1Stardock announces Siege of Centauri
, a tower defense game set in the
Ashes of the Singularity
universe that will soon enter Early Access. They
call this a new take on the genre, and the
has details and screenshots. The announcement they sent
along covers the same topic differently:
As the commander of the defense
of Earth's first colony, players must determine the best strategy to save the
colony from the tens of thousands of alien machines that are rapidly
approaching. Each victory against the enemy expands the colony to a new part of
the planet which, in turn, is met by an increasing aggression by the enemy.
We first got the idea for the game while developing Ashes of the Singularity.
With the engine's ability to handle tens of thousands of units, we wanted to
design the ultimate tower defense game. Siege of Centauri incorporates classic
features from the tower defense genre and combines it with the unique features
and capabilities first seen in Ashes of the Singularity.
With our engine, there were so many new gameplay elements we could add. For
instance, our engine supports hundreds of simultaneous light sources allowing us
to design interesting choices for players when it comes to map vision.
Similarly, by supporting so many units, we can make defense choices in different
situations much more compelling, as there is a big difference between choosing a
weapon that eliminates one unit at a time versus one that is designed to take
out hundreds at a time.