A Game of Strategy
In Hegemonia: Legions of Iron you will explore and conquer the galaxy at the head of your fleet, plan colonisations, terraform planets, manage your resources and decide on the appropriate technological research to lead mankind where you want it to go. Diplomacy combined with a top-notch spy network will enable you to survive in a stellar system which is much more dangerous than it would at first appear. Who says that space is empty? Black Holes, asteroid fields, nebulas, cosmic clouds and wormholes, and alien races make each fleet sortie a perilous affair…
A Tactical Game
You will also have to keep an eye on every officer in your fleet. Much more than simple units, each has a history and life of his own…. As time goes by they will be promoted in the ranks, gain experience and become more and more valuable to you… You become master of their destiny, which also means deciding whether to grant them a certain freedom or not, and take fortune into their own hands… In the middle of a battle involving hundreds of spaceships in an unknown solar system you cannot be everywhere at once; you therefore have to put your trust in your men and pray that your confidence is justified…
Cutting Edge Technology
Equipped with second and third generation graphics cards, the game engine draws fully on the latest technologies: The real-time full-3D engine took one-and-a-half years to develop. With a display capacity of 100,000 polygons, the engine also boasts and excellent framerate thanks to the LOD (Level of Detail) system. This system optimizes display, with impressive zoom effects enabling the player to analyse all the vessels and planets right down to the finest detail. The special fx are quite simply breathtaking, from every angle, in all configurations, with dynamic lighting, lifelike shadows and reflections. All damage is precisely located, making the game incredibly realistic and affording it unbelievable graphic beauty.
Even more reminiscent of a Hollywood Blockbuster than the film in IG2, the twenty minutes of cinematic in Hegemonia – Legions of Iron are quite stunning. The film accompanies not only the single and classic multi-player modes, but also the other multiplayer modes (8 or 16 players) ranging from the deathmatch, skirmish to the co-operative mode, with fully customizable units.
Great care has been taken with the AI, such an essential element in a strategy game. The hundreds of units can not only maintain their flight formations – a great bonus for the gameplay – but they also react intelligently to all game situations according to their characteristics and those of their crews.
Digital Reality is a Hungarian company, based in Budapest. It has produced two of the most influential games in the space strategy field over the past two years – Imperium Galactica I and II.
Digital Reality has now combined this experience with the latest technology to produce an intelligent space strategy game, where astounding graphics area blended with cutting-edge 3D real-time displays.
Genre: tactics / strategy game
Release date: November 2002
Number of Players: 1 - 16
Audience: All audiences
Developer: Digital Reality