Stardock is pleased to announce that its upcoming tower defense game, Siege of Centauri™, will enter Steam early access on April 16th. Early Access is designed to allow fans of the genre to give early input into game mechanics, pacing, and balance.
Set in the Ashes of the Singularity™ universe, the player takes on the role of defender of Earth’s first colony on Proxima Centauri. Stardock’s new take on the classic genre comes by leveraging the capabilities of its new game engine, first seen in Ashes of the Singularity, and more recently in Star Control®: Origins.
“With tens of thousands of enemy machines pouring toward your base, we want to give players a very new experience of what it means to defend themselves against overwhelming odds. The benefits between a rail gun that fires one deadly round every ten seconds and a high-speed plasma arc array that does low damage, but to dozens of enemies at once is obvious to players, especially when they see a huge mothership surrounded by hundreds of escorts coming at them.”Llead Designer Derek Paxton.
The veteran strategy game developer is also incorporating some strategic elements to the genre, such as defending resources and deploying fast response teams to battle, providing players with difficult choices about which areas to defend and which areas to let go. In the early access period for Siege of Centauri, players will:
- Defend Centauri: Gain access to new technologies and fight off enemy invaders from region to region.
- Deploy your Defenses: An arsenal of emergency rapid deployment defenses are at your disposal. Use them in strategic locations to halt the swarm’s progress.
- Strike From Above: When all else fails, use your ship’s formidable capabilities from orbit to destroy your enemies.