Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising News

  • Perpetual Cuts Jobs

    The official site for Gods and Heroes has been updated with a note to the community in response to the reports that Perpetual Games has laid off 35 people.

    I am posting this message on behalf of Chris McKibbin, President & Co-founder of Perpetual:

    As some of you may have heard we have made some staffing changes at Perpetual. We are proud to announce that we are within a month of being content complete on Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising , our upcoming AAA MMO title. As we achieve this major development milestone, a number of content production roles come to an end.

    Get clicking to read the rest.

    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
  • The Soldier Feat Tree - Levels 1 to 20 has posted this look at the Soldier Feat Tree today. Provided by the makers of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising, it's something you don't want to miss.

    As mentioned, Soldiers are capable of withstanding assaults that would devastate any other warrior. "Clipeatus Defense" is the basic defensive buff Soldiers can learn to give them increased ability in using a shield to block their opponents' attacks. When battling ranged combatants, "Shot Defense" is an invaluable feat, as it increases your chances of parrying incoming missiles.

    Get clicking to read the rest. Stop by our Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer Community site today to catch up on all the latest news and information on this upcoming game.

    Thu, Nov 09, 2006
  • Design An Emote Contest Winners Released

    The official site for Gods and Heroes has been updated with a list of the winning emotes from their Design An Emote contest. Head over and find out what new and interesting ways you'll be able to express yourself in game.

    Have you joined the Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer Community site yet? Why not? It just takes a moment to register. You can even share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs in our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Fri, Oct 20, 2006
  • Perpetual's Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Enters Closed Beta

    Its time for that exciting step in a MMO's development. Gods and Heroes has steped into closed beta according to a press release that was issued.

    "The Core Testers currently in the Beta are the very first outside people to play the game, and we are thrilled at what they've had to say," said Richard Zinser, Vice President of Game Services for Perpetual Entertainment. "Their positive feedback on playability and balance has confirmed that we're on the right path to making Gods & Heroes the best game possible at launch."

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more details. Have you joined our new Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer Community yet? Why not? It just takes a moment to register so get moving! You canalso get up to date on all the latest news and announcments on all things Gods and Heroes in our news archives.

    Wed, Oct 04, 2006
  • Design an Emote Animation Contest! - July 25, 2006

    Do you get frustrated in your favorite MMO when you try to do an emote that doesn't have an animation? Stand for minutes on end typing emote commands at your friends so you can giggle at the stream of animations? You're not alone! The makers of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising want to get your thoughts on emote animations. To that end they have announced a new contest...

    *Jumps with joy*, *Raises hands to the sky*, *Does the Robot*

    Those are just a few of the possibilities for the Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Design an Emote Animation contest! Is there am emote animation that you wish your favorite online game featured? Well now is your chance to get your desired emote in Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising!

    Get clicking and read more about how to enter this contest! *shoo's everyone to the contest site*

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • Woohoo Let's hear it for Gods & Heroes screenshots! You can find 18 brand spankin new shots at Worthplaying.

    More Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising news.

    There's a reason we gave it E3's Best of Show Award!

    Thu, Jun 08, 2006
  • I've been squealing like a school girl for that past five minutes. I'm not joking, it's true. Beta is on it's way!

    Get Registered for Beta! - June 05, 2006

    We are getting closer and closer to kicking-off the official Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising beta program, so now is a good time to sign-up for your chance to get in! How do you sign-up for your chance to get in? Well, the best (and right now the only) way to get signed up is by creating a personalized Perpetual Entertainment Platform Account HERE. This will also get you registered for the message boards, so if you already have a message board account, you are already signed-up for your chance at getting into beta.

    As we get started with our beta program there will be numerous opportunities for you to become involved with Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising. Throughout the many stages of open and closed beta, we will have a limited number of slots available to bring people into the game, and several stages will be filled with randomly selected PEP account holders.

    As the beta progresses, there will be other opportunities to get in on the fun though special promotions we will be holding with our partner sites and various fansites. Be sure to keep an eye out for those exciting moments, but most of all, be sure not to miss the first few chances to get into the Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Beta, create your PEP account today!

    You can register for the message boards here.

    More Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising news

    Tue, Jun 06, 2006
  • Are you looking for the skinny on one of our favorites games Gods and Heroes? Luckily they've started really amping up on the interviews and such. It's a good time for those of us who are enamored of this sweet sweet game. This time around you can find your information at MMOZ where they have an interview with Stieg Hedlund.

    MMOz: How does travel across the world work? If there is fast travel, are all travel points accessible from the beginning or do players need to explore and discover map locations before they can use fast travel?

    Stieg Hedlund: You can walk across the world, but that can get pretty old, so we definitely are deploying fast travel alternatives to get you where you’re going quickly. On the access to fast travel: yep—discover the travel terminal and you get to use it!

    You can read the rest here.

    More Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising News.

    Fri, May 26, 2006
  • The weirdest thing about this is... I belong at this site. *feels herself getting older and older as the WoW minutes pass* has conducted an interview with our very own Stieg Hedlund. Check out what he has to say about minions, loot, and the various other things you can expect to see in Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising!

    "No one likes loot more than me. Quests will certainly provide some of the monetary and items rewards, but there will also be plenty of loot in the world, both dropping from defeated NPCs and from chests. The item and looting systems are rooted in my experience on the Diablo franchise, and will be similarly robust and rewarding-you never know what you'll get!"

    There are also several new screenshots exclusive to

    Get the goods here.

    Thu, May 25, 2006
  • Firing Squad has an interview up with my fave developer Stieg Hedlund. The game - Gods & Heroes.

    FiringSquad: How does the back story for Gods and Heroes differ, if any, from the traditions of Greek and Roman myths?

    Stieg Hedlund: What’s great about having these Myths as our source material is that we didn’t need to make anything up, but instead simply to choose things to reinforce and add depth to the themes of our game. Our game takes the Titanomachia—the epic war between the Olympians and the Titans and something directly out of the literature—and uses it as its basis. There is certainly new material, as well, but it flows from the myth: in the timeline of the game, the Telchines, a mysterious race of sorcerers, and who sided with the Titans and were banished after the Olympians secured victory, have escaped from banishment, and mean to begin a second cataclysmic showdown with the gods.

    You can also find the interview that I did with Stieg right here.

    More Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising news.

    Wed, May 03, 2006
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