Archive for: October 2010

Clash of Kingdoms

Clash of Kingdoms is a browser-based MMORPG set in the war-torn plains of Ancient China, where players collaborate in developing cities, raising armies and waging epic battles to elevate their kingdoms to absolute sovereignty above all nations.

The Three Kingdoms
In the year 184 AD, a clan of southern barbarians known as the Yellow Turbans launched a rebellion that would signal the imminent downfall of the mighty Han Empire, which had reigned over the boundless territories of China since before the birth of Christ. In the aftermath of the empire’s fall a new stock of heroes emerged, visionary generals, fearless warriors and lawless revolutionaries, each dead-set on the conquest of the fallen emperor’s throne. What followed was a period of total warfare, a series of battles so immense in scale, so profound in the magnitude of their struggle, that they permeate the modern eastern mind even now, forever etched in the myths of their culture. This time has come to be known as the Three Kingdoms Period, referring to the Wei, Shu and Wu Kingdoms that figured prominently in the Chinese literary classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Kingdom Warfare

In Clash of Kingdoms, players are thrust square into the midst of the struggle that defined the Three Kingdoms. Beginning as an upstart general with a small parcel of land in one of the kingdoms vying for power, each player must develop his resources to raise armies that will fortify and manage cities on the home front and participate in large-scale battles to capture enemy cities abroad. The job of nation-building and warfaring is not, however, an individual pursuit, but rather the collected effort of all the citizens of the Kingdom working in tandem.
The spirit of collaborative participation in battle and nation building is a concept that distinguishes Clash of Kingdoms from all other games of its kind. Whereas other games simply pit player vs. player or player vs. NPC in individual, sealed and static gaming environments, the drama of CoK plays out in the dynamic tension of a living, breathing kingdom where players must interact and coordinate to ensure victory and domination over the enemy.

Novel Features
Clash of Kingdoms boasts three innovative systems – Elections, Legions and Kingdom Warfare – that facilitate collaboration and bring the thrill of ancient history to life.

Elections
Just as in real life, CoK Kingdoms are actual political entities that elect citizens to lead the country into battle and carry out domestic policies at home. Each citizen in the kingdom votes to elect a Premier and Ministry from a pool of the kingdom’s top players. The elected candidates, the premier and his two ministers, become the chief tacticians of the kingdom, determining their nation’s course with domestic and martial strategies which they broadcast on the world map and in chats. When citizens act together, their collective power is formidable to any enemy who should stand in their way.

Legions
As Kingdoms grow in power and size, fighting multi-front battles and developing at rapid speeds, it is easy for individual players to get lost in the bare immensity of the task before them. For players who desire an even stronger sense of community – a tight knit group of players within a kingdom who work towards smaller-scale, tangible goals – Clash of Kingdoms also offers a legion system. Legions have their own private mailing system and forum for discussion; they offer players the opportunity to sound off on their opinions, trade strategies and brag of their accomplishments. They are often highly selective and comprised of elite players whose collected efforts effect serious change within the game. Regardless of level, the Legion system offers an exciting chance for friends old and new to interact in the game and rewrite Three Kingdoms history!

Kingdom Warfare
The Kingdom Warfare system is Clash of Kingdoms pièce de résistance. Battles are fought on a massive scale, with some containing as many as a million soldiers. With flash-animated real-time battles and a diverse array of troop types deployed by individual players, the Kingdom Warfare system is far more realistic than any other web-based MMORLG of its kind. For those who crave the thrill of war, the joy of camaraderie and the glory of victory, the Kingdom Warfare system is the place to be.

