Clash of the Titans! Mytheon Preview at GDC 2010

Posted Tue, Mar 16, 2010 by jeffprime

Combining the elements of real-time strategy and action-oriented RPG, Mytheon is chock full of innovative gameplay. Developed by Petroglyph, this upcoming free-to-play game allows players to adventure in the world of the ancient Greek gods and face fearsome enemies such as Medusa and Hades. Do you have what it takes to be a hero in the vein of Perseus or Achilles?

We began our game experience in Argos, an ancient city teetering on the brink of disaster. Thanks to the recent exploits of Jason and his Argonauts, Argos is protected from the wrath of the gods by virtue of the golden fleece. It’s a good thing too, because the gods are feeling wrathful – they see their godlike status threatened by man’s pride and a handful of the gods, demi-gods, and supernatural villains have thrown down the gauntlet, challenging man to an all-out war.

You can read the full preview here.

A chance meeting with Petroglyph Co-Founder Mike Legg made me feel a lot better about liking what I saw of Mytheon at GDC 2011. More than any other developer I’ve ever met, Mike personifies absolute, unwavering enthusiasm – like some happy marriage between a first-rate development mind, a smiley face, and an espresso bean. That’s part of the reason we were, subjectively speaking, so entirely galled when True Games Interactive sued Petroglyph to regain development rights to Mytheon just weeks before release. Since I’d played Mytheon months before the ugliness and found it (to my admittedly para-professional eye) far more stable and bug-free than most other games in a similar state of development, it appeared to me that this was publisher villainy of the ugliest kind… like corporate thieves using a loose contract as a tommy gun and threatened legal action as the getaway car.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011

Mytheon has suffered its share of bumps during development with a few delays and

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Thu, Mar 03, 2011

UTV True Games kicked off the open beta phase for its multiplayer/action RPG, Mytheon.

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Wed, Feb 23, 2011
UTV True Games has released a new trailer featuring the father of the gods, Zeus, in their upcoming multiplayer/action RPG, Mytheon. The trailer shows the
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