LINUXGAMES

Loki Porting Kohan

September 8th, 2000 by Crusader

Loki issued thispress releasetoday stating that they would be working with Timegate Studios to develop a Linux version of Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, a real-time strategy game:

Tustin, California — September 8, 2000 — Loki Software, Inc., theleading publisher of commercial games for the Linux operating system,today announces an agreement with Timegate Studios, a premier developerof entertainment software, to bring Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns to Linux.Kohan will be the first of the immensely-popular real-time strategygaming genre to be commercially available for Linux.

“This is a tremendous coup for Linux games,” said Scott Draeker,president of Loki Software. “The Linux version of this masterpiece willbe released near-simultaneously with the Windows version in Q1 2001.”

A real-time fantasy war game for up to 8 players, Kohan is visuallystunning and provides a rich gaming experience. Set in the mystical worldof Khaldun, players must use strategy, tactics, and resource managementto create a successful kingdom and to create and deploy their militaryforces. Special features of this upcoming title include the considerationof terrain, formation and company efficiency in combat and movement. Theregimental command structure allows players to focus on strategy andtactics without micro-management. A rich fantasy setting with a detailedbackground and many unique races, places and magic guarantee excellentreplay value. Players may also use a fully-functional editor with arandom map generator to customize new scenarios, campaigns, anddeathmatch maps.

“We are excited to work with Loki to provide the Linux version,” saidAdel Chaveleh, Director of Development at Timegate Studios. “Bypartnering with Loki during the development cycle, we’re ensuringcompatibility between the Linux and Windows versions and a simultaneousrelease.”

Additional information on Kohan can be found at TimeGate’s site.

2 Responses to “Loki Porting Kohan”

  1. Svartalf Says:

    The game looks cool. If it plays as good as it looks, we’re going to have a win on our side.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    What’s up with posting an AVI in MPEG4 format. LAME! XMPS has yet to play one for me even with the divx support compiled in.

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