Domonique Calhoun Is the First Ultimate Rise of Legends Fan
Domonique Calhoun has what it takes to become the first ultimate “Rise of Nations®: Rise of Legends™” fan. Microsoft Game Studios and Big Huge Games are pleased to announce that Domonique is the first winner in the Rise of the Ultimate Fan contest.
The competition’s first leg consisted of fans writing in to describe a series of in-game screenshots posted on the official website. Domonique beat out nine other finalists to take first place, landing her a visit to Big Huge Games later this year. The nine runners-up will receive a signed copy of “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends” when the game launches in 2006.

Domonique’s winning entry can be found at: Details for the remaining three legs of the contest will be announced at a later date.

Developed by Big Huge Games, “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends” continues the innovative tradition established by the critically acclaimed and best-selling, “Rise of Nations.” In addition to being able to lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles, “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends” introduces a host of new gameplay innovations that are unique to the RTS genre. Additionally, the popular Conquer the World (CTW) Campaign returns “with fresh concepts that make each strategic decision critical to eventual victory over a constantly adapting enemy. The new CTW Campaign immerses players in a land of magical armies and never before seen technologies in an epic battle to save the world against an ominous evil force. For more information, visit or

Big Huge Games was founded in February 2000 by four veteran game developers: Tim Train, David Inscore, Jason Coleman and Brian Reynolds. These founding partners, who together have brought strategy gamers such classic hits as “Civilization II®,” “Colonization®” and “Alpha Centauri®,” share a common vision that they believe will enable them to surpass even these outstanding achievements.

Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox® video game system, the Windows® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (, including such franchises as Age of Empires®, Flight Simulator and Zoo Tycoon®; Xbox (, including such games as Fable® and franchises as Halo®, Project Gotham Racing® and MechAssault®; and MSN® Games (, the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as “Bejeweled” and “Hexic™.”
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Game: Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (PC)