Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (often abbreviated as AGE2, The Age of Kings, AoE II or AOK) is a real-time strategy game developed by Ensemble Studios and a Microsoft corporation. Well behaved women rarely make history poster. First released in 1999 for Windows Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems, it is the second game in the Age of Empires series. Its expansion, The Conquerors, was released in 2000. A PlayStation 2 version was released in 2001 by Konami and a Nintendo DS sub-version, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings, developed by Backbone Entertainment. in 2006. Konami’s Dreamcast version was canceled. The story of The Age of Kings revolves around the Middle Ages and has all 13 civilizations. The British, the Eastern Roman Empire, the Celts, the Goths, the Teutons, the Franks, the Mongols, Chinese, Japanese, Persians, Saracens, Turks and Vikings. Players aim to exploit resources, which they use to build towns, create armies, and defeat their enemies. There are 5 campaigns based on history, bringing players into specialized conditions and backed stories. There are 3 more single player modes in the game, and the multiplayer is supported. Although using the same engine and code similar to the previous game (Age of Empires), the development of The Age of Kings took a year longer than expected, forcing Ensemble Studios to release Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome in 1998 to replace. The design team focused on solving important issues in Age of Empires, but note that when released, the game still has some problems.