Today Aeria Games went out with a press release, sharing that they've picked up its very first real-time strategy game for North American release, Dreamlords: The Reawakening, by Swedish developers, Lockpick Entertainment.
It's going to be quite interesting to see how Dreamlords: The Reawakening will do in the US.
Dreamlords extends Aeria's portfolio of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games by introducing strategic gameplay that is familiar to Age of Empires, Starcraft and Settlers of Catan players. Unique to Dreamlords, the game universe is always running - even when players are sleeping or at school or work. Players are encouraged to define their orders in advance to move toward their strategic directions every minute of the day. They may perform game operations from any location with a basic browser and Internet connection, and they can battle in a 3D-immersive world after downloading the free PC game.
The exclusive North American release of Dreamlords: The Reawakening through Aeria Games will be free to play with no upfront or monthly costs. Special in-game items and decorative equipment will be available in the game's "Item Mall" for optional purchase using Aeria Points - the universal currency on the Aeria Games portal.
"For a long time, gamers have been looking for a fun MMORTS game to play, and Dreamlords answers that demand," said Spencer Chi, producer at Aeria Games.
"We're impressed with what (Aeria Games) has done with other games in their portfolio and how they work with their community and feel they are an excellent partner for bringing Dreamlords: The Reawakening to the people," said David Rosén, CEO of Lockpick Entertainment
Dreamlords: The Reawakening will be available for beta testing in July 2008 and release is expected for August 2008.