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Legends of Middle Earth… IS RELEASED


Many congratulations to Stephen, his sidekick Lars and others for finishing this project.
Legends of Middle Earth is a merge of Legends of the Third Age and Stephen’s Middle Earth modpack, complete with the Two Towers campaign, plus a few scenarios for The Return of the King and The Hobbit. In addition, you are now able to play standard games against each as the race of Men, Elves, Orc or Dwarves!

On top of the hundreds/thousands of hours put into creating the new units, buildings and levels, there is also a completely original soundtrack. Please note there are also sounds and images borrowed from the movie in order to increase the realism/novelty.

All contained in a zip archive that’s less than the size of a graphics card driver.

So without further delay, here is the link to the file on our server: Fly you fools!

Update: 8th April 2011 – Problems were reported with the download file being corrupted. The above link now links to the file on LFS, which is uncorrupted.

Legends of Middle Earth – Minas Tirith screenshots

Sorry it’s been so long folks!

Stephen, the main creator of Legends of Middle Earth has sent screens of his latest awesomeness:






As for a release date? I don’t have a clue.

LFS Restrospective Interview on HG

Reach268 of AoMH’s mod team interviewed myself and Nodgene about the studio’s past. You can read it here: http://aom.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=15,28797,,10

Update 22nd July 2010

The studio continues much as it has done for the past few months – sleeping :p And Legends of Middle Earth continues to elude release, indefinitely.

Petar on the other hand has been busy working on a very robust mod utility for GRID and Dirt 2. If you’d like to know more about that, please comment on this post.

An official pre-compiled 0AD build has been released: http://trac.wildfiregames.com/wiki/LatestRelease If you don’t know what 0AD is, it’s a strategy game being developed voluntarily and for no profit – in other words – free to you. It’s a project that’s been worked on for more years than I can remember; certainly pre-dates LFS’s launch, and possibly Age of Mythology’s release. If I remember correctly, it was started by former senior designers of Tsunami Studios or SCNPunk. Those two teams were the best back in the Age of Kings days and were huge inspirations for Liquid Fire Studios.

Another indie game that was started during the same era and by people with similar backgrounds is Dawn of Fantasy http://dawnoffantasy.com/, and it’s just gone into closed beta. This game is much further along than 0AD due to the promise of paid work once the game is released. To be honest, I’m not sure if the game will ever see a commercial release. From what I know, the manager has been pitching the game to publishers for years without much success. I do hope the best for the project of course. I myself worked there for a month in 2006, but quickly realised the great probability of no end game.

Starcraft 2 is soon to be released next week. I’m gonna wait till I have more free time before buying it, because I will no doubt get completely hooked!

Last thing I want to say – if you’re interested in site/graphic design or 2D/3D animation, check out my site: http://sebcastilho.com/ I am currently studying Animation in university.

Update 25/03/2010

Hi there, it’s been a hwile.

Legends of Middle Earth is being playtested. The guys want the release to be perfecto 🙂

I have to say there’s not much else going on here. We won’t be starting any projects for Age of Mythology or Age of Empires 3, and that means we won’t be recruiting. Nodgene does happen to be making an AOE3 multiplayer scenario though, so I’ll keep you updated about that.

I am doing an animation degree (ba) course at the moment, which keeps me 100% busy. Who knows though, I may get a band of people together to do projects for Starcraft 2 or some Unreal Engine 3 game. Actually if you didn’t know, the engine is being offered for free to non-commercial developers, and at a small cost if you go commercial.

The forums will remain indefinitely closed until the studio becomes active again. Oh and the studio will always be around. We’ve been around too long and achieved too much to simply drop out completely. I kind of miss the old days when we were competing with Ambition Designs to get the best projects out 🙂 Shout out to Shrink and Archaeopteryx.

Last thing – A couple of people have been asking about troubles with getting some of our projects to work (eg. Incident 39, Age of Star Wars, Legends of the Third Age). I’m just going to put it straight – I personally can’t help you with that. There’s too many different factors, but I will say that if it doesn’t work then it’s usually because you have other mods installed.

As always, we appreciate that you appreciate our work and we’ll appreciate any appreciation shown through star ratings or comments 🙂

Till next time – 😉