ParaWorld is a computer game that belongs to the genre of real-time strategy, where players control units and buildings in order to achieve certain objectives. The game was released on September 25, 2006 for Windows platforms. It was developed by a German company called SEK (Spieleentwicklungskombinat), which is based in Berlin and specializes in creating strategy games. The game features a unique setting that combines prehistoric and fantasy elements. The game allows players to choose from more than 50 different types of prehistoric animals, especially dinosaurs and Pleistocene mammals, such as mammoths and sabertooth cats. The game also uses a copy protection system called TAGES, which installs a driver on the system to prevent unauthorized copying of the game.
The game has three playable factions: the Norsemen, the Dustriders and the Dragon Clan. Each faction has its own unique units, buildings and abilities. The game also features a fourth faction, the SEAS (Society of Exact Alternative Scientists), which is an enemy to all other factions and controls advanced technology. The game has a single-player campaign mode, where the player follows the story of three heroes who are transported to a parallel world called ParaWorld. The game also has a multiplayer mode, where up to eight players can compete or cooperate online or on a local network.
The game uses a 3D engine that allows for dynamic lighting, shadows and weather effects. The game also has a zoom function that lets the player zoom in and out of the battlefield. The game has a unique feature called the Army Controller, which is a circular interface that shows the player's units and allows for easy selection and management. The game also has a population limit that depends on the number of buildings the player has. The game allows the player to upgrade their units and buildings by collecting resources and researching technologies.
The game received mixed reviews from critics and players. Some praised the game's graphics, setting and Army Controller, while others criticized the game's balance, AI and copy protection. The game sold poorly and did not meet the expectations of the developers and publishers. The game also had several technical issues and bugs that affected its performance and stability. The game received one patch that fixed some of the problems, but no further updates or expansions were released. The game's official website and online servers were shut down in 2010. 061ffe29dd