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 all! Long time no see!
This is just a short news piece to let all of those Ancients fans out there know that The Ancients is now on Kickstarter, if any of you want to put toward or spread the word. We've got 30 days to raise £40,000.
The £40,000 will go directly toward paying a semi-professional programmer for a year to work on The Ancients.
The Ancients that you knew is somewhat different from it's first ideal that many of you may know it by, so I suggest you give it a read before pledging, just in case it's no longer the game for you!
Nethertheless, all pledges are very welcome and even if you don't fancy to pledge, Antiquity Games would appreciate any social networkings and shares of the Kickstarter page that you can offer!