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Wednesday, July 25, 2001

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Trade Wars: Dark Millennium Update, Images
9:46 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Since February of this year IMG has been tracking the progress of Trade Wars: Dark Millennium, an MMORTS in development for PC, Mac and Linux. Not only will this be the first real-time strategy title to go the massively-multiplayer route, but it is based on one of the first online games in computing history -- the classic BBS game Trade Wars. The game is currently in Alpha status, but is expected to reach Beta in the near future; a publishing deal is still being negotiated.

Over the weekend the Trade Wars site was updated with some quite impressive new screen shots which show off the real-time 3D engine. A new section was also added to the site which discusses the various aspects of gameplay they have defined so far. Here's an excerpt:

Trade Wars: Dark Millennium is a Massive Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy (MMORTS) game that will allow thousands of players to assume the role of trader, empire builder, and/or war chief in a virtual world.

Trade Wars: Dark Millennium is a MMORTS game set in the vastness of space and the mysterious uncharted lands of distant worlds.  Unlike a traditional RTS, Trade Wars is a tactically oriented combat game with an emphasis on player development.  Players invest themselves in the advancement of their character (avatar) and the advancement of their mobile battle platform (citadel).  Players use their avatar and citadel to harvest resources, engage in battles, and make their mark on the universe.

The player will be able to choose from one of four different cultures.  Each culture will have unique strengths, abilities and weaknesses.  Each race has its own unique style of combat and general game play.

Players will be able to band together to form "corporations," mass their resources to create a permanent Citadel and then go to war against other corporations for resources and territory. Check out the web site for more details and images.

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