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Alien Nations Shipping?
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IMG reader Scott Leyes reports that Alien Nations, the long-awaited real-time strategy/god-game from Titan Computer, is finally shipping:

I pre-ordered Alien Nations from Titan Computer a while ago, and it just showed up (registered mail from Germany) today, April 15.
Alien Nations is one of a spate of recent games whose release was held up for months longer than anticipated. At one point, a release was expected in September of last year. (A PC version of the game was published in the US in late 2000 under the name "Amazons and Aliens.")

Here's a partial description of the game from the Titan web site:

Three Nations

One of the main features of "Alien Nations" is the interaction and confrontation of three completely different nations. The Pimmons are cute little fantasy creatures with magic powers. The Amazons are pretty humanoids and the Sajikis are ravenous insects.

Building a Civilization

Alien Nations is an exciting mixture of "God game" and real-time strategy game. The player selects one nation and begins with a small main building. Around this building, he constructs houses and specialist buildings. Gradually, a booming microcosm will develop, growing into a town. Raw materials have to be found. Newly-arrived inhabitants are trained in the schools as masons, wood-cutters, researchers, etc. They are then able to play their part in the growth and expansion of their nation.

Research is undertaken so that new knowledge and capabilities make life easier and more secure.

One decisive phase in the life of a new nation is its first contact to the other nations. Can they live in peace, allowing profitable trade to develop? Or will it come to war and have the right preparations been made? Diplomacy plays a decisive role in this....

Features


  • Enormous 3-D terrain
  • Three different nations
  • 75 different buildings and 85 different professions
  • Unlimited zoom function
  • Diplomacy
  • Trade
  • Research with 100 technologies to be discovered
  • A living world — with wild animals and people that go about their daily work
  • A school system to train the inhabitants
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  • Experience levels for military units
  • First-class, highly detailed graphics with entertaining animations
  • Lots of fun
  • Easy to use interface
  • Campaigns with 10 different missions per nation
  • Multi-player option
  • Supports English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian languages
Visit the Alien Nations web site for a more complete description of the game, screen shots, or to place an order.

A demo of Alien Nations is available for download from our sister site, MacGameFiles, and an IMG tutorial for the demo is linked below.

IMG: Alien Nations: A Short Tutorial
Alien Nations
MGF: Alien Nations 1.01 Demo (30 MB)


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