Tag Archives: age of empires
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 | 20:27 BST
Tony Goodman, one of the co-creators of Ensemble Studios’ Age Of Empires, has launched a new mobile start up called PeopleFun, telling VentureBeat his firm plans to create “character driven games,” and start small. “We were so successful with our first idea that we never got around to some of our other ideas. We’d like to create character-driven games, like the Nintendo games that we grew up with,” he said. The Texas-based studio includes John Boog-Scoot and Angelo Laudon, also ex-Ensemble Studios staffers. The team will focus on titles for iOS and Android.
Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 17:04 GMT
Microsoft has released a preview video for its upcoming Celtic expansion to Age of Empires Online. With the content, players will be able to take on these “masters of metalworking and crafting” as they explore the northern realms and become acquainted with new units, such as the Woad Raiders, Druids, and Swordsmen. The expansion will also include new gear and rewards. It’s currently listed as “coming soon.” Check out the video and screens below. Thanks, EvilAvatar.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 03:20 GMT
Ensemble Studios founder Bruce Shelley has said Age of Empires III “just wasn’t an Age game”, and described the design process as “a huge mistake”.
Sat, Oct 16, 2010 | 17:47 BST
Tue, Feb 17, 2009 | 20:00 GMT
Robot Entertainment is developing extra content for Halo Wars, as well as providing community support for Age of Empires.
The news was confirmed via press release this morning after word broke over the weekend that ex-Ensemble co-founder Tony Goodman had formed the new company.
“The video game industry is in a state of upheaval,” explained Goodman. “Not just games, but the entire landscape. Everything is changing: where we buy games, how we buy games, how much we pay, how long we play, who we play them with.
“As a fast-moving independent team of game developers, industry leaders and market experts, Robot Entertainment is ideally positioned to play a transformative role in the industry’s future.”
The studio is currently at work on an original property, and employs 45 other ex-Ensemble staff members.
Press release below.
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 06:28 BST
Ensemble may be cranking out Halo Wars while the carvers put the finishing touches on its tombstone, but the developer’s most-beloved RTS franchise isn’t going anywhere.
“Microsoft continues to own Age of Empires,” Xbox boss Shane Kim told Edge.
“It is not losing Age of Empires itself. We’re still super excited for the potential for the franchise. The Windows gaming world continues to evolve, and we believe in the future of that property.”
He also reaffirmed Microsoft’s support for the PC platform with a hearty “absolutely” and a promise of more first-party titles to come.
Check out the link for the rest of Kim’s musings.