iCELL is a partnering developer of Tactics Anthem. Mr Chua says that ‘Tactics Anthem is honored to be among the first games chosen to be hosted in the Singapore-China portal.’ Mr Chua believes that Tactics Anthem is the first ever Game-n-Book product in the whole South East Asia to debut in China. He hopes to work with other developers from both East and West to co-develop new online titles for the Chinese market at the Chinajoy event. Mr Chua will be attending the Press Conference to be held at Kerry Hotel, Shanghai on 27 July 2011 2:30pm where the Chinese portal will be officially launched. The URL and the portal name will be revealed during the Press Conference, together with the outreach plans by various parties.
Tactics Anthem is originally coded in English. To facilitate its localization into Chinese, other than language translation, some images have also been changed to suit the taste of the Chinese audience. It is envisaged that when the full system is up, players from the US can play against players in China through the Singapore portal. The US player will see the China player’s cards in English while the Chinese player will see the US player’s cards in Mandarin. iCELL is also looking at including automatic translation service so that during chat sessions, players can converse in their native language in the same session.
The Tactics Anthem game has its own domain http://www.tacticsanthem.com whereas the book is available through Chinese partner Shanda Literature in both English and Chinese under the ‘Seals of Light’ brand through their portal sdl.sg. The Chinese-translated edition can be found at: http://www.sdl.sg/
To celebrate Tactics Anthem’s Chinese localization, during the Chinajoy period, the public can download ‘Tactician’
The Tactics Anthem gameplay PvP gameplay video can be viewed on Youtube at:
Do google 'Tactics Anthem' to see the range of products already created for this property (video, online game, comics etc). In collaboration with Camelot Hobbies, Tactics Anthem eBooks can also be found on popular retail sites such as iBookstore, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and on eBook portals such as Smashwords.com and Lulu.com.
While many stories have been told about King Arthur and his knights, none has explored the events upon his death. Will Camelot survive the onslaught? Furthermore, this is also a Book-Game initiative, and an Online Game has been created to immerse the reader in this new universe, where England is now Bretunia, where an entirely new geographical construct awaits. Co-authors will write about the Tactician living in the post-Arthurian era, and his adventures. Registration and gameplay is Free for this current version of the online game. Compete with friends online and stay on top of the ranking ladder.
The synopsis of the Tactics Anthem Book-n-Game universe is as follows:
With the fall of King Arthur, Castle Camelot and Bretunia itself is in danger of being devastated by Queen Morgana. An unlikely bunch of wizard, makidon, galan and knight comes to the fore. Are they the chosen who will deliver Camelot by recovering the fabled Armor of Light? You have longed to become a Tactician under the orders of Castle Camelot. The long months of training have sharpened you, and the rumors of war are making you yearn for action. Never would you have imagined that the Prince of Camelot has gone missing – and you are about to be part of his adventure…
The China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) is among the top three game expos in the world, ChinaJoy is the No.1 game expo in Asia. It is meant to encourage and support legal game products, and establish a platform for the comprehensive development of Chinese electronics products.
iCELL Network is a leader in wireless infrastructure and solutions in Singapore and one of the country's pioneering Wireless ISPs and system integrators. The company is also one of the three Wireless ISPs selected for Singapore's island-wide Wireless@SG public Wi–Fi initiative.
About Tactics Anthem (Online Cardgame) http://www.tacticsanthem.com
Tactics Anthem is a new generation of online trading-card battle system. Its revolutionary gameplay uses a twin-deck duel mechanism and focuses heavily on battle formations over the conventional attack strength of an individual creature. Gameplay is simple and yet challenging to master, with fantastic replay value. The twin-deck battle system allows you to build unique strategies which, up until now, has never been possible. With no scores or points to keep, winning is a matter of deploying your entire minion hand into victory across the opponent's battlefield.
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