Nokia reveals Pathway to Glory developer
Pathway to Glory takes mobile gaming to the next level with unique online features
September 14, 2004 -- RedLynx together with Nokia have created a truly unique mobile game, Pathway to Glory, exclusively created for the N-Gage platform. It includes a complete range of new online features in the form of a critically acclaimed Second World War action-packed strategy game. This exclusive N-Gage game features innovative and unique ways for gamers around the globe to connect, compete, cooperate and communicate. In the online Multiplayer game mode players can either connect to collaborate and compete in the Global Battleground via the N-Gage Arena, or set up a local multiplayer game of up to six players via Bluetooth wireless technology. The game truly exploits the N-Gage capabilities and takes mobile gaming beyond what is currently known.
One of Pathway to Glory’s groundbreaking features is the advanced in-game communication system that ensures communication between players and strengthens the co-operation between allies. The Field Radio feature enables gamers to send voice messages to each other during the game, which get transmitted as a though a player’s N-Gage game deck was acting as a field radio. This is a world first for mobile gaming and showcases the possibilities that the N-Gage platform provides for game developers. The pre-configured message system allows gamers to use predefined text messages within the game that can then be sent to other players.
In the Global Battle Ground, players can choose from four different campaigns consisting of 12 extensive multiplayer levels with support for up to 48 soldiers and 16 vehicles in a single battleground. Detail-rich battleground environments range from Sicily and the Rhein to Normandy, with a permanent damage system in place to add an additional level of realism.
Another innovative feature enables gamers to search on-going Pathway to Glory games and choose which game they want to join. The Go-to-friend feature lets gamers check their N-Gage Arena Buddy List to see which friends are online and then join in the same game that their friends are playing.
Nokia also disclosed that Helsinki-based RedLynx is the developer behind the game. With a handpicked team consisting of experts in game development and cellular networks, RedLynx has delivered an exciting range of revolutionary mobile gaming features.
"Working with Nokia to craft a flagship N-Gage title has been a huge opportunity for us. Nokia's uncompromising focus to create a superior quality product has given us the drive and determination to build the best possible game that we could," says Tero Virtala, CEO of RedLynx.
“We’ve been impressed with RedLynx’s ability to not only deliver a world class game, but also for their innovation and creativity in making the most of what the N-Gage platform can offer,” said Toni Virhiä, Senior Producer, Pathway to Glory, Nokia. “Their hard work and dedication will ensure that Pathway to Glory will amaze gamers around the world.”
The GPRS Mobile Warfare of the Pathway to Glory Pathway to Glory has two game modes: a Ranked game mode and a Filtered game mode. The Ranked game mode enables gamers to compete based on their Global Military Rank against players of a similar rank. This ensures easy access for casual and beginning gamers to fight against equally skilled opponents. Success in the battlefield increases ones rank making the game even more addictive. The Filtered game mode allows gamers to create a game and choose the level(s) for the battleground, while choosing the number of players and soldiers for each team and defining the length of the turn for both sides.
Pathway to Glory is expected to be in stores distributed by Nokia in November 2004.