Age Of Empires II: The Age Of Kings Scenario Contest Winner Announced

 

*************************

MEDIA
ALERT: MAY 31, 2000

*************************

AGE
OF EMPIRES II: THE AGE OF KINGS SCENARIO CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED

 

Microsoft
today announced the winner of its Scenario Design Contest for their
award-winning, real-time strategy game, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings.
Ensemble Studios designers Bruce Shelley and Greg Street selected the "Anno
782 – Sachsenaufstand" scenario by Andreas Marscheider, from Germany, as
the Grand Prize Winner.

 

Shelley
felt that Marscheider was able to expertly use the Age of Empires II scenario
editor to get the most out of his entry. "This was a very cleverly
crafted scenario with several plot changes that made excellent use of triggers
to drive the story," stated Shelley.

 

Marscheider
will get his scenario included on the Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
Expansion CD, and will also receive a series of limited edition,
high-resolution framed Age of Kings prints created by Ensemble Studios and
signed by Shelley. Individual winners from ten participating fan sites will
receive a selection of Microsoft games and gaming devices. 

 

Age
of Empires II, developed by Ensemble Studios, features new and improved design
features that quickly engage the casual player while offering more intense and
engrossing gameplay to satisfy the hard-core audience. Beginning with minimal
resources, players are challenged to build their nations into great
civilizations and defeat the enemy by making strategic decisions throughout
the game. Each of the 13 civilizations represented in Age of Empires II,
including the Mongols, Celts, Vikings and Japanese, features distinctive
attributes, buildings and technologies and a unique combat unit based on its
historical counterpart. In addition, Age of Empires II features five campaigns
based on the adventures of prominent historical figures, including Joan of
Arc, William Wallace and Ghengis Khan, that draw players deeper into the game
as they march alongside the hero to victory.

 

For
more details about the scenario contest, and links to each of the fan sites
hosting this contest, please reference:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/games/age2/ 

 

The
Ensemble Studios Web site is located at http://www.ensemblestudios.com/ 

 

#
# #

 

 

a
r b u t h n o t c o m m u n i c a t i o n s, i n c.

(p)
415 431 2300

(f)
801 681 9034

http://www.arbuthnot.com