AoW1 Released on Impulse and Gog

Many of you have already seen it but we want to highlight this breaking story and keep it here. Swolte reported out on the AoW2 newspage the following:

Wow, what is this…

It’s like being thrown back in time several years. Developers posting on the forums, as well as enthusiasm about a new release!

Exciting times! As was announced by Arnout in the been awhile thread, Age of Wonders I, the digital rerelease, was coming ‘soon’. And did it!! Today Age of Wonders, the original, is available again after all these years. Please see this thread for details.

Age of Wonders II as well as Shadow Magic will be available soon in the same places at Impulse and !


Historic event: the first PBEM video of a complete match!

Written by Swolte on AoW2 and HG Main site

I think that never in the history of this game, a match has been recorded with such detail as the match between Enginerd and PawelS for the 2009 1v1 tournament.

You need to take a look at the interview and the video posted at the TNS show from October 29th here!
Enginerd has recorded each day of his match and edited into a YouTube video for all to see!

You are urged to leave comments regarding the video in the actual gamethread here. I think we are lucky that the match itself has been an exciting one as well. It shows some of the tough decisions you can be faced with when playing at a highly competitive level, and the numerous options the game provides to solve them.

Security Breach

Angel Zen, HG’s Chief Technology Officer, has confirmed a security breach of our servers which left virus-infected files in our database. At this time, we are not prepared to release any details as to the origin of the breach or the specific threat level, however we strongly recommend that that all users, particularly those who have accessed the site since 16 July, run deep virus scans, as well as a current spyware scanner such as Spybot Search & Destroy as there is a chance you may have been affected.

AoW1 Summer News and Updates

It has been an amazing and eventful year thus far at AoW1. We’ve seen several new forummers come join us and they are participating in several games. We welcome the newcomers. If you haven’t had a chance to meet them be sure to say hello.

Have you ever wondered which race is the favorite out there…or which spell sphere… or which lvl 4 unit or level 1 tiles (who comes up with this stuff?!). Recently I found myself voting against the border tiles but there are so many to choose from. Several elimination games are nearing and end and a few new ones have started. You can vote once per day and support your favorite or eliminate the rest. You can go here for details.

Come join us at AoW1 Forums, it’s a blast!

AoW1 Needs Your Help, All Forum Members Needed to Vote!

You’ve waited long enough… The maps were made a couple months ago… Our expert panel has now made their comments… And they are very interesting reads! But we need your help, we need every forum member to go Vote! That’s right, read through the comments, check out the map, play it a bit and Vote! That’s right… just give it a score, we need your input here.. 7 Maps were submitted in two different themes for the Winter Holiday Mapmaking Competition. Some really good maps, check them out.

And… if you’re bored and want to see another exciting tournament just come down to this thread to watch 18 players go to battle in this doubles tournament. Exciting times at AoW1… What’s next? Well… we’ll save that for another Newspost!