Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances

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Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances exits beta, goes live

Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances exits beta, goes live

Browser-based MMO opens for business.

Browser-based strategy MMO Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances has exited beta and is now formally open for business, publisher EA has announced.

You'll pick from one of two factions - the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) or the Nod - and then set about managing your resources, building an army, fostering alliances and generally throwing your weight around.

It's free-to-play and works cross-platform. A cloud save feature will be available to make it accessible across both web browsers and mobile devices.

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Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances enters open beta

Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances has entered open beta, EA has announced.

Tiberium Alliances is a browser-based strategy game developed by German studio Phenomic (BattleForge, Lord of Ulltima). You have to gather resources, strike alliances and, of course, fight. Expect in-game news, status feeds and frequent updates.

EA has billed it as the first free-to-play cross-platform MMO strategy game, which will, over the coming months, feature cloud-saved data, accessible across web browsers and mobile devices. This, EA said, lets you play from home on your desktop or on the go from your smartphones or tablets.

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Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Preview: Casual Commandos

This is not Command & Conquer as we know it. In fact, it's not even war as many of us know it. One of the first things that Martin Lohlein, senior producer at Phenomic tells journalists playing the closed beta is that Tiberium Alliances is that he "wanted to give C&C players a chance to engage with the franchise in a different place in their gaming schedule."

If you do rigorously schedule your gaming, then that place could be on your daily commute, in line at the bank or in a well-hidden Firefox tab at work. The idea is that Tiberium Alliances will run on any device with a browser, allowing you to manage its ongoing conflicts with a few clicks, sending succinct instructions on what to get on with until you check back during your lunch break.

In practice this might sound almost like play by mail but in its current state what Tiberium Alliances most resembles is a cross between Phonemic's similar fantasy effort, Lords of Ultima and, well, a Facebook game.

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EA unveils Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances

EA unveils Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances

UPDATE: closed beta starts tomorrow.

UPDATE: EA has announced Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances and revealed it is a cross-platform game that works on web browsers and mobile devices.

The closed beta starts tomorrow, 15th December 2011.

"Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is the first MMO and first free-to-play game for the long-running Command & Conquer series," senior producer Martin Löhlein said.

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