Oriental Empires eXclusive Trailer

Oriental Empires is a 4X turn-based strategy game about the birth of China starting at the Bronze age. eXplore the land up close, or zoom out to strategize your conquest. During your 3000 year quest (1500 BC to 1500 AD) you will grow your peoples from a small backwater village to a continent spanning empire.

Discover their scientific advancement, their cultural uniqueness and religious philosophies as you unify your neighbors in this semi-historical civilization building game.

This trailer is running eXclusively on eXplorminate, brought to us by the fine people at Iceberg Interactive, and is an extended version of a recently-released trailer:

Key Features

  • Start out as a single nation or tribe, starting from humble beginnings with a single settlement and expand your empire and develop your culture with the aim of becoming the universally recognized Son of Heaven and ruler of the world.
  • Persuade the other factions to recognize you as such by either military force, or by diplomatic persuasion.
  • Play as one of 16 different factions each with their own special bonuses or penalties.
  • Vast beautifully rendered map featuring an attractive and authentic depiction of the landscape of China and Mongolia.
  • Large scale battles with hundreds or thousands of soldiers, depicted in detail right on the game map. Watch skilled armies and reinforcements go to battle, according to the battle orders and formations set by the player.
  • Fully animated 3D models, with variations in face and clothing for each model, including infantry, cavalry, chariot and artillery units, as well as naval forces.
  • Long seamless zoom range lets you step right into the game world or zoom out for a strategic overview.
  • Develop your settlements by constructing buildings and developing the landscape around them, build markets and ports to enable trade by land and water.
  • Elaborate research tree including technology as well as cultural, philosophical and religious developments.
  • Many other elements will determine the outcome of you quest for dominance such as Leaders, Sieges, Unrest and Rebellion, and Authority and Culture ratings.
  • As Emperor, set edicts, laws and decrees to balance power and move into a glorious new Era, with new technologies and military units that change the game!

Iceberg Interactive has it set for Steam Early Access in Q1 2016 (i.e. VERY SOON).

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  1. Take that Eurogamer and IGN and Gamespot and all you exclusive content grabbers! What say you now? It’s fine, you can link to this page. Ahaha!

    As for the game, oh-my-god! The map scale and level of detail is absolutely jaw breaking. And the armies sand battles huge scale absolutely awesome for tactical play. What a tremendous sales pitch they have on that video. I got goosebumps. I so much hope they include a battle sandbox mode (I know I like sandboxes perhaps too much).

    I got a Total War vibe of it. But can immediately recognize how much it improves over that series. The one point of worry is the whole empire management thing. Between empire management and the tactical combat mechanics for large armies, I hope the game manages to strike a good balance and doesn’t come short on one or the other end. Sometimes games fails for concentrating so much in one selling point while not giving the same depth on other aspects, leaving strategy gamers with a feeling of a inconsistently paced game. And this video doesn’t really show us much about the Empire management thing, choosing to concentrate more on the tactical combat.

    But it already looks so epic! (This is the right word now, although I hate how it is so often abused)

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    • Also, about the initial moments of the teaser:

      200 BC, Chinese invent the ice cream. Responsible for a boost in troop morale and as a relief agent after arrow in buttocks removal surgery.


  2. I remember a real old game, I think it an Apple II game from the 1980s, that I think was called Bandit Kings of China. Does anyone remember anything else about a PC version and improved versions or any games that it inspired or influenced? It had leaders with abilities that you gave command of armies to conquer control of provinces in China and build up an Empire in China. I don’t remember there being much in the way of actual battles to control.



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