Dragonshard

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Liquid Entertainment
Release Date: Sept. 20, 2005

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

Advertising





'Dragonshard' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 7, 2005 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT

Lead your warriors underground, to thrilling RPG-style dungeon campaigns that affect the myriad maneuvers above. Control armies of haunting power from another time, another plane, another bloodline, in this innovative fantasy experience from the legendary worlds of Dungeon & Dragons.

Dragonshard is a real-time strategy game based on the exciting new Dungeons & Dragons universe, Eberron, a cinematic and war-torn world of action, adventure and intrigue where fantasy meets magical technology. Developed by Liquid Entertainment, Dragonshard incorporates classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artefact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

The Dragonshard takes place at time when the world of Eberron is in chaos. Three forces are vying for control of a massive dragonshard, known as the Heart of Siberys. The ancient artefact has come to rest in a mystical part of Eberron known as Xen'drik; once home to ancient and powerful civilizations; it is now a place of mystery and monsters. Shielded by a circle of high mountains and blanketed by never-ending tempests and blizzards, this region has been shunned for millennia.

Each of the three warring factions in Dragonshard has its own role to play in the overall story of the game. One force is looking to free the power within the ancient shard and use it to further its own self-righteous cause – it is The Order of the Silver Flame. A second faction has been expelled from its ancestral homes and has come seeking a dark tool for revenge – these are the Umbragen. The third force in Dragonshard remains veiled and mysterious, its intentions unknown.

GAME FEATURES:

  • Dragonshard is the first game ever set in the highly-anticipated D&D world of Eberron and the first modern real-time strategy game based on the D&D universe;
  • Dual Layer Play allows gamers to seamlessly participate in two distinct styles of gameplay – the above ground where massive battles reign supreme and the underground where parties crawl through dungeons in search of treasure and more;
  • Fully-realized RPG advancement system for units based on the popular D&D rule set. Teach your rogues to spot traps in the underground or your clerics to heal your armies in the above ground;
  • Classic D&D monsters straight out of the Monster Manual, including dragons, beholders, bugbears, trolls, zombies and more;
  • Story developed by the creator of Eberron, Keith Baker;
  • Robust single-player campaign and extensive multiplayer experience.

Related articles, Click here!


More articles about Dragonshard
blog comments powered by Disqus