EAST INDIA COMPANY: New Website Revealed for Upcoming Real-time Strategy War-game

May 29, 2008

New Website Revealed for Upcoming
Real-time Strategy War-game EAST INDIA COMPANY

Today leading computer software
Publisher Lighthouse Interactive and developer Nitro Games launched a totally
revamped website for their upcoming Real-time Strategy War-game East India
Company. Located at
www.eic-game.com
,  the new website has undergone a complete makeover to
reflect the game’s progress. It now features more interactivity and content,
such as: streaming videos, interactive forums, and a Designer’s Blog.

East India Company is based on the
exploits and adventures of the infamous 18th century East India Companies.
Developed by Finland based Nitro Games Ltd., players will enjoy building the
World’s largest trading empire and engaging in vigorous warfare on the open sea
in both single and multiplayer modes. Scheduled to release in Q4 2008 for
Windows®, East India Company promises to take Real-time Strategy War-games to
new levels with its technically advanced proprietary game engine and
breathtaking cinematic game environment. Players will have the opportunity to
fight, manage and rule one of eight nations from Europe to the Far East.

“East India Company has taken on new
form with significant advancement over the past six months,” said Kim Soares,
Lead Designer of Nitro Games. “We decided it was time to redesign the official
website to reflect the game’s progress and create a home for the growing EIC
community. We have added forums and a Designer’s Blog that I will be updating on
a regular basis. New screenshots, videos and the latest news will be posted over
the next few weeks, so check it out!”

For more information on East India
Company, bookmark the revamped official website at
www.eic-game.com 

GAME SUMMARY

In East India Company, players
assume the role of Governor Director of one of the East India Companies or other
rival companies. There are eight nationalities to choose from: British, Dutch,
French, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Italian or Spanish. Your goal – bring new
colonies and wealth such as: tea, spices, gold, diamonds and other precious
cargo back to Europe, but you must dominate the other rival empires along the
way. Wars will be waged and blood will be spilled. Conquer the open sea and
explore 40 different cities, towns and villages.

Starting modestly, you will build
your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep the rivaling
nations at bay. Choose from an array of ship classes, types of transport and
military vessels: small sloops, schooners, brigantines, frigates and
ship-of-the-line. Create different fleets and assign them to specific trading
routes. Controlling well situated ports and upgrading them is one key to
success.

Conflicts and wars are inevitable.
When hostile fleets engage each other, the spectacular naval battles are fought
at a real-time tactical level. Devastating broadsides are fired with a deafening
roar and cannon balls tear through enemy ships and their crew. For greater
tactical depth, you can, at any point, take direct command of any of your ships
and feel the battle close up! Fight against the other European powers to create
a trading empire that will rule above all others!

FEATURES

  • Fight! Declare war on rival
    empires fought at a real-time tactical level

  • Command ships and fleets
    independently

  • Wage war on the vast open sea

  • Sink your rivals’ ship or board
    them to take control in bloody hand-to-hand combat

  • Manage! Hire and manage your own
    crew Buy guns and ammo

  • Repair and upgrade your ships at
    port Buy and sell goods

  • Establish profitable trading
    routes

  • Open diplomatic relations or
    declare war

  • Negotiate tense political
    situations

  • Rule! Lead the most powerful
    company in history

  • Take over colonies and expand your
    empire

  • Build a powerful fleet to rule the
    seas

  • Conquer strategic ports

  • Accomplish tasks ordered by your
    company or the Crown Multiplayer (Internet or LAN)

Features: Supports up to 8
simultaneous players Player statistics tracked on the EIC game server Raise your
ranking by thwarting your opponents Head-to-head missions are a true test of
strategic skill