Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest is the official expansion pack for the real-time strategy game Empire Earth. Art of Conquest was developed by Mad Doc Software, and was released on 17 September 2002 in the United States. The game was released in Europe later in the year, and the following year in Japan. The Gold Edition of Empire Earth, which features both the original and the expansion, was released on 6 May 2003.
Art of Conquest added several new features to the original Empire Earth, including new units, new civilizations (Japan and Korea), civilization powers, and new hero units. Art of Conquest also features three new campaigns: Ancient Rome, World War II, and 24th Century Mars.
The gameplay in Art of Conquest is the same as in the original Empire Earth, albeit with some changes. Variable difficulty has been added to those scenarios which had not received it in a patch of the original Empire Earth. Online multiplayer capabilities has been added, allowing players to play online with up to 7 other players either over the internet via a lobby system, or over a local area network (LAN).
The new Space Age (Epoch XV) allows the building of spaceports and spaceships on maps that allow it. Robots replace Citizens in the Nano Age and infantry in the Space Age (these robots are known as Watchmen). Nano age Farms are run by robots, and by the Space Age farms no longer need citizens to manage them.Each civilization has its own power, or "Civ Power". Often, these powers are only available during certain epochs. A Civ Power gives each nation a specialty: the Chinese, for example, have the "just-in-time manufacturing" ability; while the Japanese have the powerful "cyber ninja" ability.
Empire Earth supports multiplayer games over LAN connections and online. Multiplayer games are identical in form to single player games. Art of Conquest multiplayer play has many exploits, which players can use to give themselves an unfair advantage. The game's publisher, Vivendi Games, has set up forums where players can report exploits. The multiplayer servers were taken offline on 1 November 2008, players are only able to play through Local area network.
Three new campaigns were added in The Art of Conquest. They are the an Ancient Roman campaign about Gaius Marius and Julius Caesar, a campaign involving the warfare in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, and a futuristic Asian campaign involving the colonization of Mars.
|Empire Earth Series|
|Empire Earth (Series)||Empire Earth • Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest • Empire Earth II • Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy • Empire Earth III|
|In-game||Epochs • Civilizations • Units • Buildings • Campaigns • Heroes • Nature • Resources • Technology|
|Spin offs||Empires: Dawn of the Modern World • Empire Earth Mobile|
|Misc.||Guides • FAQ • Custom Civilizations • Mods|
|Wiki||Admins • Rules|