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Posts tagged “1c publishing”

Interview: Men Of War: Assault Squad

DigitalMindSoft's CEO Chris Kramer recently got in touch with us to insist that we talk to him about recently announced co-op/skirmish semi-sequel Men Of War: Assault Squad. We let out a long sigh, to pretend we weren't puppyishly excited, and then began our questioning. You can discover the results below.

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Men Of War: Assault Squad

1c and DigitalMindSoft have sent word that there is to be a new game in the Men of War series: Assault Squad. This is intended to be an expandalone focusing on the skirmish, co-op and multiplayer elements of the existing game. There will be new multiplayer maps, and 4-player online and LAN co-op. It's also going to expand the feature set a bit for your…

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Men Of War: Red Tide Demo

(Hmm, I completely failed to publish this post yesterday, but better late than never.) A 959mb demo version of the standalone expansion for Men Of War, Red Tide, is now available. It believe it features the first level of the game, which is a rather neat battle for a coastal village. The full game has been out for a while now, and you can read…

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No Fakin’: Real Warfare: 1242

Today on Obscure Russian Strategy Watch we've got a blinder in the form of Real Warfare: 1242. It's a kind of Medieval: Total Russian Bloom, in which blurrily-lit real-time soldiers do strategy in each others pauldrons, unto death. Awesomely the game is based entirely on the life and times of one of Rus' most splendid medieval heroes, Alexander Nevsky, who famously thrashed European invaders and…

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Death To Spies: Moment Of Truth Demo

The original Death To Spies was seen as something like a poor imitation of the Hitman games, with a whole bunch of technical problems holding back its ambitions as a stealth action experience. The new game, Moment Of Truth, looks to be much more of the same disguise-wearing, back-stabbing action, but I think the test will be whether complaints about omnipotent AI and awkward controls…

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Men Of War Expandalone: Red Tide

My favourite RTS so far this year will receive an expansion in the Autumn. It's a 20-mission campaign in a standalone release. Russian publisher overlords 1c say: "Men of War: Red Tide has players take command of the feared "Black Coats," the nickname given to Soviet Marines, an elite combat group specializing in engagements near the shoreline. The player has direct control of new game…

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Empire: Time Of Troubles, Sedate Trailer

The other 1c game that turned up on our gam-o-scopes this week is this rather handsome-looking medieval turn-based strategy game, Empire: Time of Troubles. It comes with the most sedate and unhurried trailer I think I've ever seen (posted below) and seems to include a promising-looking 3D campaign map and a whole lot of menus, currently rendered mysterious (to me at least) by their encryption…

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Time Of Shadows Announced… Or Is It? Yes? No.

So I can barely even recollect the 2007 third-person fantasy RPG Dawn Of Magic (which was called something like "Blood Magic" in Russia), but that's probably because it was deemed a bit rubbish. Undeterred by the picky Westerners, Russian developer Sky Fallen (who did Deathtrack Resurrection) is apparently working on what looks set to be sequel of sorts for the game, which will be called…

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Step By Steppe: Men Of War

I've been playing through a number of the Men Of War levels again for a second time, trying to feel like I'm somehow closer to mastering the game. I wanted to break down how one of the levels plays out to try and explain the game to people who haven't yet played it. This afternoon my level of choice was an assault on a German…

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Men Of War Videos, Thumbs Up, Sad Sigh

Men Of War, seriously, look past the name. This is a game that is at least as interesting for real-time strategy lovers as Dawn Of War 2. If you ignored the demo, please go play it, and understand that even that undersells the immense battlefield missions with hundreds of units, not to mention to vast scale of a game that has three full sized campaigns.…

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Men of War Demo (Look Beyond Generic Name)

The Men Of War demo is here (250mb). The demo contains the first level of the game, which is a tutorial sequence in which you patch up a tank, invade a village, and then attack a German convoy. It does not show off all the best features of the game, but certainly encompasses some of the most vital, such as using the inventories on your…

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Hands On With Men Of War

One of the most intense Ukrainian games destined for our hard-drives in 2009 is Men Of War, which I've been lucky enough to have some time with over the past couple of weeks. It's rather similar to previous games Faces of War and Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, but since that's not exactly the most universal reference point I've written some impressions of the…

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Gaming In The Russian Cosmos, Part 1

This is a piece about Russia, Ukraine, and the future of PC gaming. It is about creativity, piracy, and thirteen tonnes of software every day. A version of this article, which is based on my trip to Moscow and KRI last April, appeared in the May edition of PC Gamer UK. I've updated and expanded it for RPS, and broken it into two parts for…

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