Independent Swedish developer publisher, Paradox Interactive recently wrapped up their annual two day convention in Stockholm. Best known for strategy titles such as Europa Universalis, Paradox showcased a slew of titles set for release in 2012 as well as three previously unannounced titles (see below). Paradox Interactive also cited 75% growth in 2011 over 2010.
New titles info (via gamespress)
Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin
Wizards are so last year, it’s all about vampires and necromancers these days. Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin, the latest announced expansion for indie hit Magicka, will place players in the shoes of the bad guys as they take on pesky wizards, elves, dwarves, and other annoying do-gooders. Using objective-based level progression a la Magicka: Vietnam, this soon-to-be latest addition to the franchise will show that it’s good to be evil sometimes.
A Game of Dwarves
Dwarves are known for drinking, digging, and developing complex settlements underground. Mostly just the drinking part though, with a hint of treasure hunting to boot.
A Game of Dwarves offers players the chance to experience all of these classic dwarven attributes as they take on the role of a dwarven prince who is charged with managing an entire colony of the bearded beings as they explore their surroundings to garner resources and treasures, conduct research that will help aid them dig and build, and level up to become powerful warriors or master craftsmen as they dig into the depths of the Earth on a quest to expand their settlement, find treasure, and take on powerful enemies hidden in the dark recesses of the world.
Can you dig it?
Napoleon´s Campaigns II
Keeping with Paradox tradition, Napoleon’s Campaign II will mark the return of one of Europe’s greatest commanders in this new historical grand strategy title from Paradox France. Feature an extremely in-depth recollection of Napoleon’s greatest campaigns, including Egypt to Waterloo, strategy fans will have their hands full trying to take over Europe in this sequel to the acclaimed original. Play as the soldier turned emperor, or one of 600 other historical leaders, in this unequalled strategy game featuring the largest Napoleonic Europe map yet.