Tidbits, Events, etc.
Finally Some Progress!: Dominique recently managed to cross-compile the new version on Windows and Linux using FreePascal ( http://www.freepascal.org ), and got the Intro and MainMenu interfaces working, but there is still much to do to get the engine working. Theoretically since it compiles with FreePascal, the engine should also work on MacOS X as well when it is done.
Once the engine port is done it should still be compatible with chapters 1-6.
Hope this is good news for anyone wondering about this project. Very small steps, but we are getting there.
Going Open Source!: In order to give the Siege game an extended practical life, allow ongoing player support, give the game a chance to be made available on other platforms, and to share our technical learning experience with the game development community, the Board of Directors at Digital Tome LP have agreed to release the Delphi source to the Siege game to the Open Source community under an LGPL license! A new web site will be established on SourceForge.net as the home of the game project. The project will be at http://sourceforge.net/projects/soaos/
THE Man!: At this time it appears that Dominique Louis of DelphiGamer will be the new Siege project leader. He was a significant contributor to the Siege development, and a consistent advocate of open Delphi game design resources. See savage
Web Expiring: This web site is soon to expire. It appears that the Digital Tome management are electing to not renew this cost/site and so this may not be here much longer. It appears that the replacement site will be at http://soaos.sourceforge.net/
Change in Product Offering: With the continuing successful sales of our Anthology CD we have withdrawn the online/downloadable game Chapters. Due to an odd convergence of costs related to Electronic Software Distribution we are unable to provide the downloads for the same attractive prices now offered for the Anthology CD by some outlets.
The Grand Finale of the Siege of Avalon.
Siege of Avalon (tm) is the first Episodic Game Novel (tm) from Digital Tome, an innovator in the delivery of CD-quality downloadable games sold in multiple episodes called "Chapters." Siege of Avalon is a story-driven "traditional" medieval Computer-Role-Playing-Game released in six parts. Chapter 6 is now available directly from HERE. This Chapter is the grand finale of the Siege of Avalon game, and sets the stage for the sequel Pillars of Avalon. This Chapter is for all classes of game player. It concludes the main story elements, and takes the player into the ultimate battle for the survival of all the 7 Kingdoms.
Digital Tome, a Houston Texas based company launched Siege of Avalon to introduce their unique Episodic vision.
Prior News is HERE.