• Publisher: ZarkSoft
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 86.4 MB
  • Version: 1.0.7
  • Price: Free
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App description: Note: While EotE is free to download a paid character account subscription is required to play the game. This allows us to run our servers, and provide a competitive online strategy experience without ruining the game experience through the sale of powerups and other in-game advantages.
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Set in the distant future, Empire of the Eclipse tasks players with establishing an interstellar empire and using diplomacy, economic acumen and conquest to thrive.

If you've always thought playing a game like Civilization or Master of Orion on a massive scale would be incredible, but you've been continually let down by the scores of so called 'Freemium MMO Strategy Games' on iOS, then Empire of the Eclipse is the game for you.
Key Features:

Play to Win, not Pay to Win: Players can't buy their way to victory with in app purchases unlike other 'Strategy MMO's.

Massively Multiplayer: Fight, trade, scheme and vie for universal domination with thousands of other players per game.

Epic Universe: Games can range in size from 2,500 to 90,000 sectors. Explore, conquer and exploit hundreds of thousands of planets.

Explore: Fog of war and dynamically generated universes require exploration and reconnaissance, key components of the empire building experience.

Streamlined Interface: Jump to any controlled planet or fleet from anywhere in the galaxy with just a few touches.

Diplomacy: Enact a state of Peace, War or Embargo with other players. A rich array of interpersonal player dynamics awaits.

Many Ways to Win: Win by the application of brute force or economic superiority. Transcend the stars or collect ancient alien artifacts. Whether warmonger, diplomat or explorer, there are always ways to win.

Skill Trees: Utilize a diverse and flexible selection of over 40 skills that allow you to do anything from creating black holes to swindling other players in trade deals.

Player Communication: Robust in-game mail and chat systems feature private channels and item attachments to negotiate trade and arrange covert operations.

Retina Display: Stunning visuals are tailor-made to support both Retina and traditional iPhone displays.

A single account may login from any iOS device you or anyone else owns.

Supports iOS 5.0+ devices.

Visit us at any of the following places:
http://zarksoft.com
https://www.facebook.com/ZarkSoft

Check out our videos at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/zarksoft

Read what the reviews say about us:
Touch Arcade:
http://toucharcade.com/2012/05/30/empire-of-the-eclipse-review/

148apps:
http://www.148apps.com/reviews/empire-eclipse-review/

iPricey:
http://ipricey.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/empire-of-the-eclipse-review/

iFanzine:
http://ifanzine.com/empire-of-the-eclipse-preview/

PocketTactics:
http://pockettactics.com/2012/05/16/hands-on-with-empire-of-the-eclipse/

Echoseven's comments:
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NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 222 MB.

Price in NZ is FREE

Requirements : Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.




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Note: While EotE is free to download a character account subscription is required to play the game. This allows us to run our servers, and provide a competitive online strategy experience without ruining the game experience through the sale of powerups and other in-game advantages.
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Set in the distant future, Empire of the Eclipse tasks players with establishing an interstellar empire and using diplomacy, economic acumen and conquest to thrive.

If you've always thought playing a game like Civilization or Master of Orion on a massive scale would be incredible, but you've been continually let down by the scores of so called 'Freemium MMO Strategy Games' on iOS, then Empire of the Eclipse is the game for you.
Key Features:

Play to Win, not Pay to Win: Players can't buy their way to victory with in app purchases unlike other 'Strategy MMO's.

Massively Multiplayer: Fight, trade, scheme and vie for universal domination with thousands of other players per game.

Epic Universe: Games can range in size from 2,500 to 90,000 sectors. Explore, conquer and exploit hundreds of thousands of planets.

Explore: Fog of war and dynamically generated universes require exploration and reconnaissance, key components of the empire building experience.

Streamlined Interface: Jump to any controlled planet or fleet from anywhere in the galaxy with just a few touches.

Diplomacy: Enact a state of Peace, War or Embargo with other players. A rich array of interpersonal player dynamics awaits.

Many Ways to Win: Win by the application of brute force or economic superiority. Transcend the stars or collect ancient alien artifacts. Whether warmonger, diplomat or explorer, there are always ways to win.

Skill Trees: Utilize a diverse and flexible selection of over 40 skills that allow you to do anything from creating black holes to swindling other players in trade deals.

Player Communication: Robust in-game mail and chat systems feature private channels and item attachments to negotiate trade and arrange covert operations.

Retina Display: Stunning visuals are tailor-made to support both Retina and traditional iPhone displays.

Universal: A single account may login from any iOS device you or anyone else owns.

Supports iOS 4.3+ devices.

Visit us at any of the following places:
http://zarksoft.com
https://www.facebook.com/ZarkSoft

Check out our videos at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/zarksoft






Quote:
NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 222 MB.

