Indie games are a dime a dozen nowadays, and while RPG’s and platformers have seen their fair share of innovation, the RTS genre seems to be somewhat neglected considering the abundance of titles available. That’s not to say the offerings that have come out are below par however, and of all the indie developers struggling to make a name for themselves, Longbow Games has certainly begun to put their name on the map.
Following in the footsteps of their previous release, Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece, Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar will once again see gamers transported back to antiquity to take charge of famous campaigns in history. As the name implies, this time round you will impersonate Julius Caesar in his ten year conquest of Gaul, a war that saw him elevated to the rank of emperor.
Given the setting and genre, comparisons to Total War: Rome 2 are inevitable, though this may not be as fair as it would seem. For starters, Hegemony will play entirely in real time, using a blend of grand strategy and real time tactics. Of particular interest here is the fact that the entire game plays out on a single map, with views moving from Caesar’s strategy map through to individual provinces and finally to a more traditional RTS view.
The game will also feature a host of new buildings and improvements, allowing you to administer your captured territories while preparing to crush the might and will of the barbarian hordes. Combine this with four new campaigns and a sandbox mode with a dozen playable factions, and Hegemony Rome is looking to be a fantastic title for strategy fans to sink their teeth into.
With the early access beta already showing great signs, Hegemony Rome is shaping up to be a fantastic addition to the genre
Developer: Longbow Games
Publisher: Kasedo Games
Distributer: Silver Screen