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Imperator (IMP)
Mythic Entertainment
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/01/06)  | Pub:Mythic Entertainment
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Our Pre-E3 Preview!

Posted by Craig McGregor on May 09, 2005  | Comments

Our Pre-E3 Preview! -

We have just released our pre-E3 preview of Imperator complete with 3 exclusive screen shots!  Last April, our own Dana Massey took a trip to Mythic Entertainment to take a look at the game.  This information was under a strict NDA until enjoy!  A glimpse of the story is below:

Imperator Online Preview
Article based on visit to Fairfax, interviews with developers, and hands-on demo time.

A couple of years ago, Mythic Entertainment announced that they were working on a second, major, graphical MMORPG to go along with their widely successful Dark Age of Camelot. Imperator Online is that game. Set in a sci-fi world where Rome never fell, the game has clearly evolved since that original announcement, and in early April, Mythic was ready to show off their progress to a throng of game journalists. They promise a polished title that solves many of the problems that have plagued the past few generations of MMORPGs. Time will tell on whether they can deliver, but upon first glance, they seem to be on the right road.

Imperator has been designed as a character-centric game, with an emphasis on personal development. Sound familiar? It should. This is the basis of many single-player-RPGs. Mythic hopes to take that personal approach and apply it to a massive scale. Characters take part in Life Events, which are quests specifically designed not to go kill and get loot, but to advance your character. They define who you are and what you want to be. Through Life Events, you can pursue fame, fortune, heroism, etc. They are the key to preventing you from becoming a faceless peon in a faceless universe.

To read the entire preview, click here.