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First Details On PC Title, Etherium
PC indie developer Tindalos Interactive has unveiled its first details concerning its anticipated next game, Etherium. A teaser video was shown, which can be viewed here, that contains a plethora of details about what it all means.
“This first teaser sets the scene of the universe of Etherium and shows the first colony of the Consortium, one of the three playable factions in the game, landing on Serenade, the desert planet rich in etherium,” Tindalos explains. “The Consortium is deploying its forces in preparation for the struggle against the Council and Galaad, the two other factions in the game that will soon invade the planet in an attempt to seize control.”
The developer was also specific in explaining that the game’s solo campaign is non-linear, meaning that players are free to decide how they want to progress in the game. Players will expand their colonies, manage resources, and extend control of maps all in order to assemble an army capable enough of defeating the most formidable of enemies.
The game will contain a variety of units and weapons that players will get to utilize such as tanks, aircraft, and “gigantic colossi of war several meters high,” similar to a Titan of sorts. Players will also be capable of using a tech tree that enables them to “unlock new units and upgrades, access new structures to develop your colony and to use new special skills.”
A “dynamic weather system” will be a major factor in how players engage in combat. Sandstorms, for example, will allow players to remain hidden while attacking an enemy base. A freezing river, on the other hand, allows players to access certain areas that were once inaccessible. The game will have 7 planets each with their own unique weather systems that forces players to try out different combat approaches.
Details regarding the title’s online offerings were scarce, but Tindalos did mention that it’ll allow for up to four players to compete against each other simultaneously.
No release date was provided.