Allegiance the MSN Gaming Zone space-combat game from the minds of Microsoft Research, combines the challenges of tactical squadron-based combat, intense one-on-one space dogfights, and amazing graphical and sound effects into a space-action experience like nothing you've seen before.Defend the honor of one of three unique civilizations. Choose between 18 fighter craft and 20 distinct weapon types. Create massive space stations, or captain 16 different capital ships. Choose strategically, there is no turning back.
All taking place on the MSN Gaming Zone, you can elect to get into the action immediately in death-match style arenas, or pledge Allegiance to one of the diverse Factions and join a squadron. And when you play on the Allegiance Zone, you'll be able to engage hundreds of players in death-match style arenas, compete in tournaments, and access exclusive additional civilizations!
Enter environments rich with asteroids, planets, novas, nebulae, and naturally occurring wormholes.
Utilize all your senses. Fully 3D stereo sounds and Force Feedback joystick support add visceral impact to game events like collisions, failing shields, passing capital ships, and weapon fire.
Blow your enemies away. Stunning, colorful effects and explosions intensify the furious combat experience.
Break free from predictable wingmen and drone enemies. Allegiance is built from the ground-up to be an evolving, unpredictable challenge with and against other humans.
Form your alliances carefully. Allegiance supports up to six teams of between 3 and 15 players each. Varying win conditions like deathmatch, deathwatch, property, capture the flag, and conquest provide a diverse gameplay experience.
Play anywhere. Set up your own game servers, play on public Internet servers or on local area networks (LANs).
Deathmatch with hundreds of players in huge space arenas in the Allegiance Zone, an exclusive dedicated area of the MSN Gaming Zone. The pace is furious and the combat is frenzied.
Play a variety of roles like scout, fighter pilot, turret gunner, bomber, capital ship captain, base defender, investor, and commander. Each game and each player's experience can be unique.
Learn on the fly. New players can learn while playing by taking on subordinate, single-action roles.
Invest in success. Choose to play conquest games, where development and management of crucial resources are keys to your success. Progress through a rich technology tree full of unique weapons like sniper rifles, advanced bases like the deadly shipyard, specialized spacecraft like the AWAC, and new equipment like the cloaking device.
Communicate with your squad-mates. Features like instant voice-chat make essential communication with your squadron quick and easy. Press the "attack my target" key, and your friends hear a human voice screaming, "attack my target," in addition to an arrow in their HUD indicating which target to attack.
Master the strategy. Any player can access the third-person strategic overview, giving them a full view of what's going on in the game. This allows would-be commanders to get a bird's eye perspective of the game and to issue strategic and tactical objectives to teammates and mining/building drones.