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Primary Name
Age of Wonders
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1
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12
Release Date
1999-00-00
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Age of Wonders
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Windows Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2010-10-11
Publisher: Triumph Studios
Windows
Developer: Triumph Studios
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: OFLC(AU): PG
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Age of Wonders
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Australian Windows edition
Rel Date: 2000-00-00
Publisher: Gathering of Developers
Windows
Developer: Triumph Studios
Media: CD-ROM
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Rating: OFLC(AU): PG
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Age of Wonders
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German Windows edition
Rel Date: 2000-00-00
Publisher: Gathering of Developers
Windows
Developer: Triumph Studios
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: USK: 12
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Age of Wonders
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North American Windows edition
Rel Date: 1999-11-11
Publisher: Gathering of Developers, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Windows
Developer: Triumph Studios
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: E
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Age of Wonders
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English/European Windows edition
Rel Date: 1999-00-00
Publisher: Gathering of Developers, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Windows
Developer: Epic Games, Triumph Studios
Media: CD-ROM
Region: 
Rating: ELSPA: 11+
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Description Edit | History

Age of Wonders is a turn-based strategy PC-game often likened to Master of Magic. Originally titled World of Wonders, the game incorporated several RPG elements that were dropped when simultaneous turns were implemented. The game was co-developed by Triumph Studios and Epic Games, Dutch and American game developers respectively, and published by Gathering of Developers in 1999. This game is notable for its detailed description of mythical creatures.

Players have an isometric view of the map, which consists of hexagonal tiles, and can have up to three layers (surface, caverns, and depths). Units are arranged into groups (also known as parties or stacks) of up to eight units; a single such group occupies one tile. Cities occupy between one and four tiles, and other structures generally occupy a single tile.

Each player leads a certain race. There are 12 races available in the game, though not all of them may be present on every map, and of those which are, not all may be playable. List of races includes traditional fantasy Elves, Lizardmen, Humans, Goblins, Dark Elves, Undead, Orcs, Dwarves and Halflings, as well as several unique ones such as Frostlings, Azracs, and Highmen. Races, as well as units not belonging to any specific race, such as dragons and giants, have a certain alignment, which can be good, neutral, or evil. According to their alignment and certain other factors, cities and independent units of one race can be friendly or hostile towards another race. This can manifest itself in different ways; for example, an orc city is not likely to surrender to the elves, and if conquered, may revolt unless there is a strong military presence in it to oppress the population. Units of hostile races forced to fight alongside each other in a single group will have lower morale, and are more likely to desert. Race relations can be improved by acts of goodwill towards other races, such as upgrading their cities, or hampered by razing, looting, or migrating cities belonging to that race. Diplomacy can also affect this and even an alliance with one race might affect the relation of another race. There are also several spells which have a global effect on race relations.

There are two resources, gold and mana. Gold is used to build units, buy heroes, cities and spells (in Wizard Towers), upgrade cities. Mana is used to cast and research spells and use altars.

Source: Wikipedia, Age of Wonders , available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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