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March 1, 2013

Demise of Nations: Rome – in the Works!

Filed under: Announcement,Business,Development — Travis @ 14:48

After throwing around a few ideas internally last year, Noble Master Games have decided to develop a hexagon turn-based strategy game.  It will take place during the Roman Era on a large map of Europe featuring many factions from that time. The game will include several single player scenarios and campaigns. Demise of Nations: Rome will support a wide array of operating systems including PC, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The game is planned to be released later this year in 2013.

Demise of Nations: Factions

Demise of Nations: Factions

Demise of Nations: Rome will contain over 30 factions, each having their own uniquely created banner to distinguish them from each other, much like the ones shown above. Confirmed factions include, Armenia, Britannia, Carthage, Dacia, Egypt, Gaul, Germania, Greek Cities, House of Brutii, House of Julii, House of Scipii, Macedon, Numidia, Parthia, Pontus, Rebels, Scythia, Seleucid Empire, Senate SPQR, Spain, and Thrace.

In later era scenarios and campaigns, other factions will appear, Alemanni, Berbers, Bergundii, Celts, Eastern Roman Empire, Franks, Goths, Huns, Lombardi, Roxolani, Sarmatians, Sassanids, Saxons, Slavs, Vandals, and Western Roman Empire. Below is an early alpha screenshot of the game.

Demise of Nations: Alpha Screenshot

Demise of Nations: Alpha Screenshot

Please contact us if you would like to be part of the beta-testing team.

November 21, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Retro RTS for iOS: Tropical + Desert Stormfront

Filed under: Announcement,Business — noblemaster @ 13:32

Tropical & Desert Stormfront – Retro RTS For iPhone and iPad

Lewes, Delaware – November 21, 2012 — Noble Master Games releases two retro real-time strategy games on iPhone and iPad. Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront are inspired by the turn-based “Classic Empire” wargame by Walter Bright and the classic Command & Conquer, albeit simplified aiming at a game that is easy to control on touch screen devices.

While Tropical Stormfront is played over tropical archipelagos, Desert Stormfront takes place in a hot desert landscape. The player assumes command and has to complete 25 campaign missions for ultimate victory. Game play modes include Survival, Elimination, Defense, Capture the Flag and Convoy Missions. The game supports cross-platform multiplayer matches against players on Android, PC, Mac and Linux. Networking includes game-play over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer.

Features of Desert Stormfront:
– Real-Time Strategy (RTS) in the Tropics/Desert
– Single Player and Multiplayer (over the LAN and Internet)
– Support for Cross-Platform Multiplayer
– Team-Play (included in multiplayer as well)
– 25 Campaign Missions incl. Scoring/Rating
– Random Map Generator & Skirmish Maps
– Modes: Attack, Defense, Capture the Flag & Convoy Missions
– Ground Units: Humvees, Tanks, Artillery, Anti-Air Tanks
– Naval Units: Gunboat, Submarine, Cruiser and Carrier
– Air Units: Fighter Planes, Helicopter
– Land Structures: Base Station, Shipyard, Airfield
– High Score and Playing Statistics
– Challenging AI with 4 Difficulty Settings
– Engaging Music and Sound Effects

“The dev. team behind Tropical and Desert Stormfront is a truly global affair with contributors from Europe, Asia and North America.”, said Christoph Aschwanden, owner of Noble Master. “The whole team is looking forward to finally release the game on iOS.”

Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront are available in the English language (other languages in the work). The games are priced at USD 3.99/4.99. A free demo version is available for try out before purchase. For additional information on Tropical Stormfront and Desert Stormfront such as press kit and promo codes contact Christoph Aschwanden.

Noble Master is an one-man indie game company with focus on real-time and turn-based strategy games for desktop and mobile devices.

 

September 26, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Desert Stormfront – a Real-Time Adaption of the “Classic Empire” Game

Filed under: Announcement,Business — noblemaster @ 10:33

Desert Stormfront – a Real-Time Adaption of the “Classic Empire” Game (for PC, Mac, Linux and Android)

Tokyo, Japan – September 26, 2012 — Noble Master releases “Desert Stormfront”, a real-time strategy game inspired by the turn-based “Classic Empire” wargame by Walter Bright. Units and structures are modeled after the original following a rock-paper-scissors system. Unit movement is in real-time similar to the classic “Command & Conquer” albeit simplified aiming at a game that is easy to learn but difficult to master.

Desert Stormfront takes place in present-time Middle East. The player assumes command of the Western coalition and fights real-time battles for control of cities and oil fields in Iran, Iraq, Saudia Arabia and Afghanistan. Game play modes include Survival, Elimination, Defense, Capture the Flag and Convoy Missions. The game is available for PC, Mac, Linux as well as Android and supports cross-platform multiplayer matches over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer.

