|FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH 2001|
And the Winners Are...
Congratulations to the winners of our Zeus caption contest! Here are the winning entries:
First Prize ($100 Amazon.com gift certificate, t-shirt and poster): "Mmmm, I wonder if this one has a soft, creamy center?" --submitted by Liz Nation
Second Prize ($25 Amazon.com gift certificate, t-shirt and poster): "SOME assembly required?" --submitted by Jeff Kunkel
Third Prize (t-shirt and poster): "All I said to Hera was 'Wouldn't a temple to Aphrodite look nice here?' and that's how I got this black eye." --submitted by James King
Great job, Liz, Jeff and James, and thanks to everyone who submitted entries!
|FRIDAY JUNE 22ND 2001|
June 22: This Day in History
On June 22, 1937, Joe Louis became heavyweight champion of the world. On June 22, 1978, Conway Twitty's "Hello Darlin'" graced the top of the charts. And, on Friday June 22, 2001, Poseidon hit store shelves in North America! Your wait is finally over! Now, you can build mighty cities in the mysterious world of Atlantis, fight new monsters like the Sphinx and Chimera, explore the worlds of the Mayans and Egyptians and even create your own Atlantean adventures with the Poseidon Adventure Editor! Woohoo!
Mysteries of Poseidon's Atlantis Solved!
Do you wonder what the citizens of Atlantis look like? Do you long know about all the beautiful buildings that Atlanteans build? Do you thirst to learn more about Atlantean pyramids? Wonder, long and thirst no more! All your questions are answered on the brand new Poseidon website! Visit the website to learn about all the exciting new features that Poseidon offers to ancient city builders. And, be sure to check back often for the latest Poseidon news!
|WEDNESDAY JUNE 6TH 2001|
Poseidon Goes Gold!
Get your city-building skills ready: Poseidon has gone gold, and should be hitting North American store shelves shortly! Soon, you'll be leading cities in the mysterious world of Atlantis! In the meantime, take a look at an Atlantean city in action in these screenshots.
|FRIDAY JUNE 1ST 2001|
Place Your Bets!
Who will win in the battle of the Sphinx versus Atalanta? Or Bellerphon versus Chimera? You be the judge and check out these new animations here. For those you who prefer more sedate competitions, take look at these screenshots of typical day at the races in 600 BC.
|FRIDAY MAY 25TH 2001|
Introducing Hera and Atlas
As most of you know, Hera and Atlas have joined the pantheon of gods in Atlantis. Take a closer look at this pair -- and check out Poseidon's new look -- by clicking here. And, see the beautiful cities that these gods frequent!
|FRIDAY MAY 18TH 2001|
Life on Atlantis
"...and Poseidon...fortified the hill by enclosing it with concentric rings of sea and land." This is Plato's description of the city of Atlantis, a city that Poseidon always favored. See this beautiful city for yourself, and take a closer look at some of the wonders that you'll find there by clicking here. Enjoy!
|TUESDAY MAY 1ST 2001|
Poseidon Beta Sign-up Period Closed
The Beta Sign-up period is now closed. Judging by the number of applications we received, you are just as excited about Poseidon as we are! If you were chosen to participate in the beta test, you have been notified by email. Thanks to all who applied!
|FRIDAY APRIL 20TH 2001|
Poseidon Beta Announcement!
Applications are now open for wannabe Beta Testers for Zeus Official Expansion: Poseidon, an add-on for our latest city-building hit: Zeus: Master of Olympus. We'll choose up to 250 people for a test period running from May 18th through June 1st. Sign up at http://beta.impressionsgames.com/poseidon/.
You must already own the North American version (United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia) of Zeus: Master of Olympus. We regret that logistics prevent us from opening this test to customers with other language versions of Zeus. We're looking for a wide assortment of different computer systems, ages and skill levels, and especially for the ability to write clear, succinct reports and suggestions.
If you are chosen, we'll e-mail you on May 1. You have to sign and return a standard Non-Disclosure Agreement, which is a legal promise not to talk about the Beta test. When we have that in hand, we'll send you pre-release builds of Poseidon for testing and evaluation. Everyone who contributes will get a free boxed copy of Poseidon when the game is finished.
|WEDNESDAY APRIL 11TH 2001|
Zeus Official Expansion: Poseidon Immerses Gamers in the World of Atlantis
Impressions Games is pleased to announce the Zeus Official Expansion: Poseidon, an add-on for their latest city-building hit: Zeus: Master of Olympus. Due on store shelves this summer, the game takes place in the world of Atlantis, ruled by Poseidon, brother to mighty Zeus.
