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Age of Conan: Unchained News

  • Three Gods and a City...

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with four new pieces of lore! This lore covers the three most worshiped gods as well as the city of Old Tarantia.

    Find out more about the gods of the world of King Conan. Our lore section has been updated today with information on three of the most worshiped gods, Crom, Mitra and Set.

    Get clicking to learn more. What do you think about Age of Conan? Will you be playing it when it launches? Let us know in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.com!

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Second Edition of Behind the Scenes on the Official Site

    This week's edition of Behind the Scenes on the official site for Age of Conan gives us an in depth look at how a design team works...

    This week we catch up again with Age of Conan lead designer Ole Herbjornsen as he explains a little more about how the design team works.

    Hi again! Following up from my previous article I wanted to go into the other designer ‘classes’ that we have in Age of Conan. (Especially since I don’t want anyone feeling left out!) So today we look at the roles of the item, special effects, quest and system designers.

    Keep reading to learn more! Can't wait for Age of Conan to launch? Tell us why in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Funcom and SCi/Eidos sign co-publishing agreement for 'Age of Conan'

    This press release was issued this morning...

    The highly anticipated MMO has March to May as new launch window –

    Oslo, Norway - July 24, 2006 – Funcom announces the signing of a co-publishing agreement with SCi/Eidos for ‘Age of Conan’, the highly anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO). Under the terms of the agreement, SCi/Eidos is to publish the boxed product of ‘Age of Conan’ while Funcom retains digital distribution rights. The agreement gives SCi/Eidos distribution rights for North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Funcom will operate servers and provide customer service for the game and collect and retain subscription revenues.

    The two parties have agreed to set the new launch window between March and May 2007. The contract contains specific sales targets, which, if met, will make ‘Age of Conan’ a highly successful game. The PC version of ‘Age of Conan’ is currently in the Beta phase of development and Funcom and SCi/Eidos are pleased with the status of the game. Funcom and SCi/Eidos will also co-operate to bring the game to the console market.

    “We are very excited to work with SCi/Eidos on the publishing of Age of Conan,” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. “SCi/Eidos has proven their strength in PR, marketing and distribution with series like Hitman and Tomb Raider, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our co-publishing partner. Our two companies share a strong commitment and ambition for the game, and we feel certain the partnership will increase the likelihood of success and the total sales potential for the game.”

    “We have strong faith in the sales potential for ‘Age of Conan’, and by combining the knowledge and reach of both SCi/Eidos and Funcom we believe the game will become a great success,” said Ian Livingstone, Product Acquisition Director of Eidos. “The many E3 awards, the extensive worldwide press coverage, the vibrant online player community, the strong global brand and Funcom’s extensive MMO experience are all factors which bode well for the future of ‘Age of Conan’, and we will do our best to contribute to making it into a successful MMO franchise in the years to come.”

    ‘Age of Conan’ is a Showcase title for Windows Vista, and the game recently won the “Best MMO of E3” awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo Games. More information, screenshots, forums, newsletter sign-up and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com.

    What do you think of this news? Click the forum link on the left of the page and head over and tell us. Ten Ton Hammer is committed to bringing you the latest news on all your favorite MMOs including Age of Conan.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • The Return of Inflatable Swords!

    Reported on the official site for Age of Conan on Friday, inflatable swords will make an appearence at Comic Con. Age of Conan will be joining the folks at Dark Horse Comics at their booth for the event.

    Next week sees a great Conan presence at the Comic-con event in San Diego. If you are planning on attending the show make sure you catch some of the action at the show!

    We will be joining our friends at Dark Horse comics at their booth to talk a little about the game and to hand out the first prints of the exclusive Age of Conan comic created by the Dark Horse team (as well as our ever popular inflatable swords)!

    Read more about this on the official site. Are you looking forward to playing Age of Conan? Share your thoughts with us in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • New Concept Art

    Two new images have been added to the gallery on the official Age of Conan site. See them for yourself and let us know what you think of them in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Concept Art, Party Invitation and an Interview

    Friday was a busy day over at the Age of Conan main site. Three seperate stories were posted. Lets take a look at them...

  • Interview with the Game Director
    The folks at www.theoldergamers.com sat down with Game Director Gaute Godager to find out more about Age of Conan. check this interview out for lots of juciey details!
  • Win an Invitation to the Conan Party of the Year!
    As part of their participation at this years Comic-con event in San Diego. Conan Properties International are throwing a Conan Party on Thursday the 20th of July and we were lucky enough to snag five invitations for the event to give away to five lucky fans! Keep reading to find out more!
  • New Concept Art Added to Site
    The Age of Conan site has been updated with four new concept images. Hurry over and check them out!
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Fri, Jan 18, 2008
LadySirse
  • What Will Your Character Look Like?

