The official TimeGate Studios site updated with links to eightGerman-language previews of their real-time strategy gameKohan: Immortal Sovereigns, which are based ona presentation (‘Kohan Work in Progress Day’) held by the publisher, Sunflowers.
Moreover, the Cobalt newshound linked aninterview with Adel Chaveleh about the fantasy RTS atThe Wargamer. An estimated release date of spring 2001 is mentioned; the Linux versionis being developed simultaneously by Loki.
The clip is 18MB and 1:16 long, and offers a glimpse at the in-gamecombat, CGI footage of some of the combat units, and the stunning in-gameartwork.
The trailer is available for download at:
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.