EA launches free-to-play browser game Lord of Ultima

Tuesday, 20 April 2010 21:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has announced Lord of Ultima, a new browser-based online strategy game, available worldwide for free starting today.

Lord of Ultima is set within the Ultima universe and includes social features like advanced trading and alliance creation, with online chat and community forums.

“Lord of Ultima was designed to ensure that everyone, from strategy newcomers to diehard fans, can make it to the top of the leader board,” said Volker Wertich, Creative Director at Phenomic. “Phenomic is committed to building dynamic communities that delight players as they interact with the game, each other and the legendary world of Ultima.”

Set in the new world of Caledonia, players start the game as conquerors raising an empire, and then move from developing a village to evolving it into a highly customized capital.

Players can be peaceful merchants by trading resources over land or sea and using diplomacy, or become their very own become feared conquerors using armies of knights and mages to crush their enemies one by one in maniacal glee.

Check it out through here.