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Attention! "Heroes" out there!

Kiev, 27.04.06

GSC Game World gladly announces the launch of an open beta version of Heroes of Annihilated Empires. It will take us yet a few months before the release of episode one of the trilogy, however we already give players a chance to get their hands on the game.

This beta version will introduce gamers to the Aquador universe, allow them to play hero stuff as a courageous elven ranger Elhant, will put some challenging tasks before the player aimed to rein the unruly undead and cut them any ways to enslave the homeland-defending elves.

This beta version provides single-player experience of the game and is spread on free-of-charge basis among a wide range of gamers around the globe. The beta version is in English.

As the time separating us from release still allows some changes/corrections to be made in the game, we will be happy to hear your comments, ideas and requests regarding the project. The best place to make this type of contribution will be the official game forum.

Download the archive (209 Mb) with the beta version files here:

About GSC Game World:

Founded in 1995 in Kiev, GSC Game World is a leading Ukrainian computer game development company. Up to 1997 GSC Game World was preoccupied with creation of multimedia encyclopedias and edutainment programs, which were widely popular in Ukraine and Russia. Since 1997 the company has been putting its efforts purely into game technology and computer game development. The very first commercial game project of GSC Game World was the critically acclaimed and widely popular historical real-time strategy game Cossacks: European Wars, released in 2000.

The released projects developed by GSC Game World, among others, include Cossacks: The Art of War, Cossacks; Back to War, American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back, Codename: Outbreak, Alexander (based on the recent movie by Oliver Stone), Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. GSC Game World currently works on highly anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Heroes of Annihilated Empires titles. The latter is the first game to be self-published by GSC worldwide.
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About GSC World Publishing:

GSC World Publishing is the publishing branch of the biggest Ukrainian PC games developer GSC Game World, founded in 2004. The first games released by the publishing house were Alexander, a tie-in of the Oliver Stone's movie (in 2004) and Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars (in 2005). Both of them were released by GSC World Publishing in the territories of ex-USSR. Heroes of Annihilated Empires is the first game to be published by GSC's publishing branch outside of ex-USSR.
GSC World Publishing's practice of self-releasing PC games outside Ukraine is unprecedented in the history of Ukrainian games industry.

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About Heroes Of Annihilated Empires:

Heroes of Annihilated Empires is a new trilogy game from GSC Game World. The game is a unique mix and opposition of two popular genres - a real time strategy and a role playing game. The game is set in a distant epoch yet unexplored by mankind when our planet was inhabited by fairy creatures abounding present-day legends and fantasy novels. The unique gameplay allows blending two complete genres - RTS and RPG or to choose in favor of only one. The player can build settlements, recruit armies of many thousands units or to develop a single hero and make him strong enough as to oppose entire armies alone.

The game storyline is created by Ilya Novak awarded the best European debutant author at Eurocon 2005 (Glasgow). All the storyline twists are described in detail in the five novels by Ilya Novak, to be released alongside the game
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