    The makers of Age of Conan revealed their plans for character customization today.

    In Age of Conan, Hyboria is a cruel and unforgiving world, we wanted our characters to look like survivors, people whose features reflected the violent and merciless nature of Hyboria.

    Find out more on how you will be able to personalize your character in Age of Conan!

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • The feature of the day for Age of Conan is a "getting to know you" piece on their music director Knut Avenstroup.

    Want to get an insight into what goes into making the soundtrack and music for a game like Age of Conan? Wonder no longer as we grab some time with the man behind the music!

    Could you please introduce yourself to the readers, what you do on the Conan project and how long you have been working on the game?

    Hi everybody! My name is Knut Avenstroup Haugen. I create all the music for Age of Conan and I've been involved with this project since fall 2004.

    What is it like to create the score for a gigantic game like Age of Conan?

    It's a lot of fun! I've always been a Conan fan and a gamer, so basically, I've always wanted to work on a project like this. It's hugely exciting to be a part of bringing the world of Hyboria to life (and in my opinion it's the most captivating and convincing incarnation so far!). Of course, it's a monumental task, but I love writing music and on this project I'll be able to create music for a whole universe! It can't get much better than that :)

    Read more here.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Awenyddion
  • There is so much information on this one today that I decided to put it all in one place. Let's start with the Concept Art.

    We have added some new concept art to the site today showing some of the work going into creating the buildings of Hyboria!

    When building an MMO one of the things that a great deal of time is spent on is creating the world itself! This is particularly true when you are dealing with a wonderfully deep license like the world created by Robert E Howard. The world has been envisioned by millions of peoples reading his books for decades and everyone has an ideal in their mind when they think of Cimmeria, Stygia, Tortage or anywhere else you care to mention!

    Bringing it all to life is no easy task - from concept art, through three dimensional art, to the world builders carefully putting everything together a whole lot of work goes into creating the world that the players will be able to explore.

    This week we wanted to show some of the fine details and attention to detail that goes into designing every aspect of the world and a great example is the buildings of Hyboria! To be more specific in this instance the buildings that players will find in Cimmeria, the birthplace of Conan himself.

    Go check out those huts!

    Next on our tour of Conan is the Forum Competition.

    Ready to show off your creative writing skills? Find out more about our great forum competition.

    Now is your chance to show the Age of Conan community your creative works! We are looking for a story about a character you will play or a character living in Hyboria. The top 3 creative stories selected will be allowed to set their own custom forum usertitle*!

    Your story can include several things including how you came to Hyboria, what your current profession is, any major events in your life that affect what you do now, childhood memories, your friends, your lifestyles, and lots more.

    The rules are simple...

    * Your submission must be about a civilian in the Hyborean world and you cannot portray your character as a hero.

    * Your submission must stay in the theme of the Age of Conan. (i.e. no cars, planes, computers, etc..).

    * Your submission must not be tied to any major storyline characters or alter or influence change in the main storyline of REHs works. (i.e. You cannot be cousins with Conan and have a latte with him every Tuesday down at Tortage Coffee Shop).
    * Your submission must be 700 words minimum and only one submission per person will be considered. The only accepted formats are Text Files (.txt) and Rich Text Files (.rtf) only.

    * You must be registered with the Age of Conan Forum located at http://forums.ageofconan.com/ and your account must be in good standing.

    All submissions must be recieved by June 9th, 2006 to [email protected] with the subject: Character Biography Contest - [Forum Name]

    Winners will be chosen and announced by June 16, 2006.

    Unfortunately you can count me out of this one. My writing skills rival the slowest first grader.

    Last but not least, our favorite Barbarian will be making an appearance at this year's DragonCon.

    t's that time of year again as we make our annual visit to Dragoncon and invite players along to join in the fun!

    We are delighted to confirm that we will be attending the Dragoncon convention in Atlanta in September and will again be having a player gathering for people to come and meet us and chat about the game and join in on some competitions and fun!

    There will be members of the development team there to answer your questions and join in the fun!

    If you are attending and want to reserve a place at one of our evening gatherings please send an email to community@anarchyonline with the subject line “Dragoncon gathering” with your name and details. Space will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

    Dragoncon is a great convention and a whole lot of fun and we look forward to seeing you all there!

    So much goodness that I'm spent!

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Awenyddion
  • Funcom's Johan Tenga has a 1up blog for their upcoming game Age of Conan. See what he has to say this week about the game and other life events

    Long time no see. Well I've been very busy lately so it has been hard to sit down and focus my thoughts on the blog. First there was E3 which went very well and we are all very proud of the great awards that the game recieved from the press and media, its always good to know that people are looking forward to playing the game!

    You can read the entire entry here.

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    News
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    Awenyddion
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