If you ever wanted to relive the days of ancient Rome and lead a group of people into battle, or be a civilian, Breakout Studio’s MMORPG Life of Rome might bring just what you’re looking for. The game is said to let players rule over other players, cities, food and other entities through politics and other actions. Slated to hit PC in 2016, Life of Rome is set to come out sometime this year for Steam Early Access.
I do have to say that the indie devs did a nice job on the environment and the lighting in certain areas. Although the game doesn’t have a stable release date yet, and just hit Steam’s “Coming Soon” section, Breakout Studio did manage to capture a nice essence of ancient Rome.
Speaking of the game and its graphics, the devs also released some videos showing real time lighting and weather effects. There are some other videos but the two below show more of the game’s cities and grass lands, and how the physics affect them. Before showing the videos, you can read the game’s description:
“Life of Rome is a third and first-person MMORPG set in the world of 320AD Rome. Choose to be Roman allegiance or Rebels; designed to emphasise roleplay and community using family systems and player-driven politics.”
As noted in the description, the game will focus on players and their series of actions affecting others. Everything is noted to be purely optional, and must be generated by one player and carried out by another (or the same player) to create missions, quests and objectives.
The project on paper sounds cool, I just wonder if the devs have the talent and time to execute everything described above properly so that it won’t arrive glitchy, broken or nowhere near what they intended?
At the moment there’s no actual fighting or real gameplay since the game is in its alpha stage. Instead we get to see other effects in-game showing the Sky System and Dynamic Weather, thanks to Rome of Life‘s official channel.
The game is set to come out sometime this year, and recently received an update letting folks know that its official site is now live. For more information on this game, you can check out lifeofrome.com.