Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar early access begins Feb. 12

Historical strategy game Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar will enter Steam Early Access at a "discounted price" on February 12. The game is being published by Kasedo Games, which is the digital-only division of Kalypso Media. If Early Access is good enough for Ubisoft, don't be surprised to see more publishers with plenty of capital using the pay-for-alpha/beta program to reduce risk on their end in 2014.

"The game is already in an advanced state of completion - which includes about 12 hours of gameplay, most of the main game features and the first two chapters of the campaign," noted Kasedo Games in the announcement. The ready-for-primetime version of the game will be on PC this spring.
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Steam Early Access for Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar Starts 12th February
Early Access Kicks off with Twitch.tv Developer Walkthrough
Bracknell, UK, 4th February 2014 – Kasedo Games is pleased to announce that Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar, the sequel to the award-winning historical strategy game Hegemony Rome: Wars of Ancient Greece, will be available via Steam Early Access at a discounted price from 12th February.

Early Access gives players the opportunity to support us during the development process of Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar. The game is already in an advanced state of completion - which includes about 12 hours of gameplay, most of the main game features and the first two chapters of the campaign. For more information on the Steam Early Access head over to the Steam page here.

In preparation for Early Access, developer Longbow Games will be hosting two Developer Walkthroughs via Twitch.tv; where they will debut the first gameplay of Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar and answer questions in a live chat session. The first stream will be held on the 12th of February at 19:00GMT/20:00CET, while the second will follow on the 13th of February at 20:00EST for North America. You can view both streams at: www.twitch.tv/kalypsomedia.

After the Livestream, both Longbow Games and Kasedo will be on hand to answer questions, but fans can get involved now by posting questions to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/KasedoGames. Or tweet them to us via our Twitter page @KasedoGames with the hastag #Hegemony_Live and we will answer them after the Live Stream.

View the teaser trailer for Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar here
Or download it here
Download new Early Access screenshots here


Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar takes you to the plains and forests of ancient Gaul where Julius Caesar wages a decade long war to subjugate the barbarian hordes. It will immerse you in history like no other real time strategy game ever before, forcing you to pay close attention to the changing seasons and rapidly changing military situations.

Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar will be available on Windows PC spring 2014. For more information please visit www.kasedogames.com

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.