Back in March we told you about the Barrage Greenlight on Steam, which actually ended up being a success. Then this morning Tectonic Studios emailed us again to let us know that the Barrage alpha registration is now live and they are inviting everyone to sign up!
As we told you last time, Barrage is a new planetary artillery combat game in which you build up your planets technology, defenses, and interplanetary weapons in the hopes of smashing your the enemy planets into space dust before they do the same to you. However, unlike typical artillery games, Barrage operates in real time and weapons are fired from a first person perspective. Here is an excerpt from the official press release:
Barrage is an unconventional hybrid of genres: think Starcraft meets Angry Birds on steroids. We call it an ‘Artillery-RTS’, with a bit of FPS thrown in for good measure. Gameplay involves raining destruction on your foes from afar, taking advantage of the gravity in outer space to hit your targets from any-and-all directions.
The player starts out with just their home planet and a few basic buildings. In the course of the game, the player will wage war against their opponents, while building-up their planet’s economy and researching exciting new technologies. Space lasers, ballistic missiles and bizarre experimental weapons like solar flares and black holes can all become a part of the player’s increasingly powerful arsenal as they battle for supremacy and blast their enemies’ planets into oblivion!
– RTS-style base building
– FPS-style skill-based shooting
– Gravity-enabled 3D space combat
– 4 weapon specialisations
– Conquer planets and build multiple bases
– Competitive multiplayer matches
– Unique experimental weapons, including moon bombardment, solar flares and black holes
It sounds like a lot of fun, and you can check out the new Barrage alpha gameplay trailer below. I encourage all of you to head over to the Barrage alpha registration page and sign up to test the game! Check it out!
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