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I of the Dragon (Windows)

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Back of Keep Case - Windows (Germany):

    The I of The DRAGON

    IN DER HAUT DES DRACHEN

    Die Welt von Nimoa ist so schön wie der Morgentau, doch nur auf den ersten Blick... Denn unter ihrer Oberfläche lauert das ewig Böse:

    eine pilzartige Existenz, deren Fasern die ganze Welt durchdringen und deren Zentrum in der Tiefe der Unterwelt der Dämon Skarborr ist. In trügerischen Zeiten des Friedens schlummert das ungreifbare Geflecht des Bösen vor sich hin, um dann unvermittelt aus der Erde hervorzubrechen. Dann treiben die Fasern seltsame Sporenkapseln auf der Erdoberfläche. Aus diesen speien sie unzählige, ekelerregende Monster, welche sich über die Erde verbreiten und Skarborr dienen. Dem schattenhaften Dasein des Skarborr gegenüber steht das göttliche Geschlecht der Drachen, deren Kräfte allein die Ausgeburten der Erde Nimoas in Schach halten können.

    • 3 Drachen mit unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten - (Feuer, Säure und Eis - stehen Ihnen zur Auswahl
    • 12 einzigartige Gebiete mit vielfältigen Landschaften bilden die Weltkarte des Fantasyspektakels
    • über 50 Zaubersprüche mit atemberaubenden Spezialeffekten stehen jedem Drachen für die Bekämpfung von mehr als 40 Monterarten zur Verfügung
    • die Direct3D-basierte Engine von T&L und Multi-Texturing Unterstützung sowie die Echtzeitbeleuchtung sorgen für faszinierende Sonnenuntergänge und einen atemberaubenden Sternenhimmel
    • das Echtzeit Terra-Forming lässt ganze Bergketten verschwinden und an anderer Stelle neu entstehen
    • die Time Control-Option ermöglicht Ihnen Slow Motion-Effekte mit faszinierender Wirkung
    • der mytische Soundtrack begleitet Sie durch die Welten Nimoas

    Contributed by jaXen (20151) on Jan 30, 2011.

Press Release:
    I OF THE DRAGON SHIPS

    Summon the beast in you!


    Montreal, Canada. November 1st 2004. Publisher Strategy First and developer Primal Software are proud to announce that I of the Dragon has shipped to all major retailers nationwide.

    I of the Dragon is great because you finally get the chance to play as the most powerful beast in fantasy games; the dragon. This title is already being referred to as ‘Diablo with wings’!” says Strategy First Producer, Emanuel Protopapas.

    I of the Dragon is an action RPG where you are the hero, you are the dragon. Born as a young dragon, you must mature in strength and power through a leveling system that will reward you with new spells and skill upgrades. With your own unique abilities, you must use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land.

    About I of the Dragon
    The prophecies were right. In the land of Nimoan war which had once been forgotten became a reality. The peaceful Nimoans have become threatened by evil creatures. Luckily, with the prophecy of doom came a reason for hope, a savior. As foretold the savior was born, a strong and powerful beast, the dragon.

    FEATURES
    • Three playable dragons are available each with unique inherent abilities
    • Explore the vast lands of Nimoan in 20 playable missions
    • More than 60 spells with breathtaking special effects
    • Over 40 unique monsters to fight
    • Build Town and Help protect them
    • Terra morph landscapes: level mountain ranges, create earthquakes, volcanoes and craters
    • All models use skeletal animation for realistic animations
    • Twelve unique areas representing different landscape types
    • Hundreds of landscape items including trees, boulders, buildings etc.
    • Realistic day – night cycles


    I of the Dragon will be available November 1st, 2004 at all major retailers for $39.99USD. Rated M/Mature by ESRB. To find out more about I of the Dragon, please visit www.strategyfirst.com or www.primal-soft.com.

