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Heatwave Interactive
MMORPG | Setting:Historical | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/21/11)  | Pub:Heatwave Interactive
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Exploring Cultures

Posted by Jon Wood on Jul 03, 2007  | Comments

Exploring Cultures -

As you probably already know, Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising is based on our own history. As a means of getting players familiar with the various factions involved, the folks at Perpetual have been kind enough to provide us with these brief cultural descriptions.

Two of the key differences between Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising and many of the other MMO games on the market is the significant percentage of enemies the player encounters that are human and the fact that they are historically based. Rome and the 'Romans' (originally the Latin tribes, but eventually a melting pot of cultures that had been conquered and incorporated), were constantly surrounded by other cultures and tribes that they regularly clashed with for control of the Italian peninsula. They were all influenced by each other and took from the dominant Hellenistic cultural styles, but had key differences. Differentiating these human enemies within the game required creating a style and visual vocabulary for each of the cultures. The key cultures took their visual elements from aspects of their historical nature and design styles:

Read the article here.