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Republic: The Revolution

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MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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2.9
Windows
68
3.5

Advertising Blurbs

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    'We knew at first glance that republic was going to be a standout, but the more we see of its incredible strategic depth, the higher it moves up our must-play list.'

    'The game could very well be- dare we say it?- revolutionary.' - US PC Gamer

    Edge's most wanted: Republic: The Revolution - Edge Magazine

    'It's already promising to be to be a gaming milestone and stunning paradigm shift in games technology.' - PC Zone

    'Nobody has ever tried anything on this scale before, and if Elixir pull it off it will be a genuine masterpiece to sit alongside Civilization and Doom."

    'Arguably the most ambitious game currently in development. If Elixir can realise half of its goals Republic will be a genuine masterpiece." - PC Gameplay

    'The detail is extraordinary..' - PC Gamer

    'As famous as Molyneux? Not just yet, but the gaming world will soon whisper Demis Hassabis' name in the same reverential tones reserved for his previous employer's name. That day isn't far away, because Republic: The Revolution isn't far away: one of the most ambitious and technically impressive games we've ever seen. Granted we've got 14 months to wait, but the 3D engine behind Republic: The Revolution is already so fearsomely ahead of the competition that it's difficult to imagine it dating in a decade, let alone in a meagre 400 days.' - PC Gamer

    'For anyone with an interest in something fairly fresh in the world of strategy should not hesitate to pick up a copy of this fascinating slice of fictional European life. 80%" - Hyper

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 21, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Windows:
    DESCRIPTION:
    Power is everything! Republic: The Revolution is the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed PC strategy simulation game from Elixir Studios. Designed by Demis Hassabis, Republic: The Revolution delivers a totally unique and compelling experience powered by one of the most advanced graphics engines ever. The game is due for release in summer 2003.

    Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, dozens of autonomous states have sprung up from the crumbling remnants. One small Republic, Novistrana, has become a hive of brutality and corruption. A ruthless dictator, Vassily Karasov, rules the country with an iron fist and a control based on fear and oppression. With a personal vendetta against him and seeds of discontent spreading throughout the nation, now is the moment to seize power and liberate the masses. Time to start a revolution…

    Starting with a single loyal supporter you must create a powerful nationwide faction strong enough to oust the President. Using a combination of influence, wealth and force you must attempt to gain the allegiance of prominent public figures including members of the secret police, councillors, celebrities, priests, and criminals. Hundreds of diverse actions enable you to order and manipulate the masses from rallies and riots to constructing crime syndicates, holding charity galas, organising secret police ‘hits’ or broadcasting news propaganda.

    Revolutionary AI techniques create living and breathing individual citizens to inhabit the cities of Novistrana. Each person will have detailed daily routines and their own set of beliefs and loyalties that govern their behaviour, producing consistent and realistic reactions to situations that arise in the game.

    Republic: The Revolution is powered by an extremely advanced proprietary graphics engine - ‘Totality’. Capable of rendering an unlimited number of polygons in real time the engine allows millions of polygons to be used to model each building or character. The ‘Totality’ engine is capable of smoothly zooming from rooftop images of a city to focus on minute details on the buildings, people and vehicles in the game. This allows for gameplay to be stunningly realised with a cinematic quality and feel, as the hand-scripted camera captures the key moments of every action.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    Processor: Pentium III 800 Mhz (or Athlon XP equivalent), OS: Windows 98SE/ 2000/ XP, RAM: 512MB RAM, Hard Drive: 1GB of Hard Drive Space, Graphics Card: 32MB TnL enabled Grapchics card, (nVidia GeForce Chipset, ATi Radeon 7xxx/ 8xxx/ 9xxx Chipset), Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 complient sound card, CD- ROM Drive

    RECOMMENDED SPEC:
    Processor: Pentium IV 2.0 Ghz (or Athlon XP equivalent) or greater, RAM: 512MB RAM, Graphics Card: 128 MB GeForce 4ti / ATi Radeon 9700

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Richest simulation environment ever seen in a game. Revolutionary AI techniques will allow one million living and breathing individual citizens to inhabit the towns and cities in Novistrana.
  • Each person will have detailed daily routines that range from going to work, to collecting their kids from school, to doing their shopping and to voting in elections. Each individual will also have their own set of beliefs, emotions, skills and loyalties that govern their behaviour, producing consistent and realistic reactions to situations that arise in the game.
  • Thousands of factions, organisations and parties to subvert and control, each with their own goals and powers. Thousands of factors dictate how these groups will react to a player's actions. As a result, every game will be a different and exciting experience.
  • Extremely efficient and realistic citizen navigation utilizing an innovative hierarchical path-finding algorithm. Use of potential field technology allows for flexible crowd formation and flocking behaviour. Towns feature advanced transport routines that accurately model inner city traffic and metro systems.
  • State of the art AI-controlled music system changes the mood of the music smoothly depending on how you are playing, the persona of your in-game character and the action you are currently viewing.
  • Cutting edge behavioural cloning techniques will be employed to produce intelligent computer players with personalities. They will provide the sternest of challenges to even the best strategy gamers, learning and adapting to the way you play.
  • The most advanced graphics engine ever seen, "Totality", capable of rendering scenes of unlimited complexity in real time every frame. In other words, there is no upper bound on the number of polygons and objects that can be used in a scene, thus allowing for buildings or characters to be made out of millions of polys if so required.
  • Zoom smoothly from a satellite-like image of Novistrana (2000km square) to focus on minute detail anywhere in the world (for example the threads on screws). In addition, the game will feature special effects that surpass the current state-of-the-art in development, including unlimited real time light sources, self-shadowing, and physically-based material models.
  • All the above allows for the actions to be realised stunningly with a cinematic quality and feel, the camera moves having been hand-scripted to vividly capture the key moments of every action.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 21, 2004.

Inside Flaps (Canada/U.S.):
    "To test a man's character, give him power."
    - Abraham Lincoln

    Hundreds of ways to influence the general populace including:

    • Organize rallies and riots to generate rabid supporters
    • "Persuade" key public figures to do your bidding
    • Harness the power of propaganda
    • Mark territories with graffiti
    • Construct crime syndicates
    • Bribe unsuspecting citizens
    • Stage a military coup


    Beware: The President will use any means to retain power!

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 29, 2003.

Back of Box (Canada/U.S.):
    Liberate. Manipulate. Dictate.

    Following the fall of the mighty Soviet Union, the Republic of Novistrana verges on collapse and numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, you must build a nationwide faction powerful enough to start a revolution, and oust the president... by any means necessary.

    • Rise to power through the use of military force, crime, business, politics or religion
    • Manipulate the masses or silence the opposition
    • Explore living and breathing cities populated by thousands of citizens
    • Lead by compassion or ruthless aggression, the choice is yours
    • Thousands of variables allow for a new and different experience every time you play


    Top Ten Pick of 2003
    Computer Gaming World

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 29, 2003.