History in the Making

Clash of Kingdoms is set in one of the most exciting periods of history China and the world has ever known. It was a period where aboriginal warriors often triumphed over high-ranking generals, where ingenious strategies and esoteric Chinese philosophies overcame pure manpower; a period of magic and whim. Clash of Kingdoms has created an environment where players can experience the wonder of this epoch firsthand. As players develop their resources and research technology they will have the opportunity to recruit elite historical Heroes (Epic Heroes) to lead their armies in battle and in city development missions. Each Hero has certain strengths and weaknesses and comes with a set of personalized skills, attacks and abilities based on actual historical accounts of the Heroes’ exploits. In the Arena, players can also participate in Historical Campaigns: battles that situate the player and his army in actual historical situations. If history isn’t your thing, the Arena also hosts PvP battles and small-sides battles for those looking for a more individual battle experience.

Dragon Raja

At the beginning of time, the god Zebus created the mysterious Dragoon Continent, a vast land of great mountains and deserts. It was inhabited by eight Great Clans.

Among the Clans the Dragon Clan was superior, possessing great wisdom and understanding, as well as the ability to ascend to the heavens and to swim in the sea. Most importantly, they possessed immense magical power. The greatest force in the Dragon Clan was the Dragon Lord who controlled eight legendary Rune Stones. It was said that whosoever controlled these eight Rune Stones controlled the fate of the eight Clans. The world of Dragon Raja is a place where many heroes will rise toward a common goal, and this is the point where the Dragon Raja must be forced to face his destiny!

Martial Empires

Are you ready to explore the once-separated continent Neha? Ready to meet its people and to discover its secrets? Take action and fight for the freedom of this mystic continent. Choose from three different classes. Avenge the murder of your mother as a ranger. Prevent the destruction of Neha as a mighty mage or join the troops of the emperor on their secret mission as a warrior.

Learn new skills and develop your skill at handling numerous weapons, then enter the war with your guild. Rise to the challenge of captivating PvP combat or relax with one of many minigames.

Become a master of fighting and an honorable hero in the world of Martial Empires!

Features

    * Free-to-play MMORPG
    * Detailed 3D graphics
    * Unique character development
    * Three classes with various options for diversification
    * Numerous PvE- and PvP-features
    * Extensive quests for single and group play
    * Guildsystem
    * Various battlegrounds
    * Detailed designed 3D-world
    * Easy-start-option due to numerous tutorials

Experience exciting combat animation
Developing character skills, engaging in breathtaking battles and spilling more than a little blood: this is where the fun of MMORPGs lies. In most games, however, you have to progress through seemingly endless levels before your hero finally gets to experience the excitement of battle. Not in Martial Empires! Here, players meet their opponents right at the start in grippingly fast action-packed combat.

PvP and PvE
Explore vast dungeons or join massive PvE events like raids, team battles, and more. Participate in special events that take place regularly. Or engage your enemies in PVP combat – on the open field or in a battleground.

Items
Craft items and enchant them to make your own special equipment. The possibilities are endless, so you won’t have to throw away your weapon when you level up – just enchant it and let it grow with you. You can even have your weapon inscribed to make it truly your own. There will be nothing else quite like your own, unique items.

Jackpot and gambling

You can collect jackpot points when you hunt or complete a quest. Bet these points to win a special prize of your choice. Other minigames are integrated with crafting, enchanting and other game features. In addition, the special gambling map offers various types of gambling for players taking a break from hunting and killing.

MicroVolts

MicroVolts features fast paced, third-person shooter action and pits players against each other in a secret battle that has been waged and going unnoticed right in our own backyard for years. No one knows for sure when or where the first toy declared war but rumor has it that the uprising began with four original limited edition figures, code named MicroVolts. Battle lines were drawn when Naomi, Knox, Pandora, and C.H.I.P.–the prototypes –were soon joined by an endless number of modified versions. Now, toy figures around the world are engaged in an all-out war for valuable battery resources and supremacy of the Micro World. All we can do now is stay out of their way and wait for a champion to be declared!

With a ton of weapons, inventive character designs, and a huge list of customization features, MicroVolts is destined to invigorate and re-energize the Free2play space. Intuitive controls and a third person view make the game easy to play and fun for both newcomers and veterans of shooter games.

Game modes include Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Item Match, Capture the Battery, and many more featuring various maps designed by toy concept.