Shrapnel Games on Wednesday announced that its new turn-based fantasy strategy game Dominions 3: The Awakening has reached Gold Master and will begin shipping Oct. 2. Developed by Illwinter Games, Dominions 3 lets players control over 50 nations in three different Ages, with up to 20 other AI or human players competing against them.
The goal of Dominions 3 is to attain true godhood through any means necessary, whether thatis military power, magic, or Machiavellian means. Players recruit troops from the over 1,500 units in the game, scout territory, research magic, perform rituals, storm castles, and more. Over 600 spells and more than 300 magic items are available.
The game sells for US$54.95 and requires Mac OS X v10.1, 256MB RAM, 500MB hard drive space, and an OpenGL-accelerated video card.