Posts Tagged ‘east india company’

Piracy Statistics: East India Company: Privateer

By Kieron Gillen on August 21st, 2009.

This had us worried. The press release announcing the first add on pack for the recent East India Company described it had a chilling trailer. We were expecting footage of our mothers, held at knife-point as a naked Quinns crept ever closer, a knife between his teeth and dressed as one of the characters from Pathologic. Except it’s not. Thankfully. Anyway, the expansion pack brings Privateers to the world of trade, including a couple of campaigns and a load of appropriate skills, like “false colours” which makes you fly the wrong flag. The dirty cads. Anyway, you’ll find the chilling trailer below.
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Crate Expectations: East India Company

By Alec Meer on July 31st, 2009.

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This lavish historical combat’n'commerce title has been attracting a fair bit of attention from devout strategy types (Tom Chick’s mammoth diary series, for instance), but we’ve barely mentioned it here. Why? Because we were too busy thinking up unusual celebrities to name future pets after, or something. (I’m totally going to own a dog called Edward Woodward one day.) So, rather than relying on our trusted words to guide your decision on this matter, you should try the demo instead. 800Mb to you, squire, including a taste of the trading and the naval combat. If that sounds like too much bandwidth to gamble on, there’s a launch trailer below.
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Tea & Boatviolence: East India Company

By Jim Rossignol on June 16th, 2009.


Two historical strategies in a single day? Perhaps not unprecedented, but certainly unusual. What’s particularly unusual is they both have something of a nautical theme, East India Company is particularly focused on the high seas, and offers splendid-looking 18th century sailboat gun action between bouts of management. We have to wonder whether it’ll trounce Empire: Total War’s ship-to-ship combat, or come in a barnacled second. The game is set for a July 28th release, and if you want to keep up with the design chatter then they’ve been keeping a rather detailed development blog. Now I must get back to Arma II, there be a reviewin’ brewin’.
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