Price in NZ is FREE
05-27-2012, 08:50 AM
There are only 2 servers available, and one doesn't start until the 27th of may - are anyone in any non-tutorial servers??

Game center: sebattytan
05-27-2012, 11:37 AM
yeah. it seems we got a really buggy product. That is bad enough. But, the game doesn't seem to be that popular, either (no competitive server has more than like 250 people on it, right?). If it were a good, unpopular game, it could slowly built a base. If it were a bad, popular game, it could survive until it fixed its problems. I don't see this ending well at all, unfortunately. I feel bad for them because I know how much effort was put into this game. I think that, at one point, they completely scrapped the product and began anew.

But, i just feel like i'm playing craps my first time in Vegas. I have no clue about the intricacies of the rules, and no way to learn them should I want to. the house (that is the players who were in beta who are playing 2 or 3 characters simultaneously) has the advantage. and i keep 💩💩💩💩ing losing c(s)hips, and have no 💩💩💩💩ing clue where they went.

I hope I'm wrong about it all. But, i'll be scrapping my existing games, and waiting for a more rounded out product. Hopefully there will still be a few players by the time that happens.

05-27-2012, 11:45 AM
I can't play this anymore, a rivel has just ripped through every planet I own and all I can do is watch. I can't stay logged in long enough to mount a defense, ships often won't respond when I can get on.....it's like having a bully smash you in the face and not being able to defend yourself whatsoever.

Games like this instill anxiety. You constantly worry about it when you're not even playing.....it's like a bloody job.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
05-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 200
I definitely think the players who were beta testers are going to control the games for a while. While I have not been attacked yet, I'm sure it's because I don't have anything of value, lol.

Push notifications (that sent push notifications) would be nice.

Three or four days later and I'm STILL not used to double-tapping menu items on an iOS device.

I wouldn't mind quicker access to the Factories info - such as under the Ships screen. Trying to find out if I have any ships building seems to involve way too many taps to find the factories.

I like how when you go to build ships it tells you which research you need to have completed - which means I also wouldn't mind if under research items it would tell you which ships they apply to. Again, would save me so many screen taps.

Is there anything showing amount of resources you are harvesting? I don't see any dynamic numbers changing so I'm not even sure my harvesters are working, lol.

Would be nice to have an active chat going in-game. But honestly, only having a little chat window at the bottom of the screen isn't really too appealing for chat conversations.

I just recently took a look at the iOS game Haypi Kingdom (which has been around forever, apparently) but that is more designed like I wish this game was.
05-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Wrath, I think you have some great points/comments, particularly concerning the need for a global production/factory tab, and the need for harvesting/trade data (which could go in the badly needed log I've already suggested ). Two things though. Afaik, any research that will unlock a ship or orbital already does mention that in its description. The chat is better than it looks at first. When you join a channel, there is an arrow button that will expand it to several lines or minimize it to the 1 line you usually see.
05-27-2012, 01:38 PM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Afaik, any research that will unlock a ship or orbital already does mention that in its description.
Thanks, Royce - you are right! I double-checked and yes, it does list them under the research item - thanks for the reminder!

And devensega's comment "Games like this instill anxiety. You constantly worry about it when you're not even playing.....it's like a bloody job." totally cracked me up! LOL I know the feeling, although at this point with this game I don't know enough about what I'm doing to even be worried about what happens, hehe.
05-27-2012, 02:00 PM
Been reading these posts and my enthusiasm
for getting this game is almost gone !!
How sad
Can anyone give me a good reason to get this game so I won't be kicking myself a million times
05-27-2012, 02:19 PM
Ha ha....just checked in to the game after having log in/server issues all day. All my planets gone and my home world under attack. All ships, orbitals and defense arrays destroyed.......no messages and no way to defend myself all day.....

I won't be starting another game.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
05-27-2012, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Capricornman View Post
Been reading these posts and my enthusiasm
for getting this game is almost gone !!
How sad
Can anyone give me a good reason to get this game so I won't be kicking myself a million times
It's cheap (2 bucks for a month, plus a free month to come), and has a lot going for it despite current bugginess and UI imperfections. If you don't want to play with a buggy product, move on and check back later. I am personally trying to learn what I can about game mechanics and strategy now, so that I'll be ready to play competitively when the game gets a bit more polished up
05-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
It's cheap (2 bucks for a month, plus a free month to come), and has a lot going for it despite current bugginess and UI imperfections. If you don't want to play with a buggy product, move on and check back later. I am personally trying to learn what I can about game mechanics and strategy now, so that I'll be ready to play competitively when the game gets a bit more polished up
Thanks Royce
Just might take the plunge for a month
Cheers

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