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Empire of Sports

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Infront / F4

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'Empire of Sports' Doubles Up On Tennis - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2009 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

‘Empire of Sports’ is the world’s first massively multi-player online role-playing game platform (MMORPG) built entirely around sports. It is designed to allow millions of players around the world to simultaneously exist in a persistent online universe, where their avatars socially interact, train, compete and attend events in various sports disciplines to build a virtual sporting existence.

Building on the unprecedented rise of persistent gaming worlds, Empire of Sports opens up a completely new realm for gamers and online users: the exciting and thrilling world of sports. At the centre of the gamers’ attention is their virtual representation in the sports world, the avatar or player character. The player assumes the role of a single player character throughout the entire game, which will result in an up to now unimagined gaming experience, especially in team sports.

Available to play from the off are five sports, each of which will pit player versus player for the ultimate competition. Tennis, basketball, skiing, bobsleigh, track & field and some training games are all available immediately, with soccer – featuring 11 players on each team – launching shortly. In addition, players will be able to compete in in-game tournaments, customise their avatar and property with in-game items, travel to other sporting cities, meet virtual coaches, and even join virtual societies.

The new version of Empire of Sports introduces a brand new game mode: tennis doubles. Alongside another player –chosen by you if you previously created a group with him or her– you enter the court and face two opponents. New tactics, positions on the court, effort management… Doubles are a whole new adventure, both more challenging and rewarding. Expect exciting new sensations!

And that’s not all! Thanks to the involvement and active support of its community, Empire of Sports has made major steps forward included in the latest version:

  • A new club management system. In order to tighten bonds between players in the same club, members can unlock special features for their club, such as a dedicated club house, exclusive sporting abilities, a private training centre… They even can design their own coat of arms thanks to an emblem editor.
  • - Displaying of Titles and Achievements. This new tool is meant for players to show off by displaying their favourite distinction, and changing it whenever they feel like it. Tennis champion? Football Fan? Superstar? From now on, let everybody know that you are the best downhill skier or that you’ve made it to the top 50 in the overall ranking!
  • - New training modes for skiing and bobsleigh. With the “ghost” mode, players can record the runs they do, alone or against other players, so that they can replay them at will. In “time trial” mode, skiers race the clock to do the best downhill runs in the allotted time.
  • Tournament monitoring. It is now possible to keep an eye on the scores of all the current matches in real time, and even watch any ongoing tennis match –and therefore collect precious information on opponents’ favourite tactics.
  • - Players’ first steps. New players are now given a warmer and more dynamic welcome to allow them to get in the game better and quicker.

True to life, players must train their avatars in order to grow their skill sets and become the best in this world of sport. Players can also purchase in-game items which will facilitate strength and stamina and improve all-round performance.

The developers are keen to make further improvements in order to perfect the world’s first platform-dedicated sports MMO. The Prologue will mean gamers can now download Empire of Sports online free of charge and join over 150 nationalities already playing online and communicate their in-game experiences to help fine tune the gameplay and the business model during the final stages of development.

Features :

  • The first true multi-sport MMORPG
  • A journey that will take you from being an ambitious and talented rookie to the heights of sports stardom
  • Create your own individual character and develop its skills and capabilities in various sports
  • Participate in multi-player sports action in football, basketball, tennis, skiing, bobsleigh, athletics and gym games
  • Interact with thousands of other players in virtual city centers
  • Compete in matches and competitions for all levels and reach the top of your sports league

Among the high quality multiplayer sports games available at the launch of Empire of Sports will be Basketball, Tennis, Skiing, and a series of fitness and training games. Other major sports will be announced as the platform develops.

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