Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is an MMORPG set in the world of ancient Rome where gods are as commonplace as monsters and other creatures of myth. In the game, you take the role of a demi-god, the son or daughter of one of the great gods. In playing you choose which god of the pantheon you will ally yourself with and gain the powers and abilities associated with that god.
Although the only race available at launch will be human, each character can pick from these six classes: Soldier, Gladiator, Mystic, Priest, Scout and Nomad. Players will also choose from two gods associated with each class: Soldiers can serve Minerva or Mars; Gladiators serve Fortuna or Jupiter; Scouts serve Diana or Apollo; Nomads serve Nemesis or Mercury; Priests serve Juno or Pluto; and Mystics serve Trevia or Bacchus.
Gods & Heroes was initially under development by the now defunct Perpetual Entertainment. The game was thought lost until Heatwave Interactive acquired the rights in February, 2010. Gods & Heroes launched on July 21st, 2011.