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Monday, March 19, 2001
Master of Orion 3 Developer Diary
8:53 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

GameSpy has recently posted a developer diary written by Constantine Hantzopoulos,
a Senior Producer for the upcoming Infogrames title Master of Orion 3 (MOO3). For those
unfamiliar with the game, MOO3 is a real-time strategy game that encompasses a huge field of play with elements
such as resource management, politics/religion/technology considerations and macromanagement of entire

Needless to say, this title is shaping up to be a fairly deep, complex game. This
developer diary, #6 in the series, gets into the details on spying and espionage. Unlike the preceding titles,
MOO3 allows a much greater degree of influence when utilizing spies. For example:

In MOO3, the basic concepts are the same (spy creation, insertion, skullduggery, extraction) but you'll set up spies with particular missions in mind, such as using
them to turn leaders into moles, create spy rings, assassinate diplomats,
emperors or a particularly annoying ship captain, blow up ships, intercept chat
messages in a multiplayer game, incite (or put down!) revolts, gather high level
intelligence and perform a host of other cool, subversive cloak and dagger type
Keep in mind that this is just a small shred of insight into the espionage aspect of
MOO3 - the actual product is shaping up to be even more detailed. A player will actually have to
create a spy from scratch, select its areas of expertise, put it through training, and mold it
to fit whatever role the player desires. The detail on the creation/usage of spies is even more amazing when one considers that this is just a
very small aspect of the entire MOO3 game itself.

For the rest of the diary, and for the proceeding five diaries before it, check out
the GameSpy postings. MOO3 is currently set for a simultaneous Mac/PC release sometime
this autumn; the Mac version will be published by MacSoft.

Gamespy - MOO3 Developer Diary #6
Master of Orion 3 Official Site
Quicksilver Software
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