Poseidon expands the scope of Impressions Games’ city-building hit, Zeus: Master of Olympus to cover more of the ancient world. In Poseidon, players will build and rule the fabled cities of Atlantis, a kingdom of science and technology. They will mine the mysterious mineral “orichalc,” establish colonies in ancient Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia, and trade with ancient civilizations. New industries, massive monuments, and characters unique to Atlantis expand the city-building experience presented in Zeus: Master of Olympus. Never-before seen gods, monsters, and heroes help tell the tale as players build Atlantis into a mighty kingdom. Players will also be able to create their own adventures in Greece or Atlantis with a powerful, yet easy-to-use Adventure Editor.
Designed with strategy gamers of all skill level in mind, Zeus: Master of Olympus makes it simple to get a city built and running smoothly. But running the city is only a part of mastering Zeus. Players have to contend with driven deities who can appear in the city to cause happiness or havoc. Famous heroes wander the countryside, and can be summoned when their help is needed. Players must defend their cities from hostile invaders, monsters, and other Greek cities. Mixing the historical with the mythological, Zeus is divided into quests and objectives that can be completed in about an hour, making it the ideal diversion for both moderate gamers and hardcore strategists alike. You can get a peek behind the scenes and see screenshots and concept art by clicking here and here.
|FRIDAY APRIL 6TH 2001|
Zeus Cheat Codes!
Are you tired of watching towers fire plain old arrows? Is there some pesky wolf or monster that you are just dying to smite? Do you long to see a person dressed up like a wedge of cheese? Pine no more: all this and more can be yours with the Zeus cheat codes! To activate a cheat, press CTRL+ALT+C and type in the cheat code exactly as it appears on this web site. That means that capitalization and punctuation must match. Enjoy!
|FRIDAY MARCH 30TH 2001|
Adventure Editor and New Odyssey Adventure Now Available!
Impressions Games is pleased to announce the release of the first Official Zeus Enhancement Pack for download. With the free Enhancement Pack, owners of the latest City-Building Series, Zeus: Master of Olympus can create their own mythical tales and adventures. These files can be then traded online through several websites devoted to fans of the game. In addition, the download contains a new adventure that expands the storyline in the original game to provide even more city-building fun. The new adventure included in the Official Zeus Enhancement Pack is called The Odyssey and begins right where the last adventure in Zeus ended -- at the end of the Trojan War. The Enhancement Pack can be downloaded at Impressions Games.
|FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH 2001|
Wreak More Havoc with Cleopatra Cheat Codes!
Is there just not enough catastrophe in your cities? Disaster can be yours in an instant with the Cleopatra cheat codes! Type CTRL-ALT-c and type in the codes exactly as they appear (so, Mummys Curse is Mummys Curse, not mummy's curse, Mummys curse, etc.) Soon, carnage will be yours! Not all the cheats are doom and gloom, though; call upon the Ancient Astronauts and find out!
|FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH 2001|
Spruce up Your PC With Zeus!
Tired of looking at that dingy, old, out-of-style wallpaper on your computer? Then spice up your system with a set of Zeus: Master of Olympus art designed especially for your desktop! Available in a variety of styles and themes, and guaranteed to never rust, tear, or go out of fashion. Click here to see them all.
|FRIDAY JANUARY 12TH 2001|
Great Empires Collection Available!
Impressions Games is pleased to announce the release of the Great Empires Collection, packed full of gaming goodness from the award-winning City Building Series. This box set includes Caesar III, Pharaoh, and Cleopatra, and is sure to provide the arm-chair emperor with a chance to relive the glories of the ancient world! Click here to order it on-line, or visit your local software retailer.
|THURSDAY DECEMBER 21ST 2000|
The Making of Zeus, Part III: The Grand Finale
The final part of our three part series, The Making of Zeus is now available for download!
|WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20TH 2000|
The Making of Zeus, Part II: Zeus Unplugged
Did part I of The Making of Zeus leave you on the edge of your seat, yearning for more? Part II of The Making of Zeus is now available for download!
|TUESDAY DECEMBER 19TH 2000|
Zeus Is Ready for His Close-up, Mr. DeMille
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a game company? Or how we come up with ideas for games? Your questions are answered in the video, The Making of Zeus. Click here to download the first part of this three part series.
|TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7TH 2000|
Zeus Demo Available!
Face monsters, fight alongside heroes and encounter the gods by downloading the Zeus demo! Under your leadership, a Greek city will thrive! The demo offers just a taste of what you'll find in Zeus: Master of Olympus. Enjoy!