SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL 22:00 AEST: A new trailer, lifting the lid on the events surrounding the siege of Edring – as told in the forthcoming survival management strategy gameSiege Survival: Gloria Victis – has gone live.
Narrated by John Cavanagh it tells the story of how a small band of civilians, trapped by a besieging army in the small keep of the city. They are helping to supply and support the last remaining troops holding back the enemy while desperately awaiting the arrival of a relief force to end their suffering. You can watch the trailer here https://youtu.be/7GxCq-CSpOU
In addition to the trailer, the developers have put together some narrated gameplay footage. You can watch it here
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is set in the same medieval world as Gloria Victis MMORPG – the gritty realism focussed MMO of warring factions that has brought critical acclaim from hundreds of thousands of players across the globe.
In Siege Survival, your country has been invaded by ferocious warriors from the north and your city is now under a brutal siege. In your hands lies the fate of a small group of civilians who are trapped in the last remaining stronghold and are hanging on for dear life. Although you don’t participate in the fighting directly, their survival and that of the entire city is left to you as they try to support and supply the remaining soldiers who defend the walls on what little resources you can manage.
There are three core elements to the game:
- Crafting & resource management: You need better weapons, a roof over your head, hot food and all the other trappings that just existing entail; and the only way you’ll get these is if you and your team craft them. But resources are scarce and you’ll need to manage them wisely to make it through in one piece.
- Scavenging: Venturing out from the safety of your keep, you have to explore the ransacked city at night to collect raw materials, abandoned goods and weapons that you need to survive and hold out long enough for the reinforcements to arrive. Unlock new routes to various districts of the city, recruit more survivors and avoid enemy soldiers patrolling at night. If you don’t make it back by dawn, you’re as good as dead.
- Surviving the siege: Defending what’s left of your city are a few tired troops in dire need of arrows, weapons and armour; along with treatment for the wounded. You need to keep this squad supplied and supported in every way possible ahead of their battles every few days; otherwise the enemy will storm the keep.
All this is woven into a grim narrative with numerous moral dilemmas, forcing the player to regularly make tough decisions as they scavenge the city of Edring and desperately try to save it and themselves from impending doom. Sustain the troops or keep the civilians alive? Only the player can decide.
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis will be published on Koch Media’s Ravenscourt label: www.ravenscourt.games
About Black Eye Games
Founded in 2012, Black Eye Games are a team of developers based in Lublin in Poland, releasing their first title – the MMORPG Gloria Victis – in June 2016. Originally created remotely and “after hours” by an independent team of 7 developers with no initial budget, the game sold hundreds of thousands of copies since launch and has continued to expand its community and player base year after year.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Square Enix, Warner Bros and many others. With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns seven game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.