TimeGate Studios has posted a newKohan: Immortal Sovereignsdevelopment diary entryfor the month of March at Gamespy. Onething of note is Ian Klimon’s revelation that Kohan isonly “days” away from going gold (for Win32, although presumablyLoki’s Linux code basewill get the final stamp of approval shortly thereafter). The rest of the diaryconcerns strategies players can use throughout the fantasy RTS.
The official Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns site updatedthis week to link a brief interviewwith the dev team which was conducted by Gameznet (who alsopreviewed the game recently); the questionsmainly concern what makes Kohan unique among its peers in the RTS genre. Kohan is being ported to Linux by Loki.
Andrew Henderson sent in an e-mail regarding his resignation from Loki Software:
Today (Friday) is my last day at Loki. I left things in good hands,though. My current project here at Loki, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns,has been handed off to Stephane Peter. Stephane will be the new projectlead on Kohan, and I’m sure he’ll do a great job.
It’s a pretty good bet that my lokigames.com e-mail is going to vanishpretty soon, so anyone who needs to contact me can reach me at my LinuxGames e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) from here on out. I want tostay accessible to the Linux gaming community, so the LinuxGames e-mailaddress is probably going to become my new ‘Linux project’ e-mailaccount. :>
For the curious, I’ll still be working with Linux in my new job positionas an embedded systems engineer here in Irvine, California. My Linuxwork has just transitioned from being the software on your desktop intobeing the software running your toaster. Who would have guessed?
I’ve enjoyed my time with Loki, but it’s time for me to move on. So, toall the people who have supported Loki over the past few years, visitedwith us in the #loki IRC channel, and met us personally at trade showsand events… thank you! It won’t be the same without you!
Thanks for your previous work Andrew, and good luck in the future!
Gamespy’s John Keefer wrote in to let us know thatTimeGate Studios’ Steve Hemmesch hascomposed a newDeveloper’s Diary entry forthe month of February. This edition includes a project update and elaboration on various gameplay elementsfor the real-time strategy game Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, beingported to Linux by Loki.
- GA-Strategy has posted twelve standard screenshots, one panoramic shot(3500×2000 res) and three concept art images from the fantasy-themed real-time strategy game Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns.
- PC Gameworld.com has their ownpreview of Kohan, which describes itsunique nuances of gameplay. Eleven screenshots are also included.
Loki’s Andrew Henderson let us know that the officialKohan: Immortal Sovereigns site has launched; the pressrelease describing the site’s content can be foundhere. Kohan is alsofeatured on the cover of this month’s Linux Journal (whichalso has articles describing OpenAL andSDL); TimeGate Studiosis co-developing the fantasy RTS with Loki for a simultaneous release on Linux (Loki’s Kohanpage is located at http://www.lokigames.com/products/kohan/).