German mobile games and entertainment provider HandyGames and PC/console publisher CDV have announced the launch of Glory of the Roman Empire for mobile phones, based on CDV's PC civilization building title.
Billed as a first for the mobile platform, the game is a mix of puzzle and build-up strategy gameplay, challenging players to create, construct and manage a prosperous Roman empire.
Markus Kassulke, HandyGames' CEO, commented: "Glory of the Roman Empire is a mix of puzzle and build-up strategy - so far a unique concept for mobile phones. I am convinced that we have proven once again that HandyGames is known on the market as an innovative developer of unusual game concepts."
The game features 22 different building types, randomly generated maps, ten difficulty levels and 14 production chains to produce and supply goods. Players will need to appease the Roman Senate and develop a strategically sound city in order to rise through the ranks from Curator Viarum to Prokonsul.
"We want to strengthen the brand 'Glory of the Roman Empire' with this mobile version and expect that it will have a positive effect on the sales of the PC title in the long run," added Teut Weidemann, CDV's technical director.
"With Glory of the Roman Empire we are the first to bring the successful genre build-up strategy puzzle to mobile phones."
The game will be released worldwide through major operators and portals for all common handsets on August 1st.