The Liberator Trailer of StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void Expansion Pack. Developer(s): Blizzard Entertainment Publisher(s): Blizzard Entertainment Release Date: To Be Announced – Closed Beta Ongoing Platform(s): Windows PC, Mac OS X
Real Time Strategy games are a huge deal right now, and very well as they deserve to be – the genre is making a comeback like that of which we haven’t seen in the video game industry in ages. Rubbish RTS games invaded the market place and nearly choked it out to death before titles started to uplift the genre back to its roots of highly pristine glory for intellectual gamers. Now, we are facing a monsoon of excellent RTS games in the industry – thank God.
But let’s not forget Wargame Red Dragon was one of the first titles to ride that wave, and while its not as much of a new arrival as it was when RealGamerNewz Reviewed it at a respectable 7.5 last May, it’s certainly still worth looking into for this week’s discount of 75% off all Wargame titles including: Wargame Red Dragon, AirLand Battle, European Escalation or the Wargame Franchise Pack. In addition to that little factoid we also have an announcement of the third free DLC pack now being available which adds over 60 new units to the game.
Excerpt from the Official Press Release:
Dedicated to the Scandinavian coalition, it features more than 60 new units for Sweden, Denmark & Norway. Effectively propelling this coalition as well as the individual countries into the early 90’s era, it will bring them onto an equal footing with the other nations from Wargame: Red Dragon. Every type of unit is represented (planes, infantry, tanks, IFVs.) including some iconic and long-expected “Northern” units: the Saab Gripen, Frømandskorpset, NASAMS… And as a bonus, ANZAC will also get an extra unit, in the form of the Vickers Mk.11.
The rush to space is real, found your own colony or get left behind in the dust with new RTS game OTC AKA Offworld Trading Company, by Mohawk Games.
The team behind Offworld Trading Company, a new Real Time Strategy game hitting Steam Early Access on February 12, 2015, is looking for the feedback of veteran gamers on the PC platform playing RTS games. They’ve stated a commitment to the community and a willingness to take feedback seriously. And yet, this title is already showing a unique and fairly established identity for itself.
Taking place on Mars, Offworld Trading Company is a diverse type of RTS that allows for corporate espionage, eco-system manipulation, EMP technology, competitive financials, environmental resources with fluctuating prices, and much much more. Mars is a place where survival is key, just imagine that on a micro / macro scale but done with more of the great aspects from traditional RTS games.
The following developer diary video blog was posted up by Stardock Games who is publishing this title developed by Mohawk Games.
The video is hosted by Soren Johnson (Founder at Mohawk Games, Co-Designer of Civilization III, Lead Designer of Civilization IV) who states that “the games are very dynamic, no two games are ever the same in Offworld.”
Age of Empires and Star Craft are stated as some of the team’s biggest influences with a love for the genre and a hunger for innovative RTS experiences at the heart of this project.
Not only is this a scenario that mankind may actually face in real life, but its a game with an original concept in a genre that seems to be revitalizing itself with top-notch entries. We are happy to see this Developer Diary and urge more developers to do these types of productions to let players know what their vision is and what their games are all about rather than the often mis-communicative trailers that Early Access titles sometimes get.
Let us know what you think in the comments below or on Stardock’s YouTube and get your voices heard.
In case you haven’t heard, Heroes of the Storm is a game that Blizzard has been showing us at press events for some time now as well as getting players into during a gradually growing Beta which is now available for customers of the Founder’s Back released by Blizzard Entertainment on their market place and gaming community Battle.net . The feel of the game is something like Starcraft RTS elements meshed with Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre. The gameplay thus far looks fluid, but a final build isn’t in players hands – so we’re still keeping a skeptic eye about how good that gameplay really is.
Take a look at the Gameplay Footage for yourself, with a listing of where to get the Founder’s Pack, what’s in it, and the animated trailer for it below in Full 1080P High Definition.
““The Mims Beginning” is a Real Time Strategy game with a dose of cosmic humor. The story takes place in an unknown space and time. In this galaxy mythical floating islands give shelter to all kinds of unusual and dangerous creatures.”