    About Primal Software
    Primal Software was first founded in Moscow in 1996 under the name SBG Co. Ltd. At this time, they specialized in multimedia encyclopedias targeting the Russian computer entertainment market. In 1999 they completed their first computer game, an award winning, best selling comedy-adventure title, called "Petka”. In 2000 they completed its sequel, "Petka 2 - Judgment Day", which also became a national bestseller. In 2001 "Primal Software" was created to reflect the business decision to concentrate all efforts on providing gamers with their most primal needs: fun & addictive gameplay, cool visuals and bleeding edge game technology. www.prima-soft.com

    About Strategy First
    Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II, and Nexagon: Deathmatch. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Feb 03, 2005.

Back of Box (US):
    I of the Dragon is an Action-RPG where you take on the role of a Dragon, but you are young and must mature in strength and power through a leveling system that will reward you with new spells and skill upgrades.

    Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans.

    Defend towns, build new ones. Create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land.

    Features

    • Three playable dragons available, each with its own inherent abilities

    • Explore the vast lands of Nimoan in 20 playable missions

    • More than 60 spells with breathtaking special effects

    • Over 40 unique monsters to fight and defeat

    • Build towns and help protect them

    • Terra morph landscapes: level mountain ranges, create earthquakes, volcanoes and craters

    • All models use skeletal animation for realistic animations

    • Twelve unique areas representing different landscape types

    • Hundreds of landscape items (trees, boulders, buildings, etc)

    • Realistic day-night cycles

    Contributed by Riamus (8121) on Dec 30, 2004.

Official web site:
    THE DRAGON'S LEGACY

    The world of Nimoa is as beautiful as the morning dew, but only at first glance. Under the surface of hills and fertile valleys lurks an old and eternal evil. Living as a mould, stretching threads through an infected area like deadly toadstools. The center of this "being?" deep in the under world is the giant daemon, Skarborr.

    In deceptive times of peace, this unseen matted tangle of threads, lies dormant, in a state of sleep until it breaks through the Earth's surface and like a toadstool produces caps from which uncountable, no not spores, but dangerous and nauseating monsters appear to serve only the wishes of Skarborr and spread themselves across the planet.

    Opposed to the shadowy, subterranean existence of Skarborr is the might of that divine species the dragon, not the storybook dragons of old, but the lords of the skies and the earth.

    The humans who had to fight for their existence in Nimoa paid homage to and worshipped their dragons and their dragon god, Ungh-Agor. In the fight against Skarborr man and dragon stood side by side, especially the Ungh-Agorites, members of a religious order of magicians who would fly into battle on carpets with the ability to fly.

    There were long and bloody wars, which became longer and bloodier every time they broke out and finally, but finally the dragons and humans won the overhand. A long period of peace rested over Nimoa. The towns built by the humans flourished and slowly but surely the people forgot about the terrible wars of their ancestors.

    Time and history passed, the dragons withdrew into their own spheres and eventually left the land of Nimoa and the humans to themselves. Before the dragons left, the Dragon God, Ungh-Agor left the humans with a horrific prophecy and a legacy. The prophecy told of past times and of the return of Skarborr from the void that he was banished to. The bequest or legacy of the dragons was an egg, a dragon's egg, an egg, which Ungk-Agor placed in a well-hidden nest in a forgotten, old stone temple. These old holy places usually have an exceptional flow of Earth energy and these conditions would ensure that a very exceptional dragon would develop and hatch from this one egg. This dragon would come to the aid of the humans when he was needed the most.

    The evil of Skarborr did eventually return as predicted. The Ungh-Agorites did not hesitate to gather their forces and began the hopeless fight against the might of Skarborr, but always with one eye on the horizon, scouring the skies for some sign of their savior, the long awaited dragon of the legends.

    GAMEPLAY

    You, the player, take the role of the young, inexperienced dragon. In the role of the savior of Nimoa you move through the skies and faces all the challenges of the evil Skarborr.

    At the beginning of the game the player has the choice of three dragons: Annoth The Fire Breather, Barroth the magician and Morrogh The Necromancer. All three are different and all three have their own ways of dealing with the great many adversaries you will meet. You also develop the dragon's combat abilities throughout the game to deal with the increasingly tough and resilient enemies, until you meet and conquer Skarborr himself.

