Skotos Releases Strategic Hegemony Game
BERKELEY, CA, March 21, 2002 Following a closed beta test, Skotos Tech has now released its newest game, Galactic Emperor: Hegemony, to the entire Internet. This game of strategic warfare and diplomacy gives players 21 days to conquer the galaxy. New players can take advantage of a Skotos trial account to play for free.
Players in Galactic Emperor: Hegemony take control of their destiny through a 2-D Java-based graphical interface. By careful allocation of resources, brilliant tactics, and a little luck any Overlord can assure himself of galactic domination. "Hegemony is a totally different sort of game for Skotos," says Christopher Allen, Skotos Tech President & CEO. "It's about strategy and proving yourself the best tactical thinker."
"It's more than just a wargame, though," says Shannon Appelcline, Skotos Vice President, and the integrator of Hegemony into the Skotos community. "The game centers on interacting with other players. Each player must engage in diplomacy and carefully balance their allies and their enemies. It's the only way a would-be Hegemon can hope to win and also what makes Hegemony a great match for our existing community of game." Galactic Emperor: Hegemony joins two successful social games in the Skotos community Skotos' own Castle Marrach and Worlds Apart's The Eternal City.
The graphical strategic display of Hegemony will soon be complemented with "Abode", a prose-based Chat Theatre. "It will give players an opportunity to roleplay their Overlords using the existing Skotos game systems to strategize with their friends and taunt their enemies," says Shannon Appelcline. "Roleplaying will be optional, though Overlords can play their game entirely in the strategic arena if they prefer."
Galactic Emperor: Hegemony was previously released by Richard Wolfe as Space Empires, which has been running on the Internet since the Fall of 1999; in that time it's proven itself a robust and continuing success, and has also developed a solid community of players. "When we first saw it, we knew it was something really good," says Christopher Allen. "It appeals to a variety of different players and manages to turn a simple, but elegant, game system into a complex strategy game. The game's different every time you play it."
Now available for full release, Galactic Emperor: Hegemony can be found at http://www.skotos.net/games/hegemony/. A free 30-day trial gives new players the opportunity to try Hegemony out before making a commitment to the Skotos community.
ABOUT SKOTOS TECH INC.
Founded in 1999, Berkeley, California-based Skotos Tech Inc. (http://www.skotos.net) is a developer and publisher of multiplayer games. Its games all center around socialization and new Internet-based communities. Other games published at the Skotos site include Castle Marrach and The Eternal City. A group of external developers known as "The Skotos Seven" are already working on the next generation of Skotos games.
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