to raids to field battles to mountain blockades. The game also features:

    <*> Innovative supply system - Siege and starve the enemy by cutting their supply lines or burning their crops, all the while building and protecting your own supply network to support your growing empire. <*> Steeped in history - In-game pedia and 100+ historical objectives recreate the rise of the Macedonian empire. <*> Detailed and Stylized World and Map - Transition smoothly between the detailed 3D world and the stylized board-game map while maintaining complete control over your empire. <*> Subjugate your enemy - Chase down and capture routed enemy units to create slave gangs to work your mines or build your forts. But don't leave them unguarded or they could rebel and wreak havoc in your empire's heartland! <*> Conquer the seas - Build or capture a fleet of triremes to protect your coastlines, raid enemy merchants, or drop an army at your enemy's backdoor.

About Longbow Games

Longbow Games is a Toronto based developer and self-publisher dedicated to technically innovative and artistically unique games for the PC. Their latest project, Hegemony: Philip of Macedon signals a change in direction for the company as they explore new frontiers in the RTS genre. For more information, please visit: www.LongbowGames.com

About Origins Game Fair

The Origins Game Fair is one of North America's most prominent annual gaming conventions. Origins is run by The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and is dedicated to gaming in general including wargames, miniatures gaming, boardgames, trading card games, LARPS and role-playing games. For more information, visit: www.OriginsGameFair.com

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