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September 12th, 2006 by Troy Goodfellow · No Comments · Uncategorized

Longbow Digital Arts programmer Rick Yorgason has uploaded his account of the Toronto Independent Games Conference to YouTube. It has a little bit of new footage of their hoplite strategy game Hegemony: Philip of Macedon.

YouTube has become the new local cable access. It is easy for small companies or wannabe TV stars to get themselves on screen and then market their material all over the place. YouTube has become the rally point for all kinds of viral video stuff as well as self-promotion, so if you can make the self-promotion viral in nature, you save a ton in marketing costs.

As for the game itself, there isn’t enough in the footage to tell whether it will be good or not. The battles seem to take place independent of any larger strategic concept, but that is supposed to be one of the draws of Hegemony. As noted in the previous post, it is an entrant in the IGF competition, so a very advanced build must already be out there. Maybe future updates will give us a greater strategic sense than merely flying the camera by a chasm or zooming in from Mount Olympus.


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