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Friday, April 15, 2005  


Strategical.
1:00 AM EST | Brad Custer


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Spartan from Virtual Programming takes you back 2000 years to the Classical Era and allows you to play any one of over 100 authentically researched Nations. All of the major factions are portrayed in the game, from the Romans to the Persian hosts under the Great King Xerxes. Put yourself in control of one of the many successful city-states that abounded at the time and try to control the known world through a mix of research trade and naval power.

Alternatively take control of Sparta, one of the most feared military machines of all time. At the age of 7 all healthy male children were sent to military school where they where trained for the next thirteen years to become soldiers, the sickly ones were simply left in the hills to die. Even then it was not until they had become seasoned veterans and racked up another 10 years military service that they became "Equals". Not surprisingly her neighbours believed that Sparta had only one aim, to train for war and to fight the wars she trained for.

Are you equal to the task? ;)

Since our review ten days ago of Spartan I've received a fair amount of interest in a desktop for the online game. Actually, before my move, I had several requests so I decided to finally honor them. I based it on the cover art featured on the box design. With the help of Freeverse and with some broadband access I was able to create this week's wallpaper. I simply entitled this selection, "Military Machine", and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. :)

Everyone be sure to keep those requests coming in!

Until then...

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