The original Fantasy General saw release in 1996, the third installment in Strategic Simulations’ Five Star General series. It may have been more than two decades later, but on September 5, 2019, Fantasy General II arrived to the joy of old-school strategy gamers everywhere, all made possible thanks to the efforts of developer Owned by Gravity and publisher Slitherine. But how did the revival of this classic strategy title come to be? We recently chatted with Jan Wagner, managing director of Owned by Gravity, to learn more.
Close Combat: The Bloody First launches today! Developed and published by Slitherine, it heralds as a real-time-strategy war game that places a heavy emphasis on tactics and historical accuracy. The Bloody First is the latest release in a long series of games dating back to its first appearance in 1996, but this is the first entry to utilize a 3D engine.
AGEOD teams up with another iconic name in strategy games, Slitherine, for Field of Glory: Empires (FOGE). This spin-off should not be confused as a sequel to the main Field of Glory series. Empires is its own more grand, high level take on battles in 300BC. As the Roman Republic, your goal is to conquer Italia through military might and cunning.
We've recently teamed up with Proxy Studios and Slitherine to bring everyone the Official Pandora: First Contact Wiki at Gamepedia! Pandora, inspired by Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, is a 4X turned based strategy game based in a futuristic, post-Earth world where a new, promising planet has been found, which gives humanity one last hope. As always, where there is hope, expect adversary around every corner! Not only must you and up to five other friends battle the terrain and wildlife, but there are also various factions fighting for control of your new home's resources as well.
Pandora is also the name of the new planet you will be exploring and building on, all the while fighting against other factions seeking the same control as you are. With tons of new technologies at your fingertips, you have access to designing your own units, choosing from a great amount of classes, weapons and armors. While exploring your new planet, you will uncover artifacts, choose to work with or fight against nature, work on increasing your colonies by building them out, conduct military operations by commanding the armies you have created and most of all, survive the catastrophes the planet throws at you! Pandora is a survival game as much as it is a civilization and colonization builder.
Want to know more about the factions you're up against? How about what you can expect to find on the planet Pandora? The Official Pandora: First Contact Wiki has every resource you could need to be a successful creator of empires. If you're interested in becoming a contributor, the Help Wiki has tutorials to get you started, and you're always welcome to come say hi in IRC, where you can chat with Gamepedia staff and community members!