Alea Jacta Est Makes its Debut

Posted by at 12:04 pm on September 24, 2012

French game developer AGEOD has released its new PC based historical sim “Alea Jacta Est.” The game is named for the phrase that Caesar said when he crossed the Rubicon river when he learned that the Senate had removed him from his command. Crossing that small Italian river was equivalent to disobeying Rome’s orders and entering into open rebellion.

Alea Jacta Est is the first historical game on a PC to cover the main Roman civil wars. The game was created by a team of dedicated players and recreates epic fights that pit Romans vs. Romans, including:

  • Civil war between Marius and Sulla (and Mithridate of Pontus) (87 to 82 BC).
  • The conflict between Rome, Sertorius and Mithridate (75 to 70 BC)
  •  The great Roman civil war with Caesar opposing Pompey (50 to 45 BC)
  • The Year of the Four Emperors (68 to 70 AD)
  • The advent of Septimius Severus (193 to 198 AD)

The game is designed to offer a great level of details and historical accuracy. It’s a true simulation where the player is directly confronted to the dilemmas and challenges of the great leaders of the time. How to build and pay your armies and fleets, to organize, maintain and maneuver them, taking into account military, economic and also political environments, as Rome’s neighbors won’t stay inactive and may well participate in the conflict, or take advantage of it for their own good.

Alea Jacta Est is a Steam Green light project, so players who are ethused about it can help to get it released on Steam. In the meantime, it is available from the creators at their website.

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