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How Minecraft helped revive Age of Wonders 3

How Minecraft helped revive Age of Wonders 3

Age of Wonders 3 came back to life after a long absence, and we might just have Minecraft to thank for it. Lead designer Lennert Sas says that Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson not only helped finance the game, but provided valuable feedback as well.

Read more: "Come to Sweden!" »

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Age of Wonders 3 level editor detailed

Age of Wonders 3 level editor detailed

Triumph Studios released Age of Wonders 3 earlier this week, but the studio is planning on giving players more than just the straightforward turn-based conquest experience. Age of Wonders III also launched with a highly-detailed level editor and the developer is sharing some details as to how it works.

Watch: The level editor in action »

"Enjoying this game immensely. Well worth checking out for fans of the series and 4X games in ..."
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Age of Wonders 3 delayed to 2014

Age of Wonders 3 delayed to 2014

Age of Wonders 3 has been moved to Q1 of 2014, a delay from its initial fall 2013 target. The announcement notes that development of the planned features is simply taking longer than expected, but in the meantime it will be organizing events and preparing its pre-order plans.

Read more: Time slated for 'additional polish' »

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Age of Wonders 3 preview: fights of fantasy

Age of Wonders 3 preview: fights of fantasy

The Age of Wonders series has been dormant for almost a decade. Developer Triumph Studios is bringing the franchise back with Age of Wonders 3, and we got a look at some of its updated gameplay.

The game's look is unmistakably Age of Wonders. As Triumph co-owner and lead designer Lennart Sas booted up a demo of the game for us, it was clear the studio was sticking to many of the basic principles that made the games popular years ago. While the game is wrapped in a new 3D engine with improved graphics and art, at its heart the game still thrives on it turn-based nature of exploration and conquest.

Read more: Six races, six classes and six specializations »

"Yep - I met a number of shack people out there - really great!"
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Age of Wonders III launches crusade in first gameplay trailer

Age of Wonders III launches crusade in first gameplay trailer

Following up on last month's announcement of Age of Wonders III, developer Triumph Studios has released the first gameplay trailer. The narrated walkthrough shows a good five minutes of turn-based strategy-RPG fun from a High Elf Theocrat's crusade to cleanse evil and smite unbelievers and whatnot.

Watch: Overworld action and hexy combat »

"Yeah, I noticed that on the second viewing. Makes me wonder if cleansing spell wore off or the ..."
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Age of Wonders 3 announced, aiming for this fall

Age of Wonders 3 announced, aiming for this fall

After a more than 10-year hiatus, the strategy RPG series Age of Wonders is getting set for a comeback with the appropriately named Age of Wonders 3. Dutch developer Triumph Studios, the original co-creator before it went on to make Overlord, is aiming for a release this fall on PCs, possibly with a simultaneous Mac release. A tablet version might follow later.

Watch: The announcement trailer »

"Oh now I get it. I always assumed Age of Wonders and Age of Mythology were the same game."
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