Yet another exceptional piece from Beau Buckley, for Project Earth. I present to thee, Rome at Night. (Heard in Rome... at night.)
The Ancients is a 2D RPG=Sandbox-Simulation game, using classic-retro pixel graphics to map out the world as an eye-widening, expansive realm that will take literally days to cross on foot.
Either as a simple tradesman, farmer, peasant or mercenary, you'll find some way to enthrall yourself in the world of the ancients. Find yourself debating philosophy with Polybius, writing poems with Marcus Pacuvius, rebuilding Carthage under Hannibal, or start the game as a returning victor from the punic wars.
Or, on a wider scale, join the Britons in their roundhouses, the Siberians on their hunts in the unforgiving northlands, the Proto-tibetans in the mountains, the expanding Han Dynasty in the far east or the Bantu tribes of the Congo.
The Ancients is a game set on Earth. In 200BC. The Roman Republic is slowly taking the mediterranean by storm, the second of the punic wars has just ended, yet the war against Macedon has just begun - and this is just in Italy.
Travel and explore the land and peoples, from the Lusitanians of the Iberian Peninsula to the ancient Ainu of Japan.
The Ancients aims to give the player the ability to jump into history, anywhere on Earth, and not only enjoy playing in that culture, but also to learn about it.
Join history, play history, make history.
Howdy guys! Just a heads up that Ancients is back up and running, and I just wanted to get into contact with all the previous followers of Ancients.
Ancients is now a generated world, with generated creatures, generated items, and far more possible control on your world. Rather than living in a static RPG world, the world is now split into areas, and each area is a server - hosted by players. There can be hundreds, if not thousands, of servers per area, allowing for total customisation of the player's world.
You can either live in your own little single-player experience, friends-only, official servers only or turn it into a free-for-all.