VELOCITY LAUNCHES STRIFE AT E3San Francisco, CA -- Velocity Inc., the pioneer of the industry's first commercially successful multi-player networked game, today announced the release of its latest title Strife. Strife is an interactive, multi-player, action adventure game that combines fast-action, first-person 3-D combat and the mythic intrigue of the best role-playing games. Strife thrusts players into a world of high stakes virtual combat while challenging them to successfully navigate through 30 levels of a tyrannical ruled city-state which covers over 200 'virtual miles'. Written using the enhanced id 3-D engine, Strife takes DOOM-like gaming to a higher dimension.
Unique Game Combines Role Playing Adventure with Doom Style Action
Strife constitutes a whole new type of 3-D combat game. It has expanded on the tradition of DOOM in a number of ways. Both by intensifying the fighting action with new weapons such as the Flame Thrower and by providing an enthralling interactive story and plot line complete with dramatic voice-overs. Strife sets the standard for what the next generation of PC games will look and play like.
Set in a world inspired by both ancient medieval and technical influences, Strife challenges players to an epic adventure in which they encounter a host of life threatening enemies, obstacles and mysteries. Players must defeat the Order, a quasi-religious dictatorship that keeps the world of Strife mired in eternal warfare. The challenges take place throughout a virtual world of 200 square miles and 30 different levels of play, all of which represent varying states of technological development. Players interact with members of the underground rebellion, the Front, who hold the keys to success. The allies are imperative to attaining information, conducting secret missions and furthering the cause against the tyranny of the Order.
New Weapons Systems
As players fight their way through the fanatical ranks of the Order, they encounter some of the most hideous and powerful adversaries imaginable. Fortunately, players will find a virtual arsenal of innovative and powerful weapons to combat the massive firepower of the Order. Weapons include the blistering Flame-Thrower, highly explosive Grenade Launcher, the silent but deadly Crossbow that shoots poisonous and electric arrows, the rapid fire Micro-Missile Launcher and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction: The "Sigil."
Strife contains a number of unique features not found in other action adventure games, including:
- Non-Linear Plot Lines. Players experience different adventures and endings
as they exercise the wide variety of choices that are available throughout the
- Complete Dialogue Interface. Players can interact with every character
in Strife in order to unravel the story's insidious plot, complete with
well directed voice overs by talented actors.
- Amazing Graphics. From medieval architecture to alien high technology,
players of Strife will find graphics with a degree of depth and complexity
unrivaled by other combat games.
- Eight-Player Gaming. Strife offers improved multi-player real time
gaming with up to eight opponents over a network and a two-player option that
works with a modem or null serial cable.
- Fully Interactive Environment. Players can trade gold for goods from
characters like the Weaponsmith, explore vast cities and experience deadly confrontations
with a dark cult of machines. As players complete special missions, skills such as
weapon accuracy and stamina will improve.
- Extended Game Time. Players are challenged with more than 100 hours of
non-repetitive game play ensuring long-term, intriguing play.
In addition, Strife has integrated a vastly improved 3-D engine that dramatically enhances the gaming experience. "The super-fast id engine has been enhanced to provide features that feel like alpha blending, crating see-through stained glass and smooth fades between levels," said Gregory Slayton, acting president and CEO of Velocity. "This, along with intelligent interaction with a variety of game agents, provides players with a multi-player virtual world they will want to explore over and over again."
Strife runs on a 486 or higher processor and requires 8Mb of RAM, a 256-color VGA monitor, a CD-ROM drive and supports most major sound cards (16-bit Soundblaster compatible or higher recommended). Strife requires 80Mb of free hard drive space and MS-DOS 5.0 or higher. Strife is available now at an estimated street price of $49.95. Demo versions of Strife can be downloaded from Velocity's world wide web site at www.velocitygames.com.
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Strife is the product of a partnership between some of the PC gaming industry's hottest companies. Strife was co-developed by Velocity and Rogue Entertainment and utilizes the Id 3-D engine as the basis for its graphical interface. Chairman and founder of Velocity, Inc. Moses Ma remarked, "We are absolutely thrilled to work with id Software. They're terrific to work with and we look forward to additional collaborations in the future." Velocity is a leading developer and publisher of fast-action multi-player network games. The game play in Strife reflects the various strengths of each firm's contribution.
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Back side of the European (CDROM) box release
TRUST NO ONE. (caption from front cover) -Immerse yourself in this all-consuming epic quest that for the first time combines riveting role-playing adventure with the spectacular Doom 3D engine! -An evil presence has implanted itself in the fabric of our world. Play the role of spy, assassin, warrior and thief as you are lured into the darkest and most perilous adventure of your life. You´ll have Blackbird on your side - a seductive underground agent that will provide you with clues as you encounter progressively more sinister foes. Be strong, and trust no one.
Added by Roger Wilco (1114) on Sep 24, 2002
Your faith in The Order has eroded. All that remains now is hatred and mistrust. You are one of the new breed. Willing to fight for change against The Order and it's oppression. But...there are others. The rebellion is underway. Join them as they attempt to throw off the evil yoke of the Order and free this world from its stranglehold.
It's up to you and the few like you. Go forth and bring the tyranny to an end!
Added by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2157) on Mar 05, 2000