Life of Rome is a third and first-person MMORPG set in the persistent world of Rome. The game is played from the point of view of both Roman and Barbarian; designed to emphasize roleplay and community using a faction system and player-driven politics. The in-game world is a fifty square-kilometer representation of Rome and its surrounding areas, including several small villages and Roman forts.
Roleplaying Focus: Players interact with each other in a series of locations spread across the area. Major roleplaying-based storylines, purely optional, will be started and run by Breakout Studios staff as well as players. Players in a position of power may also affect gameplay by setting a faction’s agenda, creating long-term political, economic, or military goals, which are broken up into missions handed down through a faction’s hierarchy in the form of player generated and driven missions.
Two Factions: To create a new character, players must choose either to be part of the Roman or Barbarian faction. Players may choose from several sets of starting clothing as well as between male and female. Characters from each faction can communicate with others nearby or use the in-game mail, but players in the same faction can use a faction only chat to communicate with each other from anywhere. Each faction also has its own perks and play a different role in the game.