Glory of the Roman Empire
Infobox VG| title = Glory of the roman empire aka Imperium Civitas
CDVand FX Interactivefor the Italian and Spanish market
June 26 2006
ESRB: E10+ (Alcohol, Violence)
platforms = Windows
input = Mouse, keyboard
"Glory of the Roman Empire" is a
city-building gameset during the height of the glorious Roman Empire, developed by Haemimont Games. The game was released on 26 June 2006in the United States. The game features a three dimensional game engineand individual modeling of game character behaviors. The game has then been released in Spain and Italy in December 2006 by FX Interactive under the name "Imperium Civitas". The games Imperium I - III are RTS games based on the Roman Empire and produced by Haemimont and FX Interactive for Spain and Italy: more than one million of these games have been sold. This explains the different name of GotRE in these countries.
In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor, and military leader. Successful players will need planning skills, economic savvy and -- should those fail -- military might. Glory of the Roman Empire will challenge gamers to grow a small village into a thriving community through trade with neighbors, while also expanding and defending its borders through more militaristic means. Players will need to focus on the physical and emotional health of the citizenry; as villagers age and mature under strong leadership, they contribute to the development of more advanced societies and larger cities.
A demo was released by Haemimont games on
June 142006 [ Demo download site [http://www.gamespot.com/promos/2006/gloryoftheromanempire-demo/index.html?tag=glory_psbox_hp at Gamespot] ] , and a sequel - Imperium Romanum - was released in 2008.
Glory of the Roman Empire is the first of three games on the subject (,
Caesar IV) that came out in 2006. The game has full 3D structures, units and environment. It has dozens of historically inspired structures and environments rendered in full detail in a 3D world. Buildings can be placed easily in every direction.
An interesting aspect of the game is the inclusion of slaves ("servī") as it was indeed an important aspect of
Glory of the Roman Empire:
More than 30 missions based in 11 historically inspired towns will immerse players in the historical aspects of the Roman Empire. Florentia (5 missions), Pompeii (1 mission), Syracusae (4 missions), Toletum (3 missions), Kartagena (3 missions), Massilia (2 missions), Mediolanum (2 missions), Lugdunum (2 missions), Londinium (3 missions) and Colonia Claudia (1 mission)
There are seven more scenarios that are sandboxes: Mountain Paradise, Desert, Highlander, Across the river,
Mamertum, Halkedonia, and Rome.
It also has a challenge mode where the player has to achieve random goals for 4 different cities.
There are two campaigns instead of one as in GotRE. A military and a peaceful campaign.
There are 12 freebuild cities...5 more than in GotRE and not exactly the same cities: Burdigala, Colonia Agrippina, Syena, Andautonia, Roma, Geneva, Venetia, Tamiatis, Labacum, Antium, Salamantica, Emerita Augusta
In the challenge mode you can choose the city you want to build (no random selection as in GotRE): Londinium, Lutetia, Colonia Agrippina, Burdigala, Lugdunum, Mediolanum,, Andautonia, Tarraco, Carthago Nova, Tingis, Caralis, Carthago, Syracusae, Pompeii, Roma.
Computer and video games
Official Community Sites
* [http://www.haemimontgames.com// Haemimont Games web site]
* [http://www.glory-of-rome.com// Glory of Rome web site]
* [http://www.gamespot.com/promos/2006/gloryoftheromanempire-demo/index.html?tag=glory_psbox_hp Download Glory of the Roman Empire Demo]
Non-Official Community Sites
* [http://www.cheatsgame.de/wfiles/gloryempire.htm Walkthroughs]
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