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Clockwork Empires Announced

Gaslamp Games announces Clockwork Empires, a steampunk city-building strategy game the Dungeons of Dredmor developer plans to bring to Windows, OS X, and Linux. This will include multiplayer support as well as solo play, but as they pointedly note, non of that always on DRM that may or may not be present in other such games: "No always-online DRM requirement, unlike certain other games we don’t want to mention. You know who you are and your mothers are very disappointed." Here's a bit on the game itself:

The Clockwork Empire is expanding! Brave people, seeking glory and wealth, are setting forth for uncharted lands in search of fame and fortune. This is a new age of Science – fearless naturalists, clever tinkerers, and brilliant inventors hold sway over the imagination of the common folk, wielding voltaic energies and constructing chromed brass clockwork engines. It is an age of The Arts – poets lie expiring on every street corner, crying for Reform and more laudanum, while the Empire Times spews forth from the great presses of the Capitol, filled with stories of inspiring hubris and adventure from The Colonies. It is an age of Trade – the many arms of the Imperial Chartered Antipodean Trading Company lurch across the oceans like the limbs of a commodity-crazed octopus, dredging untapped markets for wealth and glory. It is an age of Politics – scheming agents of the Empire skulk through the slums and grottoes of the colonies, dodging anarchist schemes and cultists’ rituals, and fulfilling secretive missions on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. Meanwhile, in the Capitol, favours are curried in the Houses of Parliament and the Panopticon between the artistocratic Lords and the rising classes of Industrial Barons.

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5. Re: Clockwork Empires Announced Aug 27, 2012, 22:18 ASeven
 
Icewind wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 21:40:
ASeven wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 21:36:
nin wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 21:09:
Yeah, after DoD, I'll definitely check out what they do next...


Quite a leap though, from a rogue-like to a full city builder.

Considering how incredibly deep that roguelike was, it's not much of a leap at all.

I have to disagree with you here. It is a great and fun game but it is a begginer's game to roguelike games. NetHack, Angband, ADOM, Dwarf Fortress, etc are all way more deep than DoD. It's still a damn fun game, I just think it's a good first step towards rogue-likes for people who never played one even with all the 3 expansions.
 
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