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AGEod announces a new historical wargame about the first World War

Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:50 pm

Leipzig, 2008/08/22

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“World War One : La Grande Guerre 14-18” (WW1) will be released on November 11th, 11:00 AM (GMT+1), for the exact peace signature 90th anniversary of the Great War.


“World War One : La Grande Guerre 14-18” (WW1) is an historical grand strategy game, turn based, using an original engine specially developed for AGEOD by Lucas Cammisa (Calvinus) according to a Philippe Thibaut game design. “WW1” will you allow to play the full conflict, leading the destiny of the seven main fighting nations (France, Great-Britain, Russia, Italy, Imperial Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire).


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“WW1” will not only propose to play the war on a military strategic and operational level, but also to manage diplomatic maneuvers, technological research and domestic political stability of each nation in a period of revolutionary turmoils.

“WW1” is based on the award winning board game “La Grande Guerre 14-18™” (Azure Wish, 1999) using proved and tested game play mechanisms.



Some exclusive features:


  • “WW1” will offer single and multi player gaming (up to 4 simultaneous players) through LAN or TCP/IP through 1 grand campaign, 4 campaigns and several battle based scenarios.
  • Players will be able to play wild cards disturbing opponents strategies in order to influence the course of the war.
  • Each player will pick different war strategies at the beginning of the conflict allowing strategic surprise and great replay value.


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Fast facts:
Publisher: AGEOD
Web: http://www.ageod.com
Developer: AGEOD
Release date: 11th November 2008
PEGI: 3+ TBC
Format: PC
Genre: Historical Strategy


About AGEOD
[SIZE="3"]AGEOD is an established independent French publishing company, with several success games including Wargame of the Year 2007 “AGEOD's American Civil War” .

AGEOD's first emphasis is placed on historical strategy games with original and innovative features, the company has been voted Developer of the Year by players on Wargamer.com in both 2006 & 2007. AGEOD has several new projects are under preparation for 2008 and 2009, and we expect most to be as successful as our two last titles (Napoleon's Campaigns™ & Wars in America™).

AGEOD also offers an outlet for small independent studios and producers. For more information, visit the AGEOD website at http://www.ageod.com.[/size]


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[SIZE="5"][CENTER]AGEod annonce officiellement son nouveau jeu d'histoire sur la première Guerre mondiale [/CENTER][/size]

“World War One : La Grande Guerre 14-18” (WW1) sera disponible à partir du 11 novembre 2008 à 11h00, soit exactement 90 ans après la signature de l'armistice de 1918.

“World War One : La Grande Guerre 14-18” (WW1) est un jeu de stratégie à grande échelle, tour par tour, qui utilise un moteur spécialement développé pour AGEOD par Lucas CAMMISA (Calvinus) d'après des mécanismes conçus par Philippe Thibaut.

“WW1” vous permettra de jouer la totalité du conflit à la tête d'une des sept principales puissances belligérantes (la Grande-Bretagne, la Russie, la France, l'Italie, le deuxième empire germanique, l'Autriche-Hongrie et l'empire ottoman).

“WW1” vous proposera non seulement de rejouer militairement la guerre au niveau stratégique et opérationnel, mais également de gérer les manœuvres diplomatiques, la recherche technologique, et la situation politique interne des pays dans un période marquée par les remous révolutionnaires.

“WW1” est basé sur le célèbre jeu de plateau “La Grande Guerre 14-18™” (Azure Wish, 1999) et utilise donc des mécanismes de jeu testés et éprouvés.

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  • “WW1” offrira la possibilité de jouer à la fois en solo ou à plusieurs (jusqu'à 4 joueurs par partie) grace à une connection réseau ou internet. Une campagne complète, 4 mini-campagnes annuelles, et une dizaine de scénarios portant sur des batailles spécifiques seront proposés aux joueurs.
  • Les joueurs pourront utiliser des cartes de stratagème afin de perturber les stratégies de leurs adversaires et de tenter d'influencer le cours de la guerre.
  • En début de conflit, chaque joueur pourra sélectionner le plan militaire initial de son pays, permettant ainsi de ménager la surprise stratégique à chaque partie!
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:09 pm

Hmm, 2 player campaign, 4 player campagn - will this game have an AI ?

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:19 pm

Yes
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:20 pm

Many thanks for ypur fast replay ! I am looking for this new titel !

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:24 pm

In game screens please!

The game this one is based on uses hexes, will this new PC version also be a hex based game?

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:28 pm

Bonjour une VF est elle prévue ?


