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As Emperor Your Power Is
In Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, you are transported
back in time to when emperors reigned and China was the greatest and most
resplendent power on earth. Epic in scope, Emperor spans seven dynasties and
more than 3,000 years of Chinese historyfrom China's pre-imperial Xia
dynasty circa 2100 BCE to the Mongol invasion of the Middle Kingdom under
Genghis Khan in 1211 CE.
As Emperor, you will build housing to attract immigrants to
your new city. Then the city's workers and farmers, administrators and soldiers
will be yours to command, and you will have the work force you need to build a
provincial city into a great metropolis. At your bidding, legions of workers
will toil to erect walls strong enough to keep the barbarians at bay. Under
your banner, armies will march forth to do battle with the enemy. Trade and
commerce will flourish and an army of tax collectors will collect the taxes
that are due. Schools and clinics, palaces and gardens will embellish the city
you have built and proclaim your benevolence to the world.
Compete or cooperate online with up to seven
other players: collaborate on a monumental building project like the Great Wall
or wage war to gain supreme power over China.
See graphics with up to 25% more detail than
in previous city-builder games.
Keep the horde at bay with new combat
features and controls.
Choose from more than 40 engaging
Converse with your subjects as they go about
their daily tasks.
Construct engineering marvels like the Grand
Canal and the Great Wall.
Besiege walled cities using catapults and
battering rams, defend against invaders, and hold off barbarians.
Conduct seven historical campaigns, each
representing one or more Chinese dynasties: Xia, Sang, Zhou, Qin, Han,
Sui/Tang, and Song/Jin.
The Chinese Are an Inventive and
Your city bustles with activity
as citizens from every walk of life go about their daily routines. The
lifeblood of the city, they distribute goods, collect taxes, work on
construction projects, ply trades, buy and sell goods, dispense wisdom, and
perform the myriad tasks that make a city flourish.
Gods and Heroes Confer Benefits on
By paying homage to deities and culture heroes, citizens can
summon their assistance. Each of them possesses special abilities and bestows
unique blessings on the community.
Bodhidharma - The Kung Fu
Bodhidharma, China's first patriarch, arrived in China circa 520
CE. He is credited with training the Shaolin monastery monks the art of kung
fu. Legend has it that Bodhidharma cut off his eyelids so he could meditate
longer, and from them the tea plant was created. Bodhidharma facilitates the
construction of tea-curing sheds, teashops, and watchtowers, and fights
Sun Tzu - Master
Sun Tzu, a famous military leader of the Zhou dynasty, is the author
of The Art of War. This classic Chinese text advocates preparedness, speed, and
surprise in battle. Sun Tzu facilitates the construction of military forts, and
city walls, gates, and towers. He fights enemies at home and abroad, raises the
morale of the infantry, and recruits spies.
Xi Wang Mu - Queen Mother of
Xi Wang Mu, the source of immortality, dwells in a spectacular
jade palace and cultivates magical peaches that ripen every 3,000 years. The
highest goddess in the Daoist pantheon, she is the embodiment of yin. Xi Wang
Mu blesses the city by halving the cost of carpenters, masons, ceramists, and
jade carvers, and reducing the time needed to construct monuments.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium II 400 MHz, 64 MB RAM,
4x CD-ROM Drive, 4 Mb Video Card (16 bit at 800x600 resolution), 900 MB hard
drive space, Direct X 6.1 or higher, Windows compatible mouse, 256 MB swap file
on your Windows drive. Online play requires 56K or faster connection and
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