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Orcs Must Die’s Magic Interactive Video

By Adam Smith on September 16th, 2011.

Guess what those orcs are going to do?

Robot Entertainment seem to realise that if they’re going to tell us that Orcs Must Die, they damn well better give us plenty of ways to make that happen. They could have gone a different route and cast the player as the orcs pipe-smoking bowler-hatted defendant. Press the left mouse button to say, “Must they though, gentlemen of the court? Must they really?” Instead, they’ve just laden their tower defence type game with all manner of traps and have decided to show some of the various ways that orcs will die in this enjoyable interactive trailer. It’s like playing Heavy Rain but with green humanoids instead of red herrings.

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Orc Aye, They Must Die: Trailer

By Brendan Caldwell on June 22nd, 2011.

It's not easy being green. Or dead.

Orcs are having a hard time these days. Persecuted everywhere they go and thrown into games and films as the epitome of evil. They just can’t catch a break – they are the poor victims of a McCarthyesque witch hunt. Also, they must die. Robot Entertainment says so. Dan Gril went and had a look at Orcs Must Die earlier this year and found it to be good, if lacking a little complexity. It looks like Robo-Ents is addressing that problem and adding a lot of traps, which you can combine in any number of ways to hopefully create merry carnage. Trailers after the jump. So go on. Jump around.

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All The World Is Green: Orcs Must Die Trailer

By Quintin Smith on May 6th, 2011.

What are you doing?! That's an endangered specie-- wait, sorry, I'm thinking of orcas.

Great as it is, Sanctum isn’t going to be the only action tower defense title that we’ll be gifted with this year. Orcs Must Die is arriving this summer, and is looking like a neat counterpart- dark and dingy where Sanctum was bright and shiny, and slapstick where Sanctum was all business. Our Dan Griliopolous made it sound fun enough in his preview, too, and the new trailer features exploding barrels, which as we all know is basically a seal of quality.

I actually have a plan regarding explosives barrels. If I ever make a video game I’m putting a single red barrel in it. If the game doesn’t feature guns, I will also place the game’s one and only gun next to the barrel. The moment the player shoots that barrel, their character will explode. That’s my plan.
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Orcs Must Die Also Has A Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on February 25th, 2011.


You can read about Robot Entertainment’s new game, Orcs Must Die, in the feature below. Then, with these thoughts in mind, cast your laser-like gaze on the seventy three seconds of footage that we’ve got hidden somewhere in this post.
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Greenocide: Hands-on With Orcs Must Die

By Dan Grill on February 25th, 2011.


Dan has been out in Dallas seeing what Robot Entertainment (risen from the ashes of Ensemble) are up to. They’re up to Orcs Must Die, and Dan got to play it.

It’s so easy to stereotype people. For example, everyone is always saying John’s a terrible healer. But if you need someone to provide a sop for your spiritual wounds… then he’s only a mostly awful healer. And he never claimed to be a good healer. AND no-one else here is much better; Alec thinks a field dressing goes on a salad. Likewise, it would be easy to stereotype Robot Entertainment. One might assume that they, having only recently been Ensemble Studios (the erstwhile progenitors of Age of Empires), would love doing even more minutely-researched, accurate strategy games as soon as they shook off the dead hand of Microsoft. One, if I may take the liberty, is dead wrong.
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New Age: Age of Empires Announced & Beta

By Kieron Gillen on August 17th, 2010.

No battle will ever be this organised in an RTS. Thus as it once was, and thus it will ever be.

And this is the second of Microsoft’s PC games, confirming the very Age-of-Empires-looking leak of “Spartan” is actually Age of Empires Online. It promises Co-op and player-versus-player multiplayer, plus persistent online empires, a jolly new look and will be due for 2011. The closed beta is already running, and you can sign up for future Beta stuff already, if you wish, here. There’s quite a lot of stuff on the site, so worth nosing, but one thing on the FAQ did catch my eye. “Will there be a retail product, or will Age of Empires Online be available as a download only?” “It will be digitally distributed.” Which strictly speaking doesn’t say it won’t be in shops, but by omission implies it’s download only. There’s a trailer on the site which doesn’t appear to be embeddable anywhere else, so you can go and have a look at it there for now, along with grabs and concept stuff.

The third PC Game is Fable 3, which we already know about. Anything else worth knowing? Well, all are on Games for Windows Live, obv.

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Is This Spartan?

By Kieron Gillen on July 8th, 2010.

Hey, good work Kotaku. They’ve brought to light the unannounced project from Robot Entertainment, one of the splinter companies who formed when Age-of-Empires creators Ensemble disassembled. Pretty much all the details can be ascertained from the screenshot – strategy game with role-playing elements. Kotaku also say that their sources claim that the game draws a lot from Age of Empires. Unsurprisingly. We’ll be watching this one closely? Groundless speculation… Go! My bet? Free-To-Play strategy/RPG combo, basically doing Battlefield Heroes with the RTS.

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Disassembled Ensemble Reassemble

By Alec Meer on March 20th, 2009.

I wonder if Microsoft would still have closed down Ensemble if they’d have known Halo Wars would go on to shift an easy 1m units. Sounds as though the veteran RTS developers who comprised this former goliath of PC gaming aren’t wasting any time getting back on their feet, at least.

So far, there are three splinter companies, each promising happy days ahead.
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