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Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:28 pm
by AlbertoC
Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.


Julius Caesar, Shakespeare

Slitherine announces Aggressors: Ancient Rome - the new turn-based 4X strategy game that brings you back to the ancient world. A mix of deep gameplay and rich historical flavour, Aggressors lets you relive history as the ruler of one of the mighty civilizations of the Mediterranean world. Choose Rome to conquer the Mare Nostrum, or Carthage and build an immortal trading empire. Choose one of twenty available factions and conquer the world, changing the course of history, from Egypt to Athens and Sparta.



Be like Gaius Marius, with his exceptional abilities in reforming Rome and its army. You can manage all aspects of your empire: war, trade, internal politics, diplomacy and cultural development. Rule your empire by managing its internal politics and developing its economy. Establish trade routes to reap wealth, ensure the loyalty of your citizens, manage demographics, technological research, internal reforms, and laws; the tools at your disposal are endless and seamlessly integrate with each other. But beware: citizens react to the current situation and they can move to other places when they are not happy.

Be like Caesar, with his unparalleled strategic genius.Experience the incredibly deep combat system, with each unit having its own abilities and traits, with terrain affecting the outcome in a meaningful way. Army morale and the supply system are crucial and need to be considered before any battle. You will need all your guile and strategic mastery to triumph on the battlefield. Vae victis!

Be like Hannibal, play your own way and surprise the enemy. Play on your strengths, beware of your weaknesses. The ancient world is brutal, for no mercy shall be given to the defeated. Twenty factions, from migrating barbarian tribes to advanced empires, which interact with each other through an extremely detailed diplomatic system. Make use of more than ten available diplomatic agreements, including the possibility of forming Federations and Confederations as well as affecting nations and provinces in your sphere of influence.

Believe us, you never played a 4X like Aggressors. Manage all aspects of your mighty empire with complete freedom: you can decide to start with an advanced nation surrounded by newer civilizations, or you can choose to start as a young tribe, ready to take on an older and decadent empireā€¦ or you can decide to completely randomize the map and play in a uniquely generated world. The choice is yours!Dive into Aggressor at your own pace: thanks to the tutorial and tool tips you can gradually explore all the options available to you.

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Aggressors: Ancient Rome will be available on Steam and PC in Q3. The Beta is open now! Slitherine is looking for experienced players who want to test their abilities in Aggressors. Join up here!

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Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:07 pm
by GMC Neon
sounds good :)

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:35 pm
by bazjak
This looks good
Will wait with anticipation for it

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm
by AlexDetrojan
Well done Slitherine! This one looks like it may become a classic. You're in beta, so what would be the likely timeline for release?
Cheers
Alex

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:05 pm
by harley9699
AlexDetrojan wrote:Well done Slitherine! This one looks like it may become a classic. You're in beta, so what would be the likely timeline for release?
Cheers
Alex
Bottom of this page http://www.matrixgames.com/news/2584/Ag ... announced! says Q3.

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 4:16 pm
by EngineerKenny123
Another definite buy - for sure - but first you have to push Gladius out the door - I am SO waiting for that one. Thank you for continuing to make great products at very reasonable prices. Count on me for continued support!

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:31 pm
by athineos
It will be the only one in a long time (Turn-based, Ancient times, Random Map generator) to appear with these features and it will be an instant hit if done properly. One question. Will the Random map generator have a feature to generate a random map and then edit it to make your own scenario?

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:33 pm
by pavelk
athineos wrote:It will be the only one in a long time (Turn-based, Ancient times, Random Map generator) to appear with these features and it will be an instant hit if done properly. One question. Will the Random map generator have a feature to generate a random map and then edit it to make your own scenario?
Hi Athineos,
thank you for your feedback.

The answer to your question is yes. It is already part of the beta version but we will add the support to create the new map from scratch as well (without pregenerated world)

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:46 pm
by athineos
pavelk wrote:
athineos wrote:It will be the only one in a long time (Turn-based, Ancient times, Random Map generator) to appear with these features and it will be an instant hit if done properly. One question. Will the Random map generator have a feature to generate a random map and then edit it to make your own scenario?
Hi Athineos,
thank you for your feedback.

The answer to your question is yes. It is already part of the beta version but we will add the support to create the new map from scratch as well (without pregenerated world)

This is so exciting! I hope you guys take your time and don't rush it out the door too fast... A lot of us are waiting for something like this for a long time. Too many developers are rushing products too fast with limited replay value and bad manuals. It looks like you are on the right track. I can't wait! Keep us posted about the Game's progress and thanks for the quick reply.

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:52 pm
by pavelk
athineos wrote:This is so exciting! I hope you guys take your time and don't rush it out the door too fast... A lot of us are waiting for something like this for a long time. Too many developers are rushing products too fast with limited replay value and bad manuals. It looks like you are on the right track. I can't wait! Keep us posted about the Game's progress and thanks for the quick reply.
We will definitely keep you informed. And dont worry, we do not rush too fast. The game is in development almost for ten years! :D

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:55 am
by Lysimachos
It is possible to know which kind of mechanism will be used to resolve the battles?

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:48 pm
by AlbertoC
Lysimachos wrote:It is possible to know which kind of mechanism will be used to resolve the battles?
Hi Lysimachos, this will actually be explained thoroughly later on, but basically the outcome of battles between units is determined by many different parameters and conditions.

If the conditions are favourable you're likely to win, and the better your advantage the more chances you'll have to win that battle.

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:00 pm
by athineos
pavelk wrote:
athineos wrote:This is so exciting! I hope you guys take your time and don't rush it out the door too fast... A lot of us are waiting for something like this for a long time. Too many developers are rushing products too fast with limited replay value and bad manuals. It looks like you are on the right track. I can't wait! Keep us posted about the Game's progress and thanks for the quick reply.
We will definitely keep you informed. And dont worry, we do not rush too fast. The game is in development almost for ten years! :D

Can you combine armies? For example infantry and Cavalry into a combined force? How about generals? Can you assign a general to an army?

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:19 pm
by pavelk
athineos wrote:Can you combine armies? For example infantry and Cavalry into a combined force? How about generals? Can you assign a general to an army?
All this will be described in detail in upcoming dev diaries. But in short specially for you:

There are no generals neither combined armies, however the tactical dimension of the game is very deep. Things like:
  • type of defended terrain,
  • morale of the army
  • composition of the army
  • loyalty of the army
  • soldiers' pay and enough food for the army
  • trainings of the army (many different army extensions)
  • readiness for the battle
  • fortifications
  • defensive facilities (defensive walls, forts, fortified cities)
  • supplies of food for the units and cities
  • experience of the army
  • some other factors
play crutial role in all battles. You will definitely be surprised how many factors are involved in every battle on every battlefront.

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:29 am
by Ironclad
So there is no tactical map?

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:34 pm
by Scotty123
what is meant by 4X turn based? Can the game handle multiplayer or PBEM?

Thanks

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:10 pm
by zakblood

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4X
4X is a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".

Re: Aggressors: Ancient Rome is announced!

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:20 pm
by Scotty123
LOL NOT REALLY SURE WHAT THAT MEANS BUD. CAN THE GAME PBEM AND IS IT ABLE TO HANDLE MULTIPLAYER.
THANKS