Funcom’s Conan Unconquered isn’t an MMO – it’s a strategy game

    
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When Funcom announced last week that it was debuting yet another Conan title, the guessing game was on. Battle royale? OARPG? Mobile? Retro? RPG? Card game? Camel punching simulator? (That one’s courtesy of reader Koshelkin!) Only a couple of folks settled on strategy game, and as it turns out, they were right, as Saturday Funcom announced Conan Unconquered.

“The mighty barbarian returns, this time in the first-ever strategy game set in the brutal and savage world of Conan! Funcom is thrilled to announce Conan Unconquered, a strategy game releasing in Q2 2019 where players must build the ultimate stronghold and assemble an unconquerable army that can stand against wave after wave of enemies in increasing numbers and difficulty.”

This is another game published by Funcom and developed by another studio – in this case, Petroglyph, a long-time dev in the strategy space, though MMO players might remember it better for its Trion partnership and the failed MMORTS End of Nations.

Conan Unconquered [is a] high-pace strategy game where players face wave after wave of enemies in ever-increasing numbers and difficulty. To withstand the savage hordes players must build an unconquerable stronghold and put up walls and other defensive measures to avoid utter destruction. While the game can be played entirely in single-player, two players can also play together online to build a shared stronghold while fending off the enemy hordes allowing for a unique, cooperative multiplayer experience.”

Funcom is also still working on a single-player Conan title; this one, however, is due out by summer of next year.

Source: Press release. Cheers, Cotic.
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Hikari Kenzaki

I would have preferred Turn Based, but we’ve had a lot of really good games this year in that genre and I’ll probably have some fun playing this.

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Bruno Brito

They’re really going to nickel and dime this franchise while AoC players are left to rot, ain’t they?

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Mr.McSleaz

Nice one, lmao :)

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I’ve a terrible weakness for puns 🙂

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xpsync

Looks much like Age of Empires.

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johnwillo

For the love of Crom, I really hope that there are some non-desert environments, too. I get that maps are easier to create without a lot of pesky trees and rivers, but I am so tired of Conan-of-the-Sahara. The first Conan movie filmed in the desert because it was cheap, not to enshrine the environment as the only place Conan ever lived or traveled.

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cambruin

High-pace. You lost me there.

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Zora

Aaaah why, so close and so far away *cries* don’t call it strategy if it’s an APM button masher, I want to take my time with turn-based gameplay!

It could never be like civilization but I had some hope it might be like tropico, hybrid gameplay with pausing/unpausing…oh well

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Armsman

So, its “Age of (Hyborian) Empires” then. ;)

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Greaterdivinity

Not what I was hoping for in the slightest but I’m…still kinda alright with it. Definitely didn’t expect this in the slightest, but if it’s good I’m down for a decent Conan themed RTS.

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Vaeris

Not what I was hoping for…

This seems to be the theme for the majority of game developers lately. At least, it’s the elicited response.

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Baemir

Yep. Not the industry’s best days.

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MikeInTheLab

Conan GO in 2020
Conan MOBA in 2021