Alamaze in its resurgence has started over 160 games in eight different formats delighting its devoted PBEM player base. Alamaze offers introductory games for new or newly returning players we call Primeval, we have individual games, team games, anonymous games, secret victory condition games, and more.
Our player community is very active on our Forum posting over 24,000 messages, many of which are to help new players get acclimated and
answering their questions.
We have had many exciting developments in the past few months, including evolving to a whole new web-based platform with gorgeous turn results, and supported by a great new online order entry and verification system that is easy to use and virtually eliminates player errors and streamlines turn planning.
Most spectacularly, we have entered the beta testing phase for the exciting debut of Alamaze 3rd Cycle: The choosing. This includes sweeping enhancements to all aspects of the game:
Military, Political, Covert, Economic, Adventuring, and the game interface. Not to mention, 12 new kingdoms have been introduced, including The Illusionist, The Amazons, The Necromancer,
The Tyrant, and eight others.
Within the game and its rules, we have made many enhancements to the overall experience of this Origins Game of the Year in its rules and in increasing possible strategies to individual kingdoms. Among the most notable design improvements have been to the Early Strategic Objectives, where players now choose their objectives, fitting them to their own play-style and the strengths of the kingdom, and similarly a new model for the kingdom's Secret Victory Conditions, also selected by the players.
The new web-based platform has games processing within minutes of the turn deadline. Of course, players are still enjoying the best value in all of PBEM, with our introductory Scout Level Service still just $19.95 a month for seven turns.
We have now reached the point where we have completed all the improvements we wished to make to Alamaze Classic, the game that has been enjoyed for more than 25 years by thousands. While classic 2nd Cycle games of Alamaze will remain available, internally our attention now turns to the excitement of 3rd Cycle, The Choosing. It is almost here - stay tuned!