The RTS genre is going through a bit of a renaissance, and as of late it has been helmed by Petroglyph. This is a talented group of developers who aim to return RTS’ to their former glory. When Petroglyph makes a game, you pay attention because of their pedigree as a developer and the employees who have been involved in the creation of the classic Command & Conquer games. 8-Bit Armies is a reincarnation of that ethos, and is a solid entry only held back by budgets.
Stardock announced that the alpha of its upcoming massive scale real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity, will launch on Steam Early Access for $39.99 on October 22, 2015. This 20% discount off the list price of $49.99 will be available for a limited time. The Early Access version will include several different planets to battle over as the Post-Human faction. Both the single-player AI and multiplayer settings will be available.
In the race to colonize planet Mars, everything is up for grabs. Stardock revealed the first details today for new studio Mohawk Games flagship title: Offworld Trading Company, a market-based real-time strategy game where corporations struggle for dominance of the astronomical profits that lie in the Martian market.
Award-winning, independent videogame developer Petroglyph, in conjunction with publishing partner Grey Box, today announced Grey Goo, an all-new real-time strategy (RTS) game set for release this fall on PC. Grey Goo breathes new life into the RTS genre by blending classic, established gameplay mechanics and tropes with modern design tools and technology to create a thoughtful, exhilarating strategy experience.
The Wargame series, created by developers Eugen Systems and launched with Wargame European Escalation, quickly established itself as a new reference in RTS games.
This spectacular series of strategy games was acclaimed by critics and players alike, and Eugen Systems is now releasing a third and more ambitious title which, similarly to Wargame AirLand Battle, contains a host of new features. The game has spent months in development already and was finally unveiled to the press at Gamescom, Cologne in August. Wargame Red Dragon is the latest episode in the series, and fans can now view the first official screenshots!
Wargame Red Dragon retains the same core game mechanics that made the series so successful, but the action leaves Europe for the first time and moves to a conflict in Asia between 1975 and 1991.
5 new nations, among which China and North Korea, join the armed forces in Wargame, with over 450 new units. The introduction of naval and amphibian units is a particular highlight, with the maritime and river areas providing fresh strategic opportunities! The full cohort of each army is represented with a phenomenal total of more than 1,300 units and combat vehicles, all reproduced in meticulous detail from real-world models. A new solo campaign plunges players headlong into a hellish war around Korea, while Wargame’s extensive and road-tested multiplayer mode will engage them in some intense and spectacular battles with up to 20 other players simultaneously!
Emobi Games announces the development a massively multiplayer online (MMO) PC game titled 2112. Tentatively set for a December 21, 2012 release date, 2112 is a MMO that combines the intriguing game-play of the base defense games with the visceral action of real time strategy (RTS) with deep branching customization that come together in an epic storyline.
2112 tells a futurist story of intergalactic war between the human race and two mysterious alien races. Humans have discovered Herani, a powerful energy source that they have been able to harness for the use of deep space travel. The energy source allows humans to develop ships that are able to withstand the rigors of intergalactic voyages and travel at high speeds previously unimaginable. But this new discovery and the ability for intergalactic travel comes with direr consequences and as the human race boldly goes where it has never gone before, it attracts the attention of alien species who wish to possess this new source of energy at any cost. War breaks out and the race to not only survive but possess the Herani power source.
“The gaming industry is rife with innovation therefore it’s not easy to make a game that can truly be labeled as unique. We would love that label and we are feverously working toward making 2112 a completely different experience from all competitors. Our efforts include a deep branching Campaign and Quest system that will help create long lasting wars as well as providing endless choices and strategy options found in PvP modes,” said Nguyen Tuan Huy, Director of Emobi Games.
In 2112, players can choose to play as any of the three races. Players must research new technologies made from Herani to provide their army with an upper hand on the battlefield. From strategically placing forward bases for upcoming assaults, build upon resource point locations to block an enemy’s tactical advance, to upgrading fortresses to better repeal an invading force’s attack. Players will have a full range of defensive structures and offensive units and weapons to choose from and upgrades.
2112 will run on free to play model, so every gamers can try it at no cost. For more information about 2112 please visit http://www.game2112.com.