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History Egypt: Engineering an Empire

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PSP
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Koch Media
Developer: Slitherine
Release Date: Early 2010

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by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2010 @ 6:06 a.m. PST

History Egypt: Engineering an Empire allows players to build their own empire from the foundation to the height of its power. Acting as the leader of a territory from the Egyptian Empire, players manage all aspects of its rise, from economic growth to political power, the development of armies, and expansion into other regions by methods such as war and diplomacy.

History Egypt: Engineering an Empire allows players to build their own empire from the foundation to the height of its power. Acting as the leader of a territory from the Egyptian Empire, players manage all aspects of its rise, from economic growth to political power, the development of armies, and expansion into other regions by methods such as war and diplomacy.

To provide the historical backdrop for gameplay, the game incorporates footage from the “Engineering an Empire” television series. Each episode of the program looks at the history and culture of a great civilization through the prism of its engineering accomplishments.

Empires are controlled using three main views:

  • Campaign Map: shows the entire game world, including mountains, forests, coastlines, oceans, rivers, cites, and armies.
  • City Map: gives players an overview of the structure and role of a town within the empire, and provides a basis for economic decisions.
  • Battle Map: to be used when diplomacy has run its course or when a city is being attacked, resulting in turn-based combat.

All nations, cities, armies, and events were carefully researched to ensure historical accuracy. The game is accessible for new users, while offering deeper gameplay for expert players.


5 lucky gamers who pre-order History Egypt: Engineering an Empire a bonus prize! We have exclusive DVD box-sets with the Complete Series of the successful TV program Engineering an Empire for each of the lucky winners.

The Engineering an Empire TV series circles the globe to re-examine history's most magnificent civilizations by surveying the architectural and engineering triumphs they left behind. Beginning more than five-thousand years ago with the construction feats of the ancient Egyptians, the 14 documentaries in this series revive the spectacular glory of the past, from the great temples of Greece to the majestic and mysterious Tenochtitlan. Cutting-edge CGI graphics and stunning location footage reanimate the ancient streets of such cities as Carthage and Rome, while expert interviews trace the rise and technological achievements of each empire that paved the way for their gravity-defying masterpieces.

Hosted by Peter Weller, Engineering an Empire unites each riveting moment of this critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series to reveal the innovation and infrastructure behind the world's most dazzling empires.

The complete series contains: Rome, Egypt, Greece, Greece: Age of Alexander, The Aztecs, Carthage, China, Russia, Napoleon: Steel Monster, The Byzantines, Da Vinci's World, Britain: Blood and Steel, The Persians, The Maya: Death Empire.


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