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Strategy First one-on-one with players at Gen Con 2001

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2001 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT

Strategy First Inc., a leading PC game developer and publisher announced today that it will be attending the Gen Con Game Fair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 2-5th, 2001.
We are looking forward to being able to talk to the players one on one, " says Steve Milburn, Marketing Manager. "Gen Con gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase our games directly to the consumer and to get their feedback instantly!"

Strategy First will be showcasing three of its upcoming titles, including O.R.B, Disciples II: Dark Prophecy and the follow up title to Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns - Kohan: Ahriman's Gift.

*Other titles that may make an appearance will be Patrician II and Rails Across America.

About The Games

O.R.B.

Players control the forces of either the Malus or the Alyssians in a battle for supremacy in the Aldus solar system. Extracting resources from the asteroid belt that revolves around the two planets allows players to expand their fleet ­ but only if they can get their transports back to their spaceport. Researching new technologies allows them to upgrade the capabilities of their existing ships and build new models as well. They may capture enemy ships and steal technology to open up new research branches. There are also some surprise technologies that may be discovered throughout the asteroid belt.

Disciples II

Dark Prophecy - Players must brace themselves with renewed faith and newfound conviction as they take up their swords for the sake of their people and the glory of their Gods. Over 200 engaging characters will come to life in an epic battle of sword & sorcery. With enhanced gameplay mechanics, improved AI, and an upgraded battle system, Disciples II promises to provide players with the answer to the question…who among them will survive?

Kohan: Ahriman's Gift

The highly anticipated follow up to Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, engulfs players into the story of the Kohan while providing countless hours of multiplay enjoyment and 30-40 hours of engaging single player campaigns. Now players will have the opportunity to lead the evil Ceyah faction through a campaign, enjoy two additional campaigns that delve into the history and mythos of the Kohan, and play expanded multiplayer games with friends and foes alike. Ahriman's Gift will offer players additional features such as powerful heroes, eye-popping spells, mystical technologies, formidable units, and much more. Furthermore, players will be able to take advantage of new editor features that will allow them to create stunning maps of dazzling terrains and far-reaching campaigns.

About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of entertainment software. Established in 1991 and headquartered in historic “Old Montreal”, Strategy First has become one of the largest publishers of PC CD-ROM games in Canada. After acquiring Micomeq, a game developer located in St. Jérôme, QC., and retaining talent from Midnight Software, an award-winning development team from Ottawa, ON., Strategy First is poised to become a major force in the gaming industry. Best known for its Man of War series and Disciples: Sacred Lands, the company has also earned critical acclaim for its work on such titles as Steel Panthers I and II and Age of Rifles for Strategic Simulations Inc. Strategy First has worked with other leading companies in the software and entertainment industry; most notably, A&E Network, Lucas Arts, Cinar Films, Empire Interactive, and Strategic Simulations Inc.

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