Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox, is the kind of guy that you want to sit around a table with, drinks in hand, and talk about games. In fact that was exactly what we did at E3 this year. It was easily one of the best “appointments” I had at the entire show even though there wasn’t a monitor or laptop in sight. It was just a few people sitting around a table with a Tom Collins talking games.
During our lengthy chat, Mr. Wester hinted (strongly) that they were working on a “Dungeon Keeper type” of game with Cyanide Studios. Today that cat has left the building as Impire has been officially announced.
Details remain a little thin, and we’ll try to get Fredrik to talk about the game here at NHS if we can, but basically you play as a demon imp and you need to manage your evil “impire” and keep the remaining imps happy and in line while fighting off waves of annoying treasure/glory hunters. Games like this live or die on their interface so here’s hoping Cyanide can pull it off.
(A set of 12 screens below)