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TX, September XX, 2000 – Korean-based game developer Phantagram, Ltd.
Gathering of Developers, the developer-driven computer and video game
today announced further details on Kingdom Under Fire, the upcoming
real-time strategy (RTS) and role-playing (RPG) game. Kingdom Under Fire
gamers dynamic real-time strategy play enhanced with role-playing
and three unique play modes, all set in a fantasy world marred by
factions. This genre-bending title will put gamers in control of seven
characters who interact in both the RTS and RPG modes, allowing players
affect the hero?s development as well as the progression of the game?s two
Human and Devil. Published by Gathering of Developers and distributed by
Two Interactive?s Jack of All Games, Kingdom Under Fire will be released
October for the PC for a suggested retail price of $39.95.
Under Fire places players in the ancient land of Bersiah. One hundred
ago, a sinisterly powerful Lich mage ruled the land. Seven heroes of Xok
the old dragon, Nible, in an effort to discover the source of the mighty
of the evil mage?s magic. During their quest, one of the heroes, Rick
is killed. Devastated by their colleague?s death, The Xok Knights
the power from the old dragon?s heart to resurrect Rick Miner. The
was successful but not without its consequences. Rick Miner
to the living world as the dark Rick Blood, a twisted version of his
self, possessing all the magical power of Nible. Bent on taking over the
of Bersiah, Rick Blood is influenced by the Lich clan to use the power of
ancient heart to serve them. Now, a new union must stand against Rick Blood
foil the Lich plot. It is up to Gernot, the prince of Azillia, Curian, the
of the anti-Devil group ?Great Origin,? the great magician Moonlight, and
Knight Keither, to save Bersiah from darkness.
Under Fire?s players are charged with the control of over 70 units, led
heroes each with their own background and storyline. As the game progresses,
character-specific and 20
missions unravel hidden truths about the races and overall
Set in a typical RTS environment, players build and control the
and resources while devising and executing strategic combat. Throughout
game, the player is expected to maintain three types of resources: gold,
and mana. Gold and iron will directly affect combat aspects of the game,
the strategy options or the availability of weapons. Mana affects magic
consisting of 60+ different magic spells.
significant control over character development, Kingdom Under Fire lets
delve deep into the individual aspects of both the Human and Devil
utilizing different strategies for each unit, and guide them through the
specialized missions. At the end of each random encounter and story-relevant
survivors gain experience that allow the troops to become stronger and
heroes to level-up. Players will then be able to adjust attribute scores,
how the heroes will grow within the game and advance through the 14
various points in the storyline, an RPG mode launches and the hero unit
will break away on quests during which players will uncover more of the
as well as information about each race, their subplots and storyline
Kingdom Under Fire?s RPG aspect will also offer more detail pertaining
the seven unique heroes. In addition to RTS and RPG modes, a Hero Death Match
will be available as a multi-player option. Gamers will be able to choose
hero character to battle head-to-head with opponents.
through Phantagram’s WARGATE.net game server, gamers can play Kingdom
Fire in three multi-player modes: real-time strategy, hero deathmatch and
RPG Online Quest. In the
strategy mode, up to eight players can join a game simultaneously.
deathmatch mode features various magic skills and items. Similar to the
player mode, in the hero RPG Online Quest, players assume the role of a
and travel through 14 levels of layered dungeons and caves while battling
70+ units, each with strong specialties. Using combinations of unique
various tactics and strategies can be developed and deployed.
20 missions each for Human and Devil races and 7 story missions for each hero
RPG gameplay elements. After every victorious battle, characters will gain
that will help them move quicker, have better AI, have better
dodge enemies, counterattack and gain new abilities.
Three modes of multi-player games. A new free RPG/Hero multi-player deathmatch
will be distributed via the Internet post game launch.
Easy-to-use strategic variations. Players can set the leaders and the battle
for each character group.
65,536 colors at 640 x 480 ~ 800 x 600 resolution.
Visual subtleties like animated water and lava and realistic action and
due to a total of 120,000 frames of character animation cuts.
Life-like light effects on backgrounds and character shadows.
game developer Phantagram LTD. was founded in 1994. The company
and published Zyclunt (Blade Warrior), an arcade action-style game and
award-winning Astonishia Story: Forgotten Saga. Phanatagram is currently
Kingdom Under Fire, a real-time 3D action role playing strategy game,
Shining Lore, a full 3D polygon role-playing game. For more information
Phantagram’s Web site at www.phantagram.com
Gathering of Developers
in Dallas, TX in January 1998, Gathering of Developers is a
computer and video game publishing company, and a wholly-owned
of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO). The company?s
is to be the worldwide leader in the development and delivery of
successful computer and video game software designed for a range of
The company?s pioneering partners are industry leaders and proven
makers 3D Realms, Epic Games, PopTop Software, Ritual Entertainment,
Reality Inc and Edge of Reality. For more information visit Gathering
Developers Web site at http://www.godgames.com