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 Montevideo’s prison, hiding at two days from the city. There, he meets Venancio, a farmer who hates viceroy Elio 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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Byzen has been under development since 2011 and as soon as there has been something to comment or make official our blog or social media has been used for it.

Since almost no information about development has been published during the last year, we are now going to inform you what has been done during 2014.

New engine update:
The graphic engine has been modified by its creators, which has been useful to add new characteristics and correct evident errors which were much more complicated to solve in its previous version. The new engine has changed the way of representing shadows, models and textures as well as it has also been optimized in order to have a better performance. A great detail is the quality of water inside Byzen, which has been considerably changed.



Campaign mode:
This mode is finished, each mission is completely programmed but still during testing stage. Many errors are being corrected.

Update system:
The update system is also under development and we are using the same previously presented version and will be released at the same time with Byzen. The user will be able to download the whole game and to keep it updated just by downloading one executable file as soon as we publish any news or updates.

Byzen is under revision 6, version 0.1. When we move to revision 7 the new update will be ready and we will be able to go on correcting normal errors.

Byzen’s future and its releasing date:
We don’t really enjoy discussing this point, since speculation has been our big failure. Still, we are going to let you know part of the situation to make some points clear:

We must remember Byzen is an official game for CODICEN and that we are completely being supported by them. However, CODICEN not only supports us, but also wants to acquire the game’s license in order to distribute it all over the computers which are given by the Uruguayan state to the students and also to upload it so that anybody con play it for free. Due to this fact the price of the license is under negotiation and that an evaluation committee enters in scene in order to give a suitable price to the license.

This means there is some time destined to negotiation and legal proceedings which are hopefully finishing and we are surely giving you good news in no time.
Well, the releasing date, based on what we have just commented will be on the 19th December 2014 but only if we get to an agreement with CODICEN, otherwise we will be releasing it on the 28th February 2015. According to the negotiation’s development, BYZEN WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE 28/02/2015

New incorporations:
During this year 5 more people have been incorporated to the team:

Sound area:

Maria Eugenia Carcoba – Feminine voice

Camilo Salvetti – Masculine voice

Agustin Careces – Music

Testing Area:

Enzo Ottonelli – Tester Leader

Diego Martin Piriz – Tester

With this we end with 2014 EG-Games news trying to calm the people who really want to play Byzen

Emiliano Galmarini – Technical Director EG-Games

Byzen will be released on January  5, 2014

Byzen will be released on January 5, 2014

1 year ago News 6 comments

As the title says, byzen will be available on January 5, 2014 (GMT -3) and the whole ‘Revolución Oriental de 1811’ campaign will be able to be played...

final stages of development

final stages of development

3 years ago News 0 comments

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



3 years ago News 0 comments

At this moment I have free time to achieve to inform the followers of BYZEN and of "EG-Games" very good news, specially at Salto's city 3 weeks ago

BYZEN IN national fair of science clubs

BYZEN IN national fair of science clubs

4 years ago News 2 comments

This Thursday morning, we go to the city of Salto to expose the game in the national fair of science clubs. We are very excited for it came time to board...

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...
Byzen 1811 - Final Demo

Byzen 1811 - Final Demo

2 months ago Demo 1 comment

The final Demo of Byzen!! 99% finished (Because is a demo :P) Wait the final version (Probably some months :/) to play the complete Campaign mode :D Enjoy...

Byzen Demo

Byzen Demo

11 months ago Demo 1 comment

This is the last demo of Byzen!! Esta es la ultima demo de Byzen!! Disfruten!! Enjoy!!

Byzen Demo Torrent

Byzen Demo Torrent

2 years ago Demo 4 comments

This file is the Official torrent of byzen demo. or try to download from .....



4 years ago Patch 0 comments

this is the fix for byzen beta ii. this fix correct various errors and bugs



4 years ago Other 0 comments

there is the pack that contains the redist for byzen (visual2005, 2008, and 2010) and .net framework 2.0



4 years ago Demo 4 comments


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TribalBeat Oct 13 2011 says:

Why don't you just call this a mod for 0 AD instead of a full indie game? You may get more recognition and support if you do the former.

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EG-Games Creator
EG-Games Oct 13 2011 replied:

Because byzen has a modified engine, and has a very little part of 0 ad. byzen is in develop in this moment, and its not finished the part of menus, ui, etc.

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feneur Nov 30 2011 replied:

If you've truly modified the engine, and not just the JavaScript files and art, you have to release the source of those modifications as well as the art and executable itself. Pyrogenesis is released under the GPL which simply put says that if you make a release that is based on a program using that license you need to make the source available as well.

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kneekoo Oct 9 2011 says:

Hmmm... I was about to say the interface looks like the one in 0 A.D. but now I see they are both built on the same engine. :)

It looks interesting. I'll track it. :) Good luck with it!

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Jaywolf359 Oct 10 2011 replied:

I thought the same, but I see now it's different. Good luck on this, I hope you accomplish your goals.

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EG-Games Creator
EG-Games Oct 10 2011 replied:

in this moment, we are modelling new houses and elements of this game :)

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EG-Games Creator
EG-Games Oct 9 2011 replied:

its true kneekoo, but for the final version I going to implement a new UI jeje

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u-raptor Oct 3 2011 says:

so what country is the game based on?

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EG-Games Creator
EG-Games Oct 3 2011 replied:

its based in the history of uruguay

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Thread Sep 27 2011 says:

This is good probly fun or addicting and you learn with it. Now why cant schools do this for history to get there attention. Can we see the data of it.

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EG-Games Creator
EG-Games Sep 27 2011 replied:

here in paysandu, the studentes thinks: "why learn hystory?... they are all death..."
with byzen, this students are addicting and learn our history with a game...

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Ffran10 Sep 17 2011 says:

Hey hablas español? do you speak spanish?

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EG-Games Creator
EG-Games Sep 17 2011 replied:

obio si soy uruguayo xD

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