News - May 2002

May 22, 2002 - New screenshots!

Posted by Pecunia

Gamespot posted 10 (!) new screenshots on their site!

Some nice city shots again, a first glance at the world map and 2 battle scenes with what seems like a hero in one of them.

Check the screenshots page here or go directly to the Gamespot site for the shots

Thanks Psyche for letting me know!

May 18, 2002 - All beta testers have been notified

Posted by Pecunia

Fire Monkey posted this little message on the Sierra forums a few days ago:

I could be wrong, but I believe that all beta tester have, by now, been notified. My condolences to any not chosen.

Good luck the next month(s) to all who became beta testers :)

And NeoFelis made me 2 animated gifs of the housing levels, you can check them out here

May 12, 2002 - Beta signup closes tomorrow

Posted by Pecunia

Time to hurry to get your application in if you want to beta test Emperor. The signup closes tomorrow early morning (US time).
Quote from Gobi Bear:

We are going to leave the application form up over the weekend. However, when we get in to the office on Monday, we will take the form offline and begin selecting our testing team.

So if you've been procrastinating, time to fill out that application!

May 3, 2002 - Beta signup open and new screenshots and..

Posted by Pecunia

Finally we know what BreakAway Chuck meant with "something pretty darn exciting": Beta test and new screenshots!

Check the 5 new screenshots here and sign up for the beta test here :))

On the BreakAway Games site you can also download a bit of music from the game, sounds very good!

3rd point: BreakAway also posted an article on the various housing levels and their needs on their page, check them here! A feng shui and aesthetics article is planned for next week.

Update: official press release

Thanks Isetemkheb for informing me about the beta and screenshots :)