Big Huge Games Returns With Civilization-Inspired Strategy Game

Big Huge Games Returns With Civilization-Inspired Strategy Game

A casualty of THQ and the 38 Studios implosion, Big Huge Games has been resurrected by original founders Brian Reynolds and Tim Train.

Just in time for Halloween, a game studio has been brought back from the dead. Big Huge Games, which was founded by Firaxis alumnus Brian Reynolds and three other game designers in 2000, was part of the 38 Studios debacle that resulted in all of its employees being laid off. After a brief stint at Epic Games, the studio was shuttered again in 2013. Now it's back, thanks to the Big Huge Game trademark going up for auction in Rhode Island, with original designers Reynolds and Tim Train at the helm.

Game Informer is reporting that the newly resurrected Big Huge Games has partnered with Nexon and has more than two dozen employees working towards the release of its next game, the Civilization-inspired mobile strategy title DomiNations. According to Reynolds, the game "covers the sweep of human history... You move through the ages and build wonders of the world, make alliances, and rule your kingdom." DomiNations is also reminiscent of Clash of Clans, but Reynolds clarifies, "We think of it as this developing new genre, and we have certainly taken some inspiration, but we don't think anyone has done a 'sweep of human history' game in that genre yet."

Big Huge Games found success early on with Rise of Nations, and joined THQ in 2008. The now-defunct mega-publisher jettisoned Big Huge Games in 2009, at which point it joined 38 Studios to develop Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Despite the studio's poor luck over the last half-decade, this looks like a fresh start for Big Huge Games. The first game of the revived studio will be available for iOS and Android in 2015.

Source: Game Informer

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Here's a brief summary of my cognition of this article:

Big Huge Games returns

Hooray! Potentially more Rise of Nations?

with Civilization-inspired strategy game

Excellent! Shut up and take my mone-

mobile strategy title

*Mental alarm bells interrupt*

reminiscent of Clash of the Clans

Abandon all hope now.

Definitely reminds me more of Rise of Nations and Clash of Clans than Civilization...
Oh well...

Oh man, all this post did was get my hopes up and remind me of how much fun I had with Rise of Nations. Oh well, luckily I still have my CD somewhere and Its also on steam. I should pick it up on the next sale...
I'll leave this here if anyone else wants to get nostalgic.

Rise of Nations for mobile phones? Well, colour me going back to RoN on the PC.

Shamanic Rhythm:
Here's a brief summary of my cognition of this article:

Big Huge Games returns

Hooray! Potentially more Rise of Nations?

with Civilization-inspired strategy game

Excellent! Shut up and take my mone-

mobile strategy title

*Mental alarm bells interrupt*

reminiscent of Clash of the Clans

Abandon all hope now.

Pretty much summed up my thought process. Rise of Nations is an awesome game and while I don't mind a new IP (since I believe Microsoft owns the IP) I won't get some shitty mobile money sink. Looks like Big Huge is a zombie, a shell of it's former self.

No offense, but "fresh start" and mobile gaming should never be used to try and spin a story as positive.

Mobile is the last waystation on the road to hell. Maybe they can team up with John Romero and go work for Zynga next.

According to this, they haven't been resurrected. Someone just forgot to put the final nail in their coffin and their pinky was sticking out of it.

This is basically a cruel joke being played on all the RON/ROL fans. Though I suppose you can always hope that they somehow magically manage to work their way up from zero.

Big Huge Games has been resurrected

Awesome i love rise of nations and rise of legends.

Civilization-inspired strategy game

And now i don't give a shit.

Shamanic Rhythm:
Here's a brief summary of my cognition of this article:

Big Huge Games returns

Hooray! Potentially more Rise of Nations?

with Civilization-inspired strategy game

Excellent! Shut up and take my mone-

mobile strategy title

*Mental alarm bells interrupt*

reminiscent of Clash of the Clans

Abandon all hope now.

Same exact thoughts were in my head when reading it.

All they need to do now is be acquired by Zynga.

Shamanic Rhythm:
Here's a brief summary of my cognition of this article:

Big Huge Games returns

Hooray! Potentially more Rise of Nations?

with Civilization-inspired strategy game

Excellent! Shut up and take my mone-

mobile strategy title

*Mental alarm bells interrupt*

reminiscent of Clash of the Clans

Abandon all hope now.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the matter.

I guess it is, technically, possible to get a decent mobile game out of this. About the same chance I have to sprout another dick... but hey, hope never dies.

I must congratulate the OP - you managed to raise my hopes that the developer who made one of my favourite strategy games of all time was returning to the strategy game market. You then dashed them quite expertly when you said this "Civilization-inspired mobile strategy title DomiNations".

Including the mobile part in the title would have saved me a click.

Mojo:
I'll leave this here if anyone else wants to get nostalgic.

That's some good music right there.

Rise of Legends 2. Now. Don't care about the rest - make it NOW

Mhmh:
This is basically a cruel joke being played on all the RON/ROL fans. Though I suppose you can always hope that they somehow magically manage to work their way up from zero.

Actually it's a cruel joke on ALL of the Ensemble Studio RTS. While Starcraft is now Esport tier, Ensemble RTS have to forced into the hells of Mobile Gaming.

Sigh.. Another clone. So I imagine the game will revolve around two things:

Special Currency to speed things up (which you mostly have to buy with real money to get)
Waiting for stuff to build

Sounds fun. /sarcasm

 

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