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Empires of Steel beta demo released

Posted by: Jake at 9/21/2009 2:38 PM
Battlefront.Com has just released a free beta demo for Empires of Steel. Along with downloading the demo, there are a few things you should keep in mind: There is no load/save map feature in the beta demo. The auto update feature IS running, and will allow you to download the most recently updated version of the demo, when they are released. But be warned, the beta demo has an expiration date. It will auto-expire this Halloween, so, be prepared for the day when you can't play your favorite beta demo anymore. Click here to download, and enjoy!


Empires of Steel BETA DEMO!

Battlefront.com and Atomicboy Software proudly present the public beta demo of EMPIRES OF STEEL! This beta demo is completely free to download and play. It will allow you to explore and test many of the unique features EoS has to offer first hand. While there are some limitations in place, the beta demo does allow for largely unrestricted multiplayer games (up to 8 players) on a special DemoMap, and does allow peeks at some of the advanced game features such as the full featured map and unit set editor, the in-game mod and scenario sharing system, the built-in game updater and much more.

This beta demo is time limited and expires automatically October 31, 2009. Don't miss your chance to experience first hand what the fuss is all about!

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Empires of Steel BETA DEMO

You are about to download a public BETA demo of the upcoming global domination strategy game EMPIRES OF STEEL. This beta demo is completely free to download and play. It will allow you to explore and test many of the unique features EoS has to offer first hand.

Disclaimer
This BETA software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this BETA software. Download, install and use at your own risk and discretion.

There are however a number of limitations in this beta demo compared to the upcoming full release:

* you can only play on two maps - the tutorial map (solo) as well as a special demo map (solo and multiplayer, internet and LAN). There are no game length or play time restrictions per session.
* you can open and use the full-featured map editor but you cannot load nor save any maps
* you can open and browse the online file exchange service to look for mods, maps, unit rulesets and other user created content, but cannot actually download nor use any of it
* you can in fact use the in-game auto-update function to download the latest beta demo upgrades that we will release over the course of the next weeks as various bug reports from the open beta come in. Check for updates often! However, this updater will not allow you to download full game upgrades.
* the beta demo will expire automatically on October 31, 2009.

Please keep in mind that this is a BETA demo of an unfinished game. You WILL encounter bugs, crashes, downright odd things. By releasing this beta software to the public we are hoping and asking for your assistance in improving it. A nifty Bug Reporting tool inside the main game menu will allow you to send in any bugs you encounter together with all required information that the programmers need to attempt to fix it. No personal information is being collected or transferred. If you don't like the idea of experiencing crashes or are bothered by running software which contains known bugs, please do not download this beta demo and wait until the game is released and a gold version demo is available.

Empires of Steel is a deceptively simple game system. You will be able to jump right in and play, in part due to the intuitive game interface. If you do want to dive into the more intricate details of the game engine, an in-game manual is provided with the demo, explaining most of the game functions in detail. Make no mistake though - learning the game is easy. Mastering it and being able to wrestle global control away from other players in a multiplayer game session is something else entirely!

We do hope for and appreciate your feedback on the beta demo! Besides the bug reporting tool, feel free to post your comments, suggestions and questions directly to the developer and other players at the official Game Discussion Forum!

Download Empires of Steel Beta Demo (~ 55 MB)

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