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CHARIOT WARS
 
 
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
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Nov 26, 2012 @ 3:13am
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Description
Release date: Q2 2013
Chariot Wars is a story-led arcade racing game set in Ancient Rome.

Background Story
It is 128AD. Emperor Hadrian announces a major festival to celebrate his first ten years as Roman emperor. The main attraction is a chariot race spanning the entire empire from Rome to Germania.

Famous charioteers from across the vast Roman empire including Greece, Egypt, Judea, Carthage, Hispania, Gaul, Macedonia and Britannia have assembled in the Eternal City. Spectators in their thousands are streaming into the Eternal City for the inaugural race in the Circus Maximus.

The air is tense with excitement and anticipation.

The night before the first race, one of the charioteers from Judea is found murdered in his quarters. The charioteer had been tortured and crucified to the room’s window. An unknown woman’s body is also found on the floor. The woman’s body had also been laid out on the floor in a mock crucifixion with outstretched arms.

The head of the emperor’s Praetorian guard, Quintus Octavian, suspects Rome’s newest religious sect, the Christians of masterminding the murder. Barely a century ago, their leader had also been crucified in Judea. This might be an act of revenge.

Emperor Hadrian is deeply troubled by the murders. He fears a bloodbath in Rome and in restive Judea. It had only been a few decades since the Roman legions destroyed Jerusalem, the Judean capital and crushed the Hebrew rebellion. The emperor fears another uprising in Judea which could spread to the other conquered Roman colonies like Carthage and Gaul.

The emperor asks Quintus Octavian to take the position of the murdered charioteer and represent Judea in the upcoming chariot race.

As Quintus continues his investigation, he is drawn inexorably into the murky world of Roman politics with its powerful noble families who are always vying for power and wealth. It soon becomes obvious to him that the murders are much more than a simple Christian conspiracy.

Quintus has to solve two problems at the same time. He has to keep winning each race to stay in the Championship. He also has to solve the twin murders without himself becoming the next victim……..

Game Features
• Arcade racing
• Co-op combat
• 4 player multiplayer racing
• Team Deathmatch
• Capture the Flag
• Global leaderboard
• Achievements and Trophies
• Exciting singleplayer story told via a digital graphic novel
• Engage in fierce multiplayer combat with opponents in other chariots using an array of weapons like swords, maces and flaming arrows
• Two players per chariot
• Play as a charioteer or warrior in multiplayer. Switch roles amidst levels to experience both
• Choose from among ten different charioteers, both men and women, each with their own unique abilities
• Eight different chariot models with different speed and handling characteristics
• Race through the landscape of the empire of Ancient Rome through exciting race tracks which plunge from soaring snowbound mountains in Gaul to verdant meadows in Britannia and meander through the deserts of Ancient Egypt
• Marvel at the beauty of ancient monuments like the Acropolis in Athens and the great pyramids of Giza

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133 Comments
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BrandeX May 27, 2015 @ 5:02am 
You need to mark this as completed, so it gets the redirector to the store's page. As is, it looks like you failed passing through Greenlight after getting voted in by the community.
candellasoftware  [author] Feb 12, 2015 @ 3:21am 
Thanks for all the support and greenlight votes. We are currently putting the game through final QA and hope to release by end of March. The Linux version will follow shortly after the Windows version.
HELL WARRIOR Jan 11, 2015 @ 6:15am 
Epic trailer - I love how many people die during the race.
Verus Oct 5, 2014 @ 7:12am 
interesting game in the spirit of antiquity, just add the Russian language
Maisie22 Jul 6, 2014 @ 1:13pm 
yes, because this is the craziest game that ever seen!! :D
iDisOrder Jun 17, 2014 @ 12:14am 
I voted 'yes' for this on Jan1st.
Why has this not been greenlit yet?
Hey Valve...are you stoopit?
maybe if the dev added machine guns to the chariots
and loot boxes on the track we'd have this by now??

I know...maybe if zombies drove the chariots..
fer chrissakes release the game!!!
LinuxGamer1920 Jun 8, 2014 @ 1:07pm 
Thumbs up for Linux!
MOMO May 26, 2014 @ 11:38am 
voted
ionutudor2012 May 25, 2014 @ 11:42am 
voted