Which game genre it is?
Eador: Masters of the Broken World is a turn-based strategy in a fantasy setting. The game combines a lot of different elements from a whole bunch of games genres. There are tactical battles on a hexagonal battlefields and heroes traveling around the map, but also complex economical and political system and ”a grand strategy’ approach to the game campaign.
Is it some kind of HoMM or Master of Magic successor?
Yes, it is. Only that it’s a little bit better:)
When the game will be released and on which platforms?
Release date is Q1 2013. Confirmed platforms are PC and Mac.
Who are these Masters exactly and why the world is broken?
The world of Eador was shattered into pieces (so-called ‘shards’) in a great magical Cataclysm. Some shards were completely devastated, while some others were less damaged and able to reconstruct. Masters of Eador – are the mystical demigod-like entities competing over the global domination in this universe. Nobody knows where they came from or what is their true origin, but their power is so great, that they are able to travel through space and even attach newly conquered shards to their homeworld. The player acts as one of the Masters, so it is in his powers to unravel the mystery surrounding the Masters’ appearance and their true nature.
Where I can buy this game?
You will be able to purchase it on Steam or in your local game store (provided that you’re living in Europe or US).
Do you have any plans for a sequel of some sort?
Yes, we do. But at the moment we’re focused entirely on the original game development and support. Follow us on twitter or read our news on Facebook in order to be the first to know, when it comes to the announcements.
What is the meaning of ‘karma system’ in the game?
By ‘karma’ in Eador we understand the complex alignment system, which evaluates the player’s actions from a moral point of view. See, in this game player have to face with moral dilemmas almost on every corner. The Masters aren’t simply a warlord, but also a leader of his empire with all kinds of responsibilities coming with. Player could ignore them, of course, but sometimes it’s wiser to cooperate with you mortal minions, because actually they are the ones who fight all Master’s wars for him. Bad karma generates when player chooses to sacrifice his people interests for a greater income or just because he’s enjoying the role of a badass:) Good karma generates when player acts as a caring monarch and fulfill the requests of the population… if only their needs aren’t initially evil;) Long story short: it is a complex role-playing system and you really should try it, if you want to know how it works.
How many playable races are in the game?
Surprise: there are no such thing in the game as playable races! Instead of playing ‘the elves campaign’ or ‘the undead campaign’ in Eador: Masters of the Broken World the player going to ally himself with one of 8 different fantasy races and use it’s services in a time of war.
Is this game made in Russia?
Snowbird Games – is an international independent enterprise. The game is created by Russian and Ukrainian devs, located in Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Are there any other games from the developers of Eador?
The lead game-designer of Eador used to work for GSC Game World (‘Cossacks’, ‘American Conquest’, ‘S.T.A.L.K.E.R.’), some other Snowbird Games employees worked on such games as Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword and XIII Century: Death or Glory.
Why strategy games are such a big deal in the Eastern Europe?
For some reason, Eastern Europeans really like strategy games. Especially the military ones, about conquering the world and suppressing the enemies. We don’t know for sure, but it seems that we’re big fans of the iron authority here and strategy games are the easiest (and usually safest) way to feel that kind of power in your own hands. Well, at least this is the one of the theories.