The Origin of The Savage Empire
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After the success of Ultima 6: The False Prophet, Origin decided to "create worlds" not part of the popular Ultima series using the same engine as Ultima 6. They came up with two games: The Savage Empire and Martian Dreams. The Savage Empire is set in a stone-age-like time period and features prehistoric tribes, a few dinosaurs, insect and reptile species, and NPCs with familiar names to Ultima fans...
Here's some more details about The Savage Empire:
- Genres: RPG, top-down party-based RPG
- System: DOS
- Released in: 1990
- Publisher: Origin Systems
- Developer: Origin Systems
- Designers: Richard Garriott, Stephen Beeman
- Themes: prehistory
- Keywords: multi-directional scroller, turn based, open world, party-based, top down, Ultima
- Multiplayer modes: single-player
- Input: keyboard, mouse
- Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
If you're a collector, you might want to look out for The Savage Empire original box and get these goodies:
- the fictional magazine "Ultimate Adventures"
- a Eodon glossy paper map
- a reference guide
- 7x5.25" disks or 4x3.5" disks
The special edition has the box autographed by Richard Garriott himself and includes a t-shirt and the "Malone's Guide" hint book.
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