Age of Empires II (2013)

Age of Empires II (2013)

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The Forgotten: Bios - Peter Tengg
AoF Team Bio: Peter Tengg

"My name is Peter Tengg, also known as Richard in the Age of Empires II community. I have been enjoying the Age of Empires series for a long time and I have been playing AoC online, more or less actively for several years as well.

In 2011 I was working in Iceland as a software developer. One boring, idle summer day I had a lot of time to read the AoCZone forums at my workplace and by accident I came across a topic about the possibility of a new expansion. I was thrilled by the idea and I started throwing in my own suggestions too. I was most excited about the Incas, even more so as they were already quite certain to be added at that time. I am a big fan of Meso-American civilizations, in fact I became a fan because of AoC both in the game, and in real world history. So I did some research about them and came up with the idea of the Kamayuk but there was no one who could/wanted to create the graphics for him, so I started learning 3D modeling and animation. In the end I created the Kamayuk and that was how I joined the project.

Later came the Magyars, which made me even happier. As the only Hungarian team member, it was an honor for me to design the characteristics of the Magyar civilization. Later I had to create the graphics for the Magyar Huszar, which has been my toughest challenge during the development of The Forgotten so far.

Over the course of time I became more experienced with graphics and created more units such as the Slinger, Eagle Warriors, Cow, and some Meso-American objects. Although my main contributions to the project are my graphics, on I appear as an all-rounder because I enjoy helping the project in any way I can. During this long time, I have made historical researches, civilization designs, arranged voice recordings for the Magyars, participated in testing, and given feedback and random ideas.

All in all, I really enjoy being part of the project. The team consist of great guys who are fun to work with and create something big. It is a great experience to work on the game that has been part of my life since I was a young kid."
Last edited by MS Ryz0n; Oct 4, 2013 @ 1:03pm
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-Dare Devil/x/ Oct 4, 2013 @ 11:58am 
-Have you ever done historical-related travels?
NOCTURNE Oct 4, 2013 @ 12:14pm 
I can't wait this expansion. I play age of empires 2 since 1999. Fantastic game, and finally with this expansion I can play with my nation. Anyway, does the magyars have new buildings or just the wonder changed, and the rest of the building remained teutons?
palmer.eldritch Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:40pm 
Wow! Incas are an incredible and also very original civilization! They're really fascinating, it's true. For many reasons. They have the particular quality of being a high altitude mountain civilization that developed life, religious and civilian buildings and cities in the highest mountains of south America, the Andes. They were a civ used to a very hard and difficult environment. And they still exist, not in the form of Incas Empire, but as several smaller ethnic groups that live in the Andes from Chile-Argentina up to Ecuador-Colombia.
The Museum of High Altitude Archaeology in the city of Salta, Argentina, is an incredible source of inspiration, with tons of colorful clothes and artworks, objects and even Inca's mummies (the famous children mummies) perfectly maintained because of the temperatures and climatic conditions of the high altitude. Unfortunately their website is down at the moment. Beside that their political and religious history is incredible: it was a real "mountain Empire" with mountain routes of thousands of miles that made possible a powerful organization between mountain cities. Those landscapes are simply unimaginable even if you see them in picture...

Hope to hear more about the game soon... and the other civilizations too.
Last edited by palmer.eldritch; Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:51pm
palmer.eldritch Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Info and images about the Kamayuk and Slinger can already be found here (if someone didn't know, like me):

And here about Magyars:

Last edited by palmer.eldritch; Oct 4, 2013 @ 3:48pm
Vloeibaarzeep Oct 4, 2013 @ 5:21pm 
I can't wait to try out the expension pack and i really like to read those bios ^^
Raymanticus Oct 5, 2013 @ 1:35am 
Sounds great - really excited about this!
Seqz Oct 16, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
Great job!!!
Peking Duckman Oct 16, 2013 @ 9:01pm 
How come the Incas are still using the Aztec/Mayan architecture? They're a quite distinct civilization and are nothing like the Aztecs or Mayans.
Cool Citrus Oct 16, 2013 @ 9:41pm 
I agree, and why are they given a turkey, turkeys werent found in south america.
-sb- zveroboy Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:24am 
That was even said by Sandyman (or possibly another Ensemble dev, but I think it was Sandyman) back in the day, during the AoC Q&A sessions on Heaven Games. He said that whilst it wouldn't have been that difficult to add the Inca as a playable civ alongside the Aztecs and Mayans, they had very little in common with the Mesoamerican civs and in fact had a notably different architectural style as well.

I think it's just a case of the level of ignorance people will accept - ie, people would complain if the Franks or Spaniards had the Northern European architectural style, whereas because the line between Central and South American civs is more hazy, it's something they feel they can get away with.
Barmasta Oct 17, 2013 @ 6:40am 
Originally posted by #1 CoH2 pro (ask anyone):
I think it's just a case of the level of ignorance people will accept - ie, people would complain if the Franks or Spaniards had the Northern European architectural style, whereas because the line between Central and South American civs is more hazy, it's something they feel they can get away with.

I doubt they would lol. People don't care that much about historical accuracy in AoE. Now take total war fanatics, thats a rough history lovin' crowd.
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Date Posted: Oct 4, 2013 @ 10:46am
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