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Akella's Games Convention 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on July 31, 2007 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT

Akella is showing off 13 key titles at the Leipzig Games convention, Disciples III, Jagged Alliance 3, Heavy Duty, Showdown: Scorpion, 2025: Battle for Fatherland, Numen, PT Boats, Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel, Inhabited Island: the Earthling, Empire Above All, Prisoner of Power, and more ...

Akella’s GC lineup can be found below:

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea

Genre: Naval action simulator
Release date: Q4 2007
Take command of a boat and control each member of the crew. Shoot down aircrafts using machineguns, torpedo hostile destroyers and supply ships. Plan your attacks in tactical mode, then switch to action mode and lead your fleet to the victory. In fact, you can do whatever it takes to accomplish your mission. While advancing in rank you’ll get more boats and warships under your command. Fight versus real opponents in multiplayer game. The game takes advantage of dx9 and dx10.

Disciples III: Renaissance

Genre: Strategy
Release date: Q2 2008
Advances in gameplay and addition of new elements to the original ominous style of the Disciples world make the game even more vivid and interesting. The third part of this well-known sequel will enable a player to experience increased fluidity in multiplayer and less downtime in single-player.

Jagged Alliance 3

Genre: Tactical strategy with RPG elements
Release date: Q3 2008
After the main character’s success in the first two games, again, he is involved into the worldwide league of mercenaries. A player will experience more than a dozen non-linear missions that take place day and night no matter what weather conditions are. A realistic system of character and building damage makes the picture “flow” into one’s veins filling the heart with authentic horror and drive.

Heavy Duty

Genre: Strategy with action elements
Release date: Q4 2007
The planet where Heavy Duty is fulfilled is a unique, self-sufficient and realistic world. A player will be able to see mountain ranges, ice caps, feel storms in the atmosphere and…change the landscape influencing the environment by actions just like any person can do on the Earth. Any part of the planet becomes a war zone as monstrous aliens try to invade it – hot battles, ready-to-die characters and robot fights will leave this planet a real hell littered with their remains.

Empire Above All

Genre: action RTS
Release date: Q4 2007
To gain victory in Empire Above All, you’ll need to make lightning-fast decisions, command your soldiers, plan assaults to capture territory, and organize defenses to hold it. In the distant future, mankind has reached for the stars. A totalitarian government directs the exploration of space and the colonization of new worlds, while the empire’s armies suppress rebellions. Humanity is preparing to war against alien races... not knowing that it is itself alien in the universe.

Showdown: Scorpion

Genre: FPS
Release date: Q1 2008
After several major economical and political crises the world as we know it ceased to exist. The world is ruled by numerous gangs and terrorist organizations that are in control of dangerous biological weapons of alien origin. One of the best special agents, codename Scorpion, was assigned to penetrate within the veil of the enemy’s stronghold and investigate the case, exterminate the bio-weapon, and remain alive.

Prisoner of Power

Genre: FPS
Release date: Q3 2007
Elements of adventure and stealth were brought together in the creation of this first-person shooter, which is based on the popular sci-fi novel “Inhabited Island” by the Strugatsky brothers. It tells the story of a misfortunate who has been condemned to work on an alien planet for the rest of his life. But he defies this destiny and fights those who imprisoned him.

2025: Battle for Fatherland

Genre: Action
Release date: Q3 2007
Hostile invaders that are not so easy to fight with, fatherland suffering from pain and blood, the main character who turns out to be the last person in the world capable of managing this awful situation…what a compelling plot to take your breath away! A player can experience realistic robot movements, use diverse weapons and tactics, control an unforgettable character – a real trooper and fight for the native land.

Numen

Genre: RPG
Release date: Q2 2008
A beautiful world of Greek myths and legends, romantic ancient times…and fierce battles with monstrosities, bloody sacrifices and rituals make this game an epic adventure interesting to everybody. A player can choose 9 gods to worship and, depending on the god chosen, a character to lead to victory and prevalence over others.

A Stroke of Fate

Genre: Adventure
Release date: Q4 2007
This interactive detective story is framed in authentic surroundings of the fascist Germany in the 1940s. A gamer has a unique opportunity – to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler’s preterm death.

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel

Genre: Adventure
Release date: Q3 2007
Urgently called, a police inspector arrives at a hotel, but can’t find any crime. However, he feels some weird things occurring there. He decides to leave, but a snow avalanche makes it impossible for him to escape. Soon, the inspector has found a body of a dead lodger. Now everyone who lives in the hotel is under suspicion. The attractive and intricate investigation results in some unexpected mysterious final.

Inhabited Island: Earthling

Genre: Adventure
Release date: Q4 2007
In the golden age of humanity, the pilots of the Free Search Group journey widely around the universe. The main character, Max Kammerer, has crash-landed on the planet Sarraksh. Minutes later, his starship destroyed, our hero has become a prisoner on an alien world.

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Sober

Genre: Adventure
Release date: Q4 2007
This game will be very enjoyable for gamers who like “Western” films (e.g. ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’) or adventure games (e.g. ‘Three Skulls of the Toltecs’, ‘Another World’). The main character is a farmer called Jack, a former accurate shooter. One day an injured Indian, being chased by Black Bill’s bandits, comes to his ranch. Jack manages to save his life, but in return gets his farm burned down by the bandits.

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