    That is not all, you will also need to control other characters and complete important tasks on the path to overall victory: a warlord and his steed on a potentially fatal fact finding mission, the thoroughly competent hunter on a mission of delicate accuracy and selective killing and the three huge creatures and their riders in an attempt to destroy magical generators keeping the dragons away from the next big fight.

    Through 12 enormous and differing geographical areas the task is not only to hunt and destroy despicable monsters, but to build, maintain and defend human settlements. A dragon's individual character, breathtakingly fluid graphics and addictively exhausting aerial combat bring you many hours of sometimes sweat generating gameplay.

    You will also fall under the spell of "The I of the Dragon" with its mystical atmosphere, impressive sunrises and colorful but ominous sunsets, for who knows what the night will bring.

    FEATURES
    • A choice of three dragons each with its own abilities, based on fire, ice and acid, developing either into a battle, wizard or sniper dragon. There are no limits to the possibilities
    • 12 unique territories representing various geographical areas: mountains desserts, forests and savanna etc. Each map has over 10 square kilometers to cover
    • More than 60 spells with special effects available to each dragon
    • The Direct3D- based engine of the newest technology, supporting T&L hardware and multi-textures
    • Real time Terra-Forming allows complete mountain ranges disappear and reappear in another location
    • Static and real-time lighting ensure the correct lighting conditions to every day and night cycle
    • Fascinating sunsets and a night sky full of stars await you
    • Every graphic sub-system works with real-time, detail grading algorithms, which make it possible to present huge landscapes with thousands of objects without any noticeable disruption to frame frequency, even on low end machines
    • The Time Control-Option makes it possible to adjust "The I of The Dragon" to your own speed
    • Slow motion mode with a fascinating effect



    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Aug 28, 2004.

Schanz Interactive web site:
    Description:
    You, the player, take the role of the young, inexperienced dragon. In the role of the savior of Nimoa you move through the skies and faces all the challenges of the evil Skarborr.

    At the beginning of the game the player has the choice of three dragons: Annoth The Fire Breather, Barroth the magician and Morrogh The Necromancer. All three are different and all three have their own ways of dealing with the great many adversaries you will meet. You also develop the dragon's combat abilities throughout the game to deal with the increasingly tough and resilient enemies, until you meet and conquer Skarborr himself.

    That is not all, you will also need to control other characters and complete important tasks on the path to overall victory: a warlord and his steed on a potentially fatal fact finding mission, the thoroughly competent hunter on a mission of delicate accuracy and selective killing and the three huge creatures and their riders in an attempt to destroy magical generators keeping the dragons away from the next big fight.

    Through 12 enormous and differing geographical areas the task is not only to hunt and destroy despicable monsters, but to build, maintain and defend human settlements. A dragon's individual character, breathtakingly fluid graphics and addictively exhausting aerial combat bring you many hours of sometimes sweat generating gameplay.

    You will also fall under the spell of "The I of the Dragon" with its mystical atmosphere, impressive sunrises and colorful but ominous sunsets, for who knows what the night will bring.

    Features:
    • A choice of three dragons each with its own abilities, based on fire, ice and acid, developing either into a battle, wizard or sniper dragon. There are no limits to the possibilities
    • 12 unique territories representing various geographical areas: mountains desserts, forests and savanna etc. Each map has over 10 square kilometers to cover
    • More than 60 spells with special effects available to each dragon
    • The Direct3D- based engine of the newest technology, supporting T&L hardware and multi-textures
    • Real time Terra-Forming allows complete mountain ranges disappear and reappear in another location
    • Static and real-time lighting ensure the correct lighting conditions to every day and night cycle
    • Fascinating sunsets and a night sky full of stars await you
    • Every graphic sub-system works with real-time, detail grading algorithms, which make it possible to present huge landscapes with thousands of objects without any noticeable disruption to frame frequency, even on low end machines
    • The Time Control-Option makes it possible to adjust "The I of The Dragon" to your own speed
    • Slow motion mode with a fascinating effect

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Aug 28, 2004.