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Transocean 2 Rivals sets sail today

Discussion in 'PiratesAhoy! News' started by Thagarr, May 11, 2016.

  • by Thagarr, May 11, 2016 at 3:51 PM
  • Thagarr

    Thagarr Pining for the Fjords! Staff Member Administrator Creative Support Storm Modder News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Ship ahoy! Gripping maritime business simulation sets sail today

    MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany – 11th May 2016 – Developer Deck13 Hamburg and publisher astragon Entertainment are happy to announce the worldwide release today of TransOcean 2: Rivals, the second chapter of their challenging economic strategy simulation series for PC and Mac with a suggested retail price of £18.99/€24.99.

    In the online Multiplayer mode, up to eight rivals can compete against each other. Each game is divided into several rounds in which the players will have to complete various tasks in order to gain Victory Points, the criteria for which are defined randomly at the beginning of each game. Each play session will therefore offer new challenges and demand not only the employment of the players’ strategic skills but also a high amount of tactical flexibility.

    The single-player campaign starts in North America and leads the player through six story chapters with steadily increasing levels of difficulty. Throughout the campaign they will not only learn about the gameplay elements and tactics of TransOcean 2: Rivals, but also discover new classes of ships, cargo and 60 redesigned harbours, the ideal training for a successful multiplayer career! A motivating medal system will inspire players to keep starting new game sessions in order to reach their optimum performance in each chapter.

    In the Competition mode the game’s AI will adopt the part of the multiplayer mode’s human competitors. Every round offers testing victory conditions that will keep combining constantly into new fields of activity and whose completion will be awarded with valuable Victory points. Besides a keen sense for timing and economic inter-relationships, clever tricks such as acts of sabotage should be part of the player’s repertoire. The length of the game session and the number of enemy AI players (1 to 7) as well as the difficulty settings of the AI opponents are selectable by the player.

    The Endless mode operates completely without any kind of constraints: Here ship owners will be able to manage their business to their heart’s content and work on growing it into their very own ocean carrier empire without any time limits or quests.

    Demanding tasks will however not only be encountered on the open seas: During manual docking and undocking in the single-player mode of TransOcean 2: Rivals, captains will be able to prove their skills at the helm. This mini game will occur randomly whenever the tugboat crews decide to go on strike for better pay.

    The brand new release trailer can be viewed at:

    · Three varied single-player game modes: The challenging ‘Campaign’, the tranquil ‘Endless Game’ and the ‘Competition’ mode against AI opponents
    · The popular single-player 3D mini-game is back! Man the wheel of your own ship and navigate through some pretty tricky situations
    · Compete against up to seven other players in Multiplayer mode and employ the best strategy to earn Victory Points
    · New types of ship and cargo: Next to Container Ships there are now also Tankers and Bulk Ships, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses
    · Improve your ships with a wide range of upgrades
    · Over 60 ports across all continents

    For more on TransOcean 2: Rivals:

    Steam - Save 10% on TransOcean 2: Rivals on Steam

    Homepage - TransOcean – Official Website

    Facebook - TransOcean

    About astragon Entertainment GmbH and astragon Sales & Services GmbH
    The astragon Entertainment GmbH and the astragon Sales & Services GmbH have emerged as the core of the newly created astragon group formerly consisting of the two games publishers astragon Software GmbH (founded in 2000) and rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (founded in 1998) in July 2015. Today, the astragon group is the second largest producer and marketer of computer games in Germany (number of units CD-ROM/DVD as per GfK Media Control, complete annual evaluation 2015).

    The main focus of the group’s product range lies with casual games and technical simulation games for PC. Adventure games and economy simulations complement astragon’s diverse portfolio. The popular game series “Big Fish Games“, “play+smile“ and “Best of Simulations“ form three strong umbrella brands by astragon in retail market. Additionally to the distribution to retail partners in the German language area by the astragon Sales & Services GmbH, products are also marketed internationally under license and via download by the astragon Entertainment GmbH. Games for consoles, mobile devices as well as smartphones and tablets complete astragons product range. For more information, please visit astragon
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Discussion in 'PiratesAhoy! News' started by Thagarr, May 11, 2016.

  1. Homo eructus
    I'd like to see a competitive shipping company game set in the age of clippers or even windjammers, researching and building faster and faster ships to get that tea back home before the competitors. And dealing with storms, steamships, colonial unrest, etc.
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  2. Captain Murphy
    Holy mackerel, have you seen the reviews on steam for this? 110 negative reviews, most in the past day. So it seems to have fallen flat in the first launch. I am reading, however, that the devs are actually taking feedback from players to help improve the experience, which is a good thing. I can't say that I would spent $24 on it, not with the current list of reviews, though.
    Thagarr likes this.
  3. Thagarr
    Indeed, I would love to see a game like that as well! So far, about the closest thing I have seen on the horizon is Winds of Trade.

    Yeah, it looks like it is not really a strategic masterpiece, but it was the first nautical game press release I had seen in quite some time. :wp
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