Firefly Studios, originally founded by Impressions Games alumni Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette, has just launched the open beta version of Romans: Age of Caesar. With the game’s first gameplay trailer also released, this new co-op strategy MMO from the developers of Stronghold now begins its march toward Steam and mobile launches in 2022.
From the minds of former Impressions Games developers Simon Bradbury, Eric Ouellette and Darrin Horbal comes Romans: Age of Caesar, the latest historical strategy game from Firefly Studios. Romans sees city states of up to 16 players rebuilding the empire as they share resources, re-establish trade routes and protect their cities from barbarian invasion. Classic city builder gameplay is taken online across the Roman Empire as players build, trade and fight alongside fellow would-be senators in a shared open world.
Featuring 16 players per city and thousands active across the empire, players must cooperate in order to rebuild Rome. Beyond their district lies an expansive empire map, where players can build cities, discover new resources and team up with otherwise rival city states. Sharpen those legions and engage in tactical combat to push back barbarian frontiers in PvE or engage in political warfare, forging alliances to claim glory in epic PvP battles. Battle or build alongside fellow players, defeating common threats and building the prosperity of each shared city.
While the ultimate goal is to be crowned Caesar, players must first work their way up through the senate before reaching the political endgame. Earning the confidence of their political allies and either rising with them through the chambers or betraying them at the opportune moment. Manoeuvre between different loyalties, positions and gods, to remain politically nimble and succeed in the final quest for power. Dare to become emperor and have your name known across the empire.
Scheduled for release on Steam and mobile in 2022, Romans: Age of Caesar is now in open beta, with players able to sign up and play the game for free via the official website: www.PlayRomans.com