Domonique Calhoun has what it takes to become the first ultimate â€œRise of NationsÂ®: Rise of Legendsâ„¢â€ 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 competitionâ€™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 â€œRise of Nations: Rise of Legendsâ€ when the game launches in 2006.
Domoniqueâ€™s winning entry can be found at: http://www.bighugegames.com/riseoflegends/contest1.html. Details for the remaining three legs of the contest will be announced at a later date.
Developed by Big Huge Games, â€œRise of Nations: Rise of Legendsâ€ continues the innovative tradition established by the critically acclaimed and best-selling, â€œRise of Nations.â€ In addition to being able to lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles, â€œRise of Nations: Rise of Legendsâ€ introduces a host of new gameplay innovations that are unique to the RTS genre. Additionally, the popular Conquer the World (CTW) Campaign returns â€œwith 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 www.riseofnations.com or www.bighugegames.com
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 â€œCivilization IIÂ®,â€ â€œColonizationÂ®â€ and â€œAlpha CentauriÂ®,â€ 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 XboxÂ® video game system, the WindowsÂ® operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as Age of EmpiresÂ®, Flight Simulator and Zoo TycoonÂ®; Xbox (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as FableÂ® and franchises as HaloÂ®, Project Gotham RacingÂ® and MechAssaultÂ®; and MSNÂ® Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as â€œBejeweledâ€ and â€œHexicâ„¢.â€