Features of Desert Stormfront:
– Real-Time Strategy (RTS) in the Middle East
– Single Player and Multiplayer (over the LAN and Internet)
– 30 Campaign Missions incl. Scoring/Rating
– Random Map Generator + Skirmish Maps
– Modes: Attack, Defense, Capture the Flag & Convoy Missions
– Ground Units: Humvees, Tanks, Artillery, 4×4, Mechanic
– Naval Units: Gunboat, Submarine, Cruiser and Carrier
– Air Units: Fighter Planes, Chinook, Apache Helicopter
– Special Unit: Super-Hovercraft
– Land Structures: Base Station, Shipyard, Airfield and Oil Field
– Nations: USA, England, France, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan
– Team-Play (included in multiplayer)
– High Score and Playing Statistics
– Challenging AI with 4 Difficulty Settings
– Engaging Music and Sound Effects

“The dev. team behind Desert Stormfront is a truly global affair with contributors from Europe, Asia and North America.”, said Christoph Aschwanden, owner of Noble Master. “The whole team is looking forward to finally release the game.”

Desert Stormfront is available in the English, Japanese, Korean and Russian language. The game is priced at USD 9.99/EUR 7.99 for PC, Mac, Linux (via game’s website) and USD 4.99/EUR 3.99 for Android (on GooglePlay). A free demo version is available for try out before purchase. For additional information on “Desert Stormfront” such as press kit and review copy contact Christoph Aschwanden via chris@noblemaster.com.

Noble Master is an indie game company with focus on real-time and turn-based strategy games for desktop and mobile devices.

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Press Kit (logo, screenshots, trailers, links, platforms, features etc.):
http://www.noblemaster.com/press/sheet.php?p=desert_stormfront

 

August 28, 2012

Desert Stormfront: Official Game Trailer

Filed under: Announcement,Business — noblemaster @ 20:10

Desert Stormfront is now in beta-testing stage. If everything goes as planned, it is scheduled for release next month (September 2012) on PC, Mac, Linux & Android. The iOS version will be available once the libgdx backend supports porting to iOS.

April 25, 2012

May of Conquest – It’s Here!

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , — Travis @ 14:06

Age of Conquest is a Risk-like turn-based strategy game with players from all over the world. Playable on maps such as Europe, Asia, the Americas, the World, fantasy maps and many more! The game is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).

Age of Conquest started 11 years ago on May 17, 2001 and has come a long way since. To celebrate the anniversary, May of Conquest was created which is a series of tournaments allowing players to compete for various prizes. The tournaments will be starting April 29, and before long we will announce the 34 happy winners! Let’s look at some last minute statistics…

Most amount of players in one tournament: 43 in the 1st May Day Tournament

Least amount of players in one tournament: Tied at 10 in the 2nd Eastern Blitz Tournament and 2nd Western Blitz Tournament

Average amount of participants in each tournament: 19

Map most being played on: tied between World Map, Europe, and North America maps

Best prize (based solely on my opinion): A Stein (mug) of course!

There is still time to join! Whether you are a veteran or a new player, we urge you to join and fight to claim your prize. The tournaments are free to join, so you have nothing to lose but all to gain.

We give thanks again to our organizers, King_HowardII, fodder, and ImLagging. Also to our sponsors, Droid Review Central, Droid Gamers, ImLagging, Mercer, KievRus, KingHowardII, and the Kingslayers Clan.

Good Luck to All!

Festival Details

March 9, 2012

May Of Conquest – Ready To Go (May 2012)

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , — Travis @ 07:35

Age of Conquest is a Risk-like turn-based strategy game that players from all over the world compete in. Playable on various maps including Europe, Asia, North America, even The World! The game is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).

Age of Conquest started many years ago and has come a long way. To celebrate each year, May of Conquest has been created which is a series of tournaments allowing players to compete for various prizes. With our final sponsors added, the tournament is ready to commence. But we are a long way from finding out our many victors. We have a grand total of 33 tournaments and prizes ranging from extended account membership to your very own Noble Master Games apparel and more. The tournaments are free to join. The tournaments start April 29.

There are many people to thank, let’s start with those who set it up. KingHowardII (aka KH), fodder, and ImLagging all worked on defining and setting up the entire festival. Over the course of several months they discussed every aspect in how things should be run, and the final result is excellent.

We also like to Thank our Sponsors

Age of Conquest has become widely popular on Android devices. Droid Gamers and Droid Review Central have each sponsored a 6 month extended membership tournament. We are happy to have them on board!

Droid Gamers

Droid Review Central

But we also have some players who have sponsored tournaments. ImLagging introduced me to Age of Conquest long ago! Mercer is a well-known and long time player of Age of Conquest. KievRus, honorable and fierce player. KingHoward has been active and helpful in the community for many years.

