Posted by Alexastor on December 19th, 2014 @ 3:08 p.m.
The Napoleonic Era mod has already been voted to the top 100 mods of 2014 and now got the rare chance to be the first Age of Empires mod winning the prestigious Mod Of The Year Award on ModDB. It would then take a seat next to mod evergreens such as Counter-Strike, DayZ, Team-Fortress or CoH: Eastern Front in the Mod Hall of Fame. If you want them to win, you can vote for them here.
If you don't know Napoleonic Era yet, there's a new version for Windows & Mac in our download section.
We have autographed copies of the Age 3 and AOM, autographed art books, making of DVDs and even an original 43" x 27" Age of Empires poster by Craig Mullins.
Here are the categories for which you can nominate people for a prize. What better Christmas present than some autographed Age of Empires goodies?
Grand Prize - Best Overall Member
Most Helpful Member
Member with the best strategies
Best Age 3 video / recorded game
Best Age of Empires image. This can be a funny image, screenshot, photoshop or maybe a meme. Anything funny as long as its to do with Age. Just upload your image via the nomination link. Aloysius will be on hand to pick the winner!
There are lots of ways to win with each category above having a first and second prize tier. Find out more about the tiers and all the prizes. The Grand Prize goes to the person who wins "Best overall member". You can't nominate yourself, but you can nominate someone for more than one category.
PLUS! Those who take the time just to nominate someone are also in for a chance to win some exclusive autographed copies of Age of Empires 3 by the developers! We have 10 autographed Age 3 copies to give away to 10 lucky people who just take the time to nominate using the link below!
Please take the time to follow the link above and nominate members or upload links to your meme / Videos. Lets celebrate the great 8 years of Age Community. Lots of chances to win prizes in this great competition with prizes provided by Robot Entertainment. A huge thank-you to Robot!
Dave was a Lead Programmer and Director of Technology at Ensemble Studios, and was responsible for working on the AI and game engines for the Age of Empires series as well as Halo Wars and is now Co-Founder and CEO of BonusXP.
For those not familiar with Reddit and 'Ask Me Anything' it's pretty much what it says on the tin, you can take part and ask Dave Pottinger anything you want.
Feedback and bug reports can be submitted through the AoE3 ticketing system at http://agecommunity.com/support.aspx, be sure to select 'Connectivity' from the Issue Type dropdown for proper ticket handling.
Posted by Maffia on September 10th, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m.
Ex-Ensemble Studios developers over at BonusXP have recently announced their new game, an Age Of Empires inspired twist on the match-3 genre mobile game for Android and iOS.
At the heart of the game is the traditional match-3 gameplay seen in games like Candy Crush Saga where matching-3 gives you points and matching->3 grants added bonus, however on top of the basic gameplay a strategic resources management/base building element is added.
The central part of the strategic element is you Chieftain, he is an all-round general badass that must defeat the dinosaurs brought back to life by a mysterious meteorite and re-establish his tribes position at the top of the food chain.
The game play initially follows traditional match-3 game play, however matching-3 or more grants you resources of the type matched which can then be used to train a number of different tribe members from the fearsome Warrior to the wise Healer or build resource producing buildings to try and meet the levels objectives and defeat the enemies on the level.
Enjoy truly old-school Strategy. Inspired by Age of Empires, you will lead your tribe on a journey through prehistoric perils. Plan your strategy as you gather resources using familiar match-3 gameplay. Place units and buildings on the game board and use them to achieve victory! But choose wisely, because you'll be fighting to survive against the elements and prehistoric foes.
BONK AND SMASH! Unleash powerful special abilities. Send a Sabertooth flying with the Warrior Bonk. Stun a snarling T-Rex with your Slinger. Use your Hunter to lure a hungry dinosaur into an ambush.
Evolve your tribe. Advance through the campaign to unlock a bevy of new units and buildings, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Increase your power with persistent upgrades to your favorite units. Explore multiple paths to victory depending on the units and buildings that you choose to use.
Every Chieftain enjoys a friendly rivalry. See your friends' progress. Beat their scores. Challenge them to beat you!
Posted by Maffia on September 03rd, 2013 @ 09:19 a.m.
Unfortunately Age of Wiki remains down for the time being, our Tech Team understand this is a very useful resource (and the server logs show a lot of people trying to access it) and they are working hard to bring it back online after the server move last year.