Etherlords

Create worlds and feed them to your creatures

 

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“Most free to play games for mobile lose my interest within about fifteen minutes of beginning to play. However, I find myself picking up Etherlords again and again, and even installed it on my phone in addition to my iPad.”
-Lena LeRay (IndieGames.com)

Etherlords: ‘Next-gen’ strategy game launches on iOS Sept 4 – promo codes available

 

On Thursday, September 4, veteran strategy developer Nival will launch Etherlords—a stunning, 3D iOS title that pushes Unity to its absolute limits. Defeating monsters with magic incantations and advanced tactics has never looked this good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB7HjqRtdtk

What is Etherlords?
Etherlords is a 3D strategy game played in an isometric perspective. The game has a unique “world-building” gameplay mechanic inspired by Carcassonne: Players spend their resources to build tiles, which become living earth (terrain). The new land generates Ether and gives birth to Creatures that can be collected and deployed into battle.

While Etherlords is free-to-play, there is no stamina mechanic. Players can stay in the game (and fight!) until the batteries on their iOS devices run out 🙂

The game also includes a hefty multiplayer component with asynchronous PvP powered by user-generated worlds and creatures (which can be “fused” together with unpredictable results!).

There are more than 180 creatures in total—including Wolves, Dragons, Witchdoctors, Scorpion Kings, and even a mighty Colossus (see screenshots).

What is the story behind Etherlords?
A massive Cataclysm has destroyed the world as we know it—shattering mountains and streams into countless pieces. The player is an Etherlord—a powerful being who has the ability to create worlds, but who has no memory of the Cataclysm. When a strange new world is discovered—one that was recently rebuilt and somehow shattered again—the Etherlord must determine why this is happening. In the process, the player ends up learning the truth about the Cataclysm—and the dark secrets behind it. All players are Etherlords—battling each other for domination over multiple worlds (PvP).

How do I get a promo code or preview build?
Email us at luis@novypr.com or Grigoriy.Dudash@nivalnetwork.com and make sure to include the name of your outlet. The review embargo will be lifted on Thursday, September 4.

We’ll get in touch with you again at launch to confirm that the game is available for download worldwide. If you’re planning to post your review early in the day, please let us know!

What are some of the key features in Etherlords?
Engage in breathtaking battles

Collect and fuse stunningly detailed creatures and fight for your world—or conquer others

Beat your opponent in just 60 seconds—faster than making a cup of coffee 🙂

No need for a constant connection to play, and no more interruptions; enjoy PvE and PvP even when you’re offline

Create entire worlds and feed them to your creatures

Who needs “stamina” when you can keep on playing as long you want?

Use unique combinations for each battle; sharpen your skills and become the mightiest Etherlord!

Where can I find the trailer, screenshots, and promo art?
Full press kit (800 Mb)
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h3o99wvc13f4up3/AABIsCbyq49yCQDip4GJvm7fa

Trailer (web)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB7HjqRtdtk

Trailer (download)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/Etherlords_Reveal_Trailer_EN.zip

Screenshots (web)
http://imgur.com/a/11ioX

Screenshots (download)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/Etherlords_screenshots.zip

Promo art (web)
http://imgur.com/a/9LgCK

Promo art (download)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/Etherlords_promo_art.zip

Do you have more information about the developer?
Nival is an independent game developer that focuses on the strategy genre. The company was founded in 1996 by game industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as company’s CEO. Nival began to self-publish its own games in 2005. Nival’s track record includes the best-selling Blitzkrieg, Prime World, Heroes of Might and Magic V, and Silent Storm. For more information on Nival, please visit http://nival.com

Launching today: Create worlds and feed them to your creatures in Nival’s Etherlords (iOS)

 

Etherlords is now available for download worldwide! A brand new title by veteran strategy developer Nival, Etherlords for iOS is based on the studio’s best-selling Etherlords franchise for PC and built from the ground up for mobile. (See Key Features below.)

The game is featured on several App Stores today—including those in Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Middle East.

Launch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM9WHxqS4lk

Etherlords iOS is a 3D turn-based strategy game where battles take place in an isometric perspective with an army of Creatures. The game also has a unique “world-building” gameplay mechanic (inspired by the classic tile-based board game, Carcassonne) where worlds are rebuilt piece by piece. A player who destroys an opponent’s world can use the Ether generated by each tile to create and nurture Creatures.

Players are free to improvise new strategies by fusing creatures, assembling different decks, and managing resources such as Matter and Ether. Etherlords also includes a hefty multiplayer component with asynchronous PvP and a powerful backend that allows for offline play.

Key Features

  • Engage in breathtaking battles
  • Collect and fuse stunningly detailed creatures and fight for your world—or conquer others
  • Beat your opponent in just 60 seconds—faster than making a cup of coffee 🙂
  • No need for a constant connection to play, and no more interruptions; enjoy PvE and PvP even when you’re offline
  • Who needs “stamina” when you can keep on playing as long you want?
  • Use unique combinations for each battle; sharpen your skills and become the mightiest Etherlord!

Etherlords can be downloaded for free from the App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/etherlords/id808158334?mt=8

Assets

Official press release
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/Etherlords_launch_press_release.zip

Full press kit (800 Mb)
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h3o99wvc13f4up3/AABIsCbyq49yCQDip4GJvm7fa

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM9WHxqS4lk

Screenshots (web)
http://imgur.com/a/11ioX

Screenshots (download)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/Etherlords_screenshots.zip

Promo art (web)
http://imgur.com/a/9LgCK

Promo art (download)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/Etherlords_promo_art.zip

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