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Dominions 3: The Awakening
Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Jan 28, 2013 @ 6:25am
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:40pm

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Dominions 3 greenlit
Release date: Already released
Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game taking place in a fantasy world with world altering magic rituals and horrors capable of destroying nations.

The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to.

A large variety of spells, monsters and special abilities is something this game definitely has. There are more than 60 different nations, 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included with the game.

The game is already completed and you can find a demo on our website. You can also buy the game from there. If you buy the game on Desura you'll be able to activate the game on steam too if it gets through the greenlight process.

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Feature List
  • Many monsters (1500+) and many many special abilities.
  • Over 60 different nations to choose from, varying from Marignon with paladins, witch hunters and inquisitors to under water nations like the Lovecraft inspired R'lyeh.
  • Three Eras to play in, Early era is most magic and the late era is more technologically advanced with good steel weapons and armors.
  • Design your pretender god and how his dominion influences provinces and his sacred units.
  • Multiplayer with simultaneous turns (up to 23 players).
  • Network or Play by E-Mail for multiplayer.
  • AI opponents for single- or multiplayer game.
  • Random maps.
  • An extensive magic system with over 600 spells.
  • Blood magic, power your rituals with human sacrifices.
  • Global ritual that affect the entire world.
  • More than 300 magic items.
  • Unique magic artifacts that all players compete for, once forged no one else can make it.
  • Mercenaries are bought on a global market.
  • Scouts, Assassins, Spies, Seducers, Corruptors, Werewolves, Illusionists and more can be sneaking in your provinces.
  • Build Castles, Temples and Labs.
  • Permanent battle afflictions.
  • A 300 page pdf manual including a tutorial and a spell and magic item reference.
  • Easy to Mod (2d graphics)
  • Playable on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

"If you're the kind of gamer who does a happy dance when you see a thick, well-written manual chock-full of useful information and tips, you're going to love Dominions 3."
Jeff Lackey, Gamespot (8.2, Great)

"Insane amount of depth that allows for a cornucopia of different strategies, random maps, multiplayer for 21 nations, hefty reference manual, playable on multiple operating systems, easily modified, there's always something to do, tons of nations, spells, units, and magic items."
James Allen, Out of Eight (8/8)

"Superb, Deep Strategy in a Well Realized Fantasy World"
"The use of world mythology rather than the clichés of High Fantasy, and the complex but completely non-intrusive histories of the nations of Dominions 3 over the game's three eras give the game a kind of moral maturity: there are knights in shining armor in this game, but doesn't mean that they're the “good guys,” and there are nations that practice human sacrifice (in the forms of “Blood Sacrifice” and “Blood Magic”), but that doesn't make them “Chaotic Evil.”"
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"OK, let’s get one thing clear. A lot of people will not appreciate Dominions 3"
Troy Goodfellow, Flash of Steel.

"There are very few games that show you as much as you'll see here- a nearly infinite variety of rising gods and dying empires and a fat man with a magic belt- and no games that do it with the focus, depth, and extraordinary economy of Dominions 3."
Computer Games Magazine (4.5/5 + Editor's Choice award)

The long video on this site was not made by Illwinter. It's the first part of a let's play Dominions 3 series made by Das24680. You can find the rest of the videos on his Dominions 3 youtube channel:
Watch it if you want a thorough introduction to Dominions 3.
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AlexxWide Apr 10, 2015 @ 2:18am 
KARPOV Jul 9, 2014 @ 7:10am 
жалкое подобие total war
AJB Nov 1, 2013 @ 7:20am 
where is 4? why have 3 when you can have 4?
Velihopea Oct 10, 2013 @ 10:28am 
Dominions 4?
valamelkor Sep 17, 2013 @ 4:12am 
Thanks for awesome game!
Shades of Bath Sep 8, 2013 @ 5:08pm 
I enjoyed the second dominions demo, and from what I've seen this game does have quite a few new features which makes it high on my buy list. However, one thing that really bothered me in the second game was a lack of streamlining in the interface, like having tax control sliders to auto tax all or most cities, stuff like that which lets players negate having to go from each place managing the nuances if they don't need to. Otherwise, the game looks quite solid and I am glad it is greenlit.
Shokdanod Sep 7, 2013 @ 9:37am 
Sweet, now when does Dominons 4 come to Steam?
class101 [linux] Sep 5, 2013 @ 12:45pm 
This game has been reviewed and added to the Procedurally generated games collection
Leif Sep 2, 2013 @ 5:13pm 
I really hope my Gamersfront CDkey will activate on Steam. I don't want be foreced to repurchase the game again.
Malfucius Sep 2, 2013 @ 8:29am 
When is this game going to be available for purchase on steam? I have a horrible track record of buying games only to see them go on sale the next day. I'm afraid that if i buy this game right now on desura, that tomorrow it will be released on steam, on sale, bundled with a free game or something like that. Thats the luck I have with buying games, so when is this game going to be released for purchase thru steam????????