Factsheet

Developer:
Secret Lair Games, Inc.
Based in Port Coquitlam, Canada

Founding date:
June 27, 2003

Website:
secretlairgames.com

Press / Business Contact:
info@secretlairgames.com

Social:
@onemanmmo
facebook.com/OneManMMO
plus.google.com/+Theimperialrealm

Releases:
The Imperial Realm Miranda

Address:
Box 78034
Port Coquitlam, BC, V3B 3N0
Canada

Phone:

Description

Secret Lair Games, Inc. builds online worlds. Its first is The Imperial Realm::Miranda, an old school fast-action base-building resource-collecting sci-fi RTS you can play with your friends, and their friends, and their friends, and their friends...

History

Early history

Robert Basler released his first game, Space Mines, in 1981. It was built for the Ohio Scientific Superboard II and featured spectacular 80x25 black and white ASCII art and frenetic gameplay. Later, Robert worked on the multiplayer tech for 32 Electronic Arts titles for the PSP, the Nintendo Wii and PC including big-name franchises like Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL Football.

The Imperial Realm::Miranda

Rob spent many evenings playing Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 multiplayer LAN games with his friends, but over the years they all moved to distant cities. When World of Warcraft came out, he had the idea of bringing the group back together by combining massively multiplayer gameplay with the frenetic strategy and action of the RTS genre. In 2009, work started on "MMO-1" as Miranda was known at that time. Over the next six years, work continued on the Lair Engine, quietly building rendering, networking, audio, UI, patching, accounting, tools, gameplay and a hundred other systems. His progress was documented on his blog "The One Man MMO Project." The first screenshots of The Imperial Realm::Miranda were released in 2013. Private testing of the game started in June 2015. Public testing of the game started November 2016.

Videos

Teaser YouTube

Let's Play: Unit Design Demo YouTube

Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (4MB)
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Happy Days.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Crashed Spaceship.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Progressive Military Map of Miranda Cropped.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Waiting Out The Sandstorm.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Building Animations And Smoke.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Mansion sur Mont.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Megabase.jpg
The Imperial Realm - Miranda - Capital City Duststorm.jpg

There are far more images available for Secret Lair Games, Inc., but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Robert Basler
Programmer, Designer, Artist, Entrepreneur, Optimist

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks