Posts Tagged ‘blue byte software’

Settling Settlers 7 Beta Sign-ups

By Jim Rossignol on January 14th, 2010.


Ubisoft have announced that the beta test for new management-strategy sequel Settlers 7 will take place from 19th of January, but it’s limited to North America and the United Kingdom residents. You can sign up over here, but it does require a Fileplanet account. I know! All these conditions… The beta will encompass both multiplayer and single player elements of the game, which is looking rather cute.

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Ve(ry)nice To See Anno-ther Game

By Jim Rossignol on November 26th, 2009.


The solid and satisfying medieval city-building and trading sequel from earlier this year is going to get an expansion in February 2010. “Venice” will include a new Venetian faction, and an accompanying infiltration and sabotage feature set. What’s probably more exciting for existing Anno 1404 (Dawn of Discovery in North America) players is that it also features eight-player co-op and versus multiplayer for the sandbox mode. Here’s what I thought about the original game when it came out.

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Wot I Think: Anno 1404: Dawn Of Discovery

By Jim Rossignol on July 1st, 2009.


Sea-trading city-builder Anno 1404 (or Dawn Of Discovery in North America) has sailed into our critical harbour to unload large bales of real-time medieval economics. Will it attract gaming patricians? Or could it simply be a peasant’s hovel furnished with old-school resource management? Here’s Wot I Think.
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