Life of Rome
is described as a third- and first-person MMO set in a persistent Rome where players choose between playing as a Roman or a Barbarian with a heavy emphasis on roleplay and a community-driven political system.
While major RP-based storylines will be run by the developers at UK-based Breakout Studios
, players can affect the game through long-term political, economic, or military goals. The game uses the Unity engine with Photon Networking and is currently in early alpha stages with no release date announced.
[Thanks to Rob for the tip!]