Empires has been released on Steam!

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  1. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    http://store.steampowered.com/app/17740/

    Thanks go out to all the developers who helped get us this far, as well as the undying support from this community. Here's to a new era in Empires.

    PS: This version on steam is somewhere between 2.30 and 2.31, we'll update it in our first patch.
     
  2. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    Congratulations
     
  3. Emp_Recruit

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    Wow, I totally had first post in the last thread. Way to rob me.

    Congrats to everyone but Trickster.
     
  4. Chris0132'

    Chris0132' Developer

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    All of you addicts who have been playing this for years might also want to follow axeman and add recommendations on the app page, just to help inflict the disease on everyone else, you know.
     
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    I'm up in uni halls with no firewall ports open, so I can't play, but what is the player count like at the minute? Will it ever be on the same scale as the 2.0 release?
     
  6. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Out 1 hour, about 30 people who have seen it so far, mostly new people.
     
  7. Grantrithor

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    hot sauce finally it's here, what we've been bullshitting about forever.

    I think all the devs deserve virtual jellybeans.

    edit: ooh looks like a tough crowd.
     
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  8. Jephir

    Jephir ALL GLORY TO THE JEPHIR

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    I'd never thought I'd see the day.
     
  9. -MEG-Squish

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    Revision of Empires Overview

    I'm not sure who wrote the overview for the Steam Release of Empires Mod, or, furthermore, who proofread it; but it contains many typos, s-v agreement issues, and passive language unappealing in an advertising perspective. As you are the spokesman for the group, trickster, I hold you personally responsible for the errors and beseech you (or whomever you can enlist) to amend them. Here is a revised and proofread overview:


    Revised Text
    Empires is a Half Life 2 total-conversion combining the best aspects of the First-Person Shooter and Real-Time Strategy genres. Players choose between fighting for the Brenodi Empire or the Jekotian resistance known as the "Northern Faction" under the direction of each team's designated commander.

    Commanders play from a traditional above-the-battlefield view and issue orders to players, place base structures and defense, research new weapons and vehicles, and manage the teams’ resources.

    Standard players secure territory and construct bases for the commander, and wage war with one of 4 customizable infantry classes bolstered by one of 7 fully-customizable vehicle classes.

    The objective of each round is to:
    1. Kill the enemy commander,
    2. Reduce the enemy team's reinforcements (or tickets) to 0.

    Key Features:
    FPS/RTS hybrid featuring comprehensive tech trees, base-building, and resource management.
    Large maps for combined infantry, vehicle, and base-building gameplay.
    Vehicle customization for engines, armour, to weaponry.
    Customizable infantry classes.
    In-game promotion and unlockable skill system.
    Unique squad system, rewarding teamwork with extra abilities and passive bonuses for sticking together.
     
  10. -MEG-Squish

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    Oh! In my haste to quickly resolve the language issues in the release, I completely forgot to congratulate the EmpsMod team for their hard work.

    WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. recon

    recon SM Support Dev

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    Brace for the impending onslaught of newbs.
     
  12. MOOtant

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    New description has been given to Valve people and they'll change it.
     
  13. Metal Smith

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    congrats everyone. This has been a long time coming.
     
  14. Vulkanis

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    Fuck yeah! The culmination of all the trolling on this forum has finally come to make something.
     
  15. .:.HeXi.:. emcalex329

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    hooray steam release
     
  16. McGyver

    McGyver Experimental Pedagogue

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    I was there when the first newbs joined! It was a historic moment. They were so innocent.

    And then JPL woke up from the dead to pwnlololol them. :pathetic:
     
  17. A-z-K

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    Thanks & congrats to everyone that made it happen.

    Look forward to playing with everyone on Steam release, even the newbs.
     
  18. MOOtant

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    Someone reported that dig in didn't work for him but it might be general skill bug.
     
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    Empires thread made on facepunch :o
     

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