[color="Blue"]Edit by Korrigan (j'avais pas vu la question): Oui, tous nos jeux sont développés de base en français et en anglais. :cwboy: [/color]

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:30 pm

Enfin, LE grand jeu sur la première GM? Je l'attends avec impatience.
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:13 pm

I'm over-excited about this news!!!! :coeurs: :coeurs: :coeurs: :coeurs:

When will a discussion forum about this game be opened to us lurkers? :nuts:

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:18 pm

Some time between now and Nov 12th? ;)

We don't usually open discussion forums till games have been released, but if the discussions in e.g. this thread warrant it, it might be sooner rather than later :)
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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:24 pm

:coeurs: :coeurs: Great. Another sure-buy from me, Ageod !! :nuts: :bonk:

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:28 pm

Amazing, I am buying this for sure :innocent:

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:34 pm

I think if someone is gonna make a really great WWI game its gonna be Ageod
this company is coming out with some of the best historical wargames I've ever played thanks guys :)

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:25 pm

Werent we promised to get screenshots? Loading screen and main menu look nice!

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:32 pm

I have about 26 DVD's I've never watched and several books I can now dust off. Great stuff!

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:01 am

This game sounds sick!...!please show us more!
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:35 am

Greatly looking forward to this one. I enjoyed Guns of August very much, am greatly interested in The Great War (which is sadly underrepresented in the computer wargaming arena) and await this game eagerly. :)

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:13 am

Très bonne nouvelle.
Petite question.l Sera-t-il vendu via le web ou existera-t-il une version boite?
(Et puis par parenthèses Korrigan, j'aimerais savoir comment tu notes les dates parce que 08/08/22 c'est un peu surprenant :innocent: )

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:19 am

I think this link
http://www.cyberstratege.com/magazine/2008/08/interview-world-war-one-le-11-novembre/
could be of interest for those seeking for in game screens :siffle:
If like me, you don't understand French, just skip the interview with P. Thibaut :niark: and scroll to the bottom of the page.. to see the screenshots! :coeurs: :coeurs:
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:52 pm

can anyone tell at what level, div/corps the game works at

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:57 pm

Drooling over this like crazy. And coming out so soon! :coeurs:

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Oh yeah baby! :nuts:
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Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:48 am

I'm a buyer for sure. Great news!

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:01 am

any more juicy info or previews to be expected?

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:57 am

Hi,

The code is 95% finished. The team is currently polishing the interface, integrating the final graphics (those published Cyberstratege are only artist boards, even if they give you the rough idea) and the data base (texts, scenarios, etc.). Beta testing will begin in september.

You can expect "juicy" WW1 features announcement on a weekly basis during september and october.

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:43 am

Is there any schedule for publishing some screenshots? Can't wait to see some. Campaign selection screen doesn't count :sourcil:

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:01 am

Korrigan wrote:those published Cyberstratege are only artist boards, even if they give you the rough idea)


thank god! :innocent: the map layout made perfect sense on a board game, but not so much on a pc screen

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:00 pm

Err... I'm sorry to disapoint you but no. This is a game design stuff. :siffle:


I had the same reaction than you and here is roughly the explanation I got from Calvinus, the lead developer:

The map is loaded and displayed as a square which contains it. In this square, all the map, even the empty parts, is loaded.

But the european battlefield is longer than large. Hence, if we had chosen to display Europe in the conventional way, we would have needed a much bigger square with plenty of non-used space (up and down).

This would have meant a bigger RAM usage, hence more important minimum computer specs, hence less people able to play the game with absolutely no added value on the game play to make for it.


This is why we have decided to keep the original board game display.


I agree it's odd at first glance, but once you begin to play you very quickly get used and forget about it. :cwboy:

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:19 pm

How long of in-game time will each turn consume? Will that be 2 weeks per turn as in AACW?

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:10 pm

I've already stated my point about Autria-Hungary flag on other places, hope that will be corrected.
I can't help having noticed that there is among neutral Mexican flag. Any possibilities for What if in America and South America? :sourcil:
Would be great to drag in Argentine in Entente, Chile in CP etc... :coeurs:

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Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:34 pm

Palpat wrote:...
I can't help having noticed that there is among neutral Mexican flag. Any possibilities for What if in America and South America? :sourcil:
Would be great to drag in Argentine in Entente, Chile in CP etc... :coeurs:

If you look at this screenshot from the cyberstratege interview it actually looks like the game really covers the whole globe, with the bottom right world maps also showing South America and Australia. So your wish might come true :siffle:
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Edit: Actually reading the article (though my last french lesson dates 20 years back...) it might be that they 'just' represent off-map boxes. So it might be similar to the activation of the French and English in ACW:
C’est un grand jeu stratégique où l’ensemble des fronts européens de la Grande Guerre sont très détaillés. Les autres fronts sont également présents sous formes d’offmap boxes (par exemple les colonies en Afrique).

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