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Developers Adding Chinese Language in Beta Branch

Haarlem, The Netherlands – October 21 2016 – Publisher Iceberg Interactive unveils a major update today to the highly regarded 4x turn-based strategy title Oriental Empires, available on the Steam Early Access program, including the simplified Chinese language to the game. After a highly positive reception, the game continues to receive regular updates, greatly improving all aspects of the game, including siege mechanics, battles, economy and play balancing.

For details on today’s big update for Oriental Empires, please refer to the changelog in the Steam Hub.

Furthermore, an important feature on the roadmap has been accelerated, due to community pressure, and players are now able to opt into a simplified Chinese version of the game. In order to access the Chinese version of the game, players must click their right mouse button on the game in their Steam list, select properties and click BETAS. From the drop down menu, select Chinese beta and the Chinese version will be downloaded automatically.

Developers R.T. Smith and John Carline, renowned for their work on the original Total War titles, have more in store for their growing community in the upcoming weeks for Oriental Empires, including the hotly anticipated multiplayer mode.


The game is now available in Steam’s Early Access Program at $29.99 For more information regarding Oriental Empires, please visit the official website at:


Step into the world of the ancient Orient. Control a city or tribe from the dawn of Chinese history, and turn it into a great empire. Develop your land, create great cities, raise huge armies and fight epic wars. Advance your technology, culture and religion to create one of mankind’s great civilizations. All the action takes place on one spectacular game map that brings to life the mountains, forests, plains and deserts of China. Zoom in close to review your troops and see your peasants toiling, or zoom out for a strategic overview. Plan your battles, end your turn, and then watch as your armies obey your orders, with hundreds of soldiers battling right on the game map.

About Iceberg Interactive 
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. Garnering attention with acclaimed releases over recent years, including Endless Space, Endless Legend, StarDrive 2 and Starpoint Gemini 2, the company has an exceptional line-up, including Oriental Empires, Killing Floor 2, Starpoint Gemini Warlords, Dawn of Andromeda, Lord of Rigel and Stars in Shadow – with further promising games in the pipeline.

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