Byzen tells the beginning and development of the ‘Revolución Oriental’ (Eastern revolution) in 1811, focusing especially on the episodes of oppression of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata on the Banda Oriental. The game is introduced from the diary of a peasant named Ignacio, who writes about the serious problems that weigh on his homeland due to the Spanish Empire control. Our protagonist decides to take along, with several others, a revolution to the north of the Banda Oriental, which fails and as consequence are taken under the claws of the Spanish crown. Ignacio manages to escape from prison Montevideo’s prison, hiding at two days from the city. There, he meets Venancio, a farmer who hates viceroy Elio and with as much fury as the rest of the viceroyalty, it is then that he makes one with the ‘Oriental’ collective need for freedom and put an end to Elio’s harsh rule.

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We're almost there to get our video game finished, even though the exact concept of BYZEN...

Posted by EG-Games on Dec 2nd, 2011

We're almost there to get our video game finished, even though the exact concept of BYZENis not very well-planted, its final version will be quite different than all the demo and betaversions actually posted on IndieDB.And I know... I've made of BYZEN a bad reputation, thanks to the release delays and all thetroubles I had until now...

byzen beta 2

Although we have a release date established for the final version of BYZEN, I won't publish it...I don't want the game's followers to expect this date, even when they are just a few.
Getting the conclusion, which this news is focused about, I want to introduce this:“Since the early development of BYZEN on February 2011, it had a lot of work on it, and alsothe research done to get the game historically right as expected. The science clubs, which itwas our main goal, we didn't see it coming though, but BYZEN won 2 prizes, one of them isvery important in consequence of the year it was given to us. The game ended up being anUruguayan success in 2011. As I said before, it is not finished yet, but I guess a lot of people isgoing to be surprised of the final product.”

Prize in science clubs!!

Thank you to all EG-GAMES, BYZEN, UTU-ARENA series followers, and the Uruguay, Peru andArgentina fans club. Because you made possible a lot of things of this proyect.Thanks to Mariano, my partner and friend who is in this quest as a freelancer. ToIsrael “elmanp2” Medina, he was the one who helped me out writing code when I was stuck init (btw he translated this text). I have too many people to thank to, but the news will get a littlelong hehe.

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