KingSlayers Clan has many strong and capable players in it’s ranks. Also of course, our very own Noble Master Games!

King Slayers

Noble Master Games

Don’t forget, the tournaments are absolutely free to join, so it is a good opportunity to gain a membership upgrade. Don’t want to join every tournament? Unsure which tournaments give which prizes? Check out the full details here http://www.ageofconquest.com/festival.html

March 6, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Real-Time Strategy Game *Tropical Stormfront* for PC, Mac, Linux

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Tags: , , , , — noblemaster @ 00:59

Noble Master Games Releases Real-Time Strategy Game “Tropical Stormfront” for PC, Macintosh and Linux.

Tokyo, Japan – March 6, 2012 — Noble Master Games releases their strategy game title “Tropical Stormfront” for PC, Macintosh and Linux computers. The game is a real-time strategy (RTS) similar to the classic “Command & Conquer”, and modern warfare played out over lush tropical archipelagos. The game includes 25 pre-defined campaign missions as well as unlimited randomly generated skirmish scenarios with a multitude of game options.

Tropical Stormfront features various game play modes including Survival, Elimination, Capture the Flag, Hold the flag, Defend, and Capture the Enemy General. The battles are fought over land, sea and air. The maps and storyline are based on real world locations including Hawaii, Fiji, Midway, the Philippines, the Falkland Islands, Taiwan and China to name a few.

Features included are:

  • 25 Campaign Missions
  • Unlimited Skirmish Games (Random Setup)
  • Challenging AI with 4 difficulty settings
  • Ground units: Battle Tank, Missile Tank, Artillery, General/Commando Unit
  • Naval units: Aircraft Carrier, Cruiser, Destroyer, Submarine, Transporter
  • Air units: Fighter Plane, Apache Helicopter, Airship
  • Nations Included: USA, England, Russia, China, Japan, India and Brazil
  • Maps based on real-world locations in the Pacific.
  • Team-Play (join forces with AI controlled support)
  • Fog of War/Exploration Fog
  • High Score and Playing Statistics
  • Engaging Music and Sound Effects

“The dev team behind Tropical Stormfront is a truly global affair, with contributors from Tokyo, London, Ohio, Boston, Cyprus, Korea, Honolulu and Mongolia!” said Christoph Aschwanden, owner of Noble Master Games. “The whole team is looking forward to the release after a year of development”.

Tropical Stormfront is available via Desura and GamersGate in the English, Japanese and Korean language. The game is priced at USD 19.99 (EUR 14.99, AUD 18.99, GBP 12.99). A free demo version is available for try out before purchase. For additional information on “Tropical Stormfront” such as screenshots, promo graphics, trailer videos and review copy contact Christoph Aschwanden. Also download our press kit with logos, screenshots, box shots, promo graphics and official game description.

Noble Master Games is a professionally established indie company to serve as a resource for the gaming community at large. Our focus lies on developing and publishing real-time and turn-based strategy games. We have been creating games for PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and Atari since 1988.

February 23, 2012

Age of Conquest III on Desura!

Filed under: Announcement,Business — noblemaster @ 14:58

Desura Digital DistributionAge of Conquest III is now available on Desura also. Get it now for PC, Mac, Linux 32 and Linux 64.

Desura contains both a Demo release plus the full version of the game. Enjoy :)

February 7, 2012

Age of Conquest Online – Upcoming Events

Filed under: Announcement,Business — Travis @ 13:16

Age of Conquest’s May of Conquest is well under way and players can join via the Tournament page in-game.  Free to join whether you have a paid account or a free trial account means it could be your chance to win some cool prizes or a membership upgrade.  Detailed information can be found on the official page here.  Many thanks goes to King_Howard, fodder, and ImLagging who have been organizing it.

Also coming up is the Age of Conquest League.  Player realRiff expressed interest in organizing it, and has been working hard doing so.  Also helping are fodder and King_Howard, providing help to realRiff where they can.  It has been a while since AoC last had a league, but this one definitely looks promising.  There will be three categories, 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, and 4 vs 4.  Players will be required to have a paid membership and to have played at least 15 rated games to join, but they may join all three categories if they wish to.  To register, go to the official page here.  You can also find any other details you may want or need to know there.  Tapping into his creative side, realRiff created a promo video for the league which can give you a quick rundown of what is to come.

While I won’t be joining myself, I wish the best of luck to participants of both May of Conquest and the AoC League.

January 25, 2012

Official Game Trailer: Tropical Stormfront

Filed under: Announcement,Business — noblemaster @ 19:48

At last! Here’s the official game trailer for Tropical Stormfront:

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