"great feats" in their games, with beta this winter.
Connect is designed to integrate with the "central hub" for all Paradox's online activities, their community forums. It'll support Facebook and Twitter.
"We're really excited about adding achievements to our games,” says Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Our gamers are amongst the most dedicated out there and achievements are a great way to reward that dedication."
"Besides, our games are really well suited for achievements and the completionist gamers. I bet we'll have an achievement for conquering the world as Tibet in Hearts of Iron 3, and those who manage to get it will want to showcase it. With Paradox Connect they'll be able to show their friends who really is the greatest strategist.”
All forum users will automatically be signed up to Paradox Connect as it will be seamlessly integrated into the forum eventually. "Paradox Connect is scheduled to start its beta cycle in Q4 2010," blurbs the Paradox press release.
Achievements are a big thing now ever since Xbox Live decided to have us compete against one another. Sony followed suit with PS3's trophies and even Valve added them to Steam. Now Paradox wants a slice of the completionist pie.
There's more info on Paradox Achievements over at.