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Time of Defiance, an online-only massively multiplayer RTS game set across the huge landscape of the shattered world of Nespanona, in which you must fight for conquest of the islands and mine their mineral wealth to expand your empire, has shiipped to North American retail stores, Strategy First announced. Developed by Nicely Crafted Entertainment, Time of Defiance features a 3D environment with a playing area over 4000 square kilometers of real distance, 3 distinct races: The Cog Dominion, Shadoo Alliance and Nespan Collective, thousands of islands to colonize and more. For details, check full article and read our reviews (here and here).
TIME OF DEFIANCE SHIPS Command your armies to command respect Montreal, Quebec. Thursday,October 7th, 2004. Publisher Strategy First and developer Nicely Crafted are proud to announce that Time of Defiance, an online real-time massively multiplayer strategy game, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Time of Defiance (TOD) is being hailed as having the power to leave players breathless and always wanting more. "Time of Defiance is a unique MMO experience", said Toby Simpson, Managing Director of Nicely Crafted. “It is the only title of its kind. By focusing squarely on gameplay, ToD offers many approaches of playing the game.” For those players who are intrigued and those who are breathless and wanting more, Nicely Crafted has also announced that exciting new special effects, resource stock markets and other features will be released over the next few months. About Time of Defiance ToD is set on the northern continent of Nespanona. After the core of Nespanona collapsed to a very dense ball, the crust shattered into thousands of pieces. These suspended pieces are the islands you, as Cog leader, must guide your tribe to conquer. ToD gives you the opportunity to expand your empire by fighting hundreds of players for control of inhabited islands. Once conquered, you must exploit the island resources and build the necessary warships and weapons in order to continue you empire’s expansion. You must use a combination of fighting and relationship building strategy in order to take over and defend as much of Nespanona as possible. In this game, rivaling empires remember the deals you did not deliver on and the promises you broke making treachery, propaganda and trade just as important as your fighting strategy. FEATURES Each player opponent is human, unpredictable and dangerous requiring all of your military, tactical and diplomatic skills 3D environment with a playing area over 4000 square kilometers of real distance. Game play that can last up to 4 weeks Active community of experienced players 3 Distinct Races: The Cog Dominion, Shadoo Alliance and Nespan Collective. Thousands of islands to colonize A variety of spaces ships used to explore, scout and conquer A variety of environmental states including magnetic storms, asteroid strikes and quantum disturbances Various player levels: Beginner, intermediate, advanced, skirmish and blitz server. Evolving game play with new features, space ships and enhancements added regularly ToD will be available at all major retailers for $39.99 and is rated TEEN by ESRB for Fantasy Violence. For more information on this game, please visit www.timeofdefiance.net About Nicely Crafted Entertainment Nicely Crafted Entertainment Ltd (NiCE) was formed in 2001 in Cambridge, England to design and develop Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games, providing the player with an experience that will ultimately rival reality. NiCE is incorporated in the UK with development and research facilities in Cambridge, England. NiCE develops technology designed to ultimately allow for hundreds of thousands of players in a persistent world and designs games that leverage that technology to provide an engaging and absorbing real-time entertainment experience over the Internet. www.nicelycrafted.com About Strategy First Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II, and Nexagon: Deathmatch. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com