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Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced

Publisher Slitherine, developer The Artistocrats, and rights-holder Sony Pictures Consumer Products announce Starship Troopers - Terran Command, a real-time strategy game that's coming next year to cash in on Starship Troopers just 23 years after the movie based on the Heinlein novel of the same name. The Steam Listing for the game is already online, as is the Announcement Trailer and a Gameplay Teaser. "If you take one of the most iconic movies from the 90s and shape it into a strategy game of survival, that mixes classic real-time mechanics, tower defense and tactical deployment of units then you have ‘Starship Troopers - Terran Command’ in a nutshell," says Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine. "Modern strategy games are fast-paced and they successfully blend unit management, survival and captivating storytelling. Nothing is more suited to this type of gameplay than the Starship Troopers universe, where there is a continuous sense of danger and uncertainty." Would you like to know more?
Set in the same universe of the original movie, “Starship Troopers - Terran Command” drops players right at the heart of a human colony overrun by the Arachnids. They must take the fight into bug territory, where they will lead an army of elite soldiers to defeat the alien menace. They will deploy their units in strategic locations to cover vital choke-points, build defence emplacements, and achieve superior firepower through the tactical use of elevation levels.

“When creating this game, we aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe. This is not only achieved by creating a coherent set of units and scenarios, but also by mimicking the language, visual elements, dialogues and the little details that made the film such an iconic, cult feature.”, Iain McNeil continues.

Slitherine is also a core strategy games publisher though and that doesn’t go away. This is why the British publisher is working with strategy games developer The Artistocrats to create a product that features complex mechanics, deep gameplay systems and a wide variety of options to turn a fast-paced strategy game into a mind-bending experience that involves multiple solutions to a very basic problem: to kill a lot of bugs.

The Artistocrats are the Belgian development studio behind the Order of Battle series and Commander: the Great War. Studio owner and lead designer Lukas Nijsten has been working on “Starship Troopers - Terran Command” for over two years now. The game is set to release in 2020.
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19. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 3, 2019, 10:47 RedEye9
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 3, 2019, 05:26:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 21:39:
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 19:49:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.
More than a bummer, I'd rate this as an automatic hard pass, if it's based on the movie. That piece of shit was one of the worst butcherings of a great book that I've ever seen.
Haven't read the book in a while, but IIRC the book is a celebration of Fascism, while the movie spoofs it. Also, the movie, while goofy fun, has some excellent design work, from the ships and weapons, to the interactive newscasts. Would you like to know more, indeed.

i wouldn't say spoofs, more like makes a mockery of it. i thought the movie was brilliantly subversive. most people who've seen it don't even realize the humans are the bad guys.
Heinlein was brilliant. His books are still "believable" today.
 
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18. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 3, 2019, 10:41 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 21:39:
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 19:49:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.
More than a bummer, I'd rate this as an automatic hard pass, if it's based on the movie. That piece of shit was one of the worst butcherings of a great book that I've ever seen.
Haven't read the book in a while, but IIRC the book is a celebration of Fascism, while the movie spoofs it. Also, the movie, while goofy fun, has some excellent design work, from the ships and weapons, to the interactive newscasts. Would you like to know more, indeed.

But the book has mechs, haha. Which I assume was the reason for BoP to make the post.
Which, frankly, you could incorporate into the movie's universe, in a game, without anyone blinking. It isn't like any video game is fully faithful to a movie. Any game has additional weapons, or enemies, or whatever.
 



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17. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 3, 2019, 09:20 Creston
 
It kinda looks like They Are Billions in the SST universe, which could be fun. The gameplay trailer has me cautiously optimistic.  
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16. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 3, 2019, 05:26 1badmf
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 21:39:
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 19:49:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.
More than a bummer, I'd rate this as an automatic hard pass, if it's based on the movie. That piece of shit was one of the worst butcherings of a great book that I've ever seen.
Haven't read the book in a while, but IIRC the book is a celebration of Fascism, while the movie spoofs it. Also, the movie, while goofy fun, has some excellent design work, from the ships and weapons, to the interactive newscasts. Would you like to know more, indeed.

i wouldn't say spoofs, more like makes a mockery of it. i thought the movie was brilliantly subversive. most people who've seen it don't even realize the humans are the bad guys.
 
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15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 3, 2019, 04:58 IgWannA
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 15:08:
23 years & no one has done a decent FPS shooter based off it.... What a waste.


** besides the cheap one done back in 2005 *

Not an official game, but there's a cool looking Starship Troopers mod for Squad - https://youtu.be/KL2-9b-HBoI?t=474
 
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14. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 2, 2019, 21:39 jdreyer
 
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 19:49:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.
More than a bummer, I'd rate this as an automatic hard pass, if it's based on the movie. That piece of shit was one of the worst butcherings of a great book that I've ever seen.
Haven't read the book in a while, but IIRC the book is a celebration of Fascism, while the movie spoofs it. Also, the movie, while goofy fun, has some excellent design work, from the ships and weapons, to the interactive newscasts. Would you like to know more, indeed.
 
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13. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 21:28 jdreyer
 
Dacron wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 15:35:
aka_STEVE wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 15:08:
23 years & no one has done a decent FPS shooter based off it.... What a waste.


** besides the cheap one done back in 2005 *

They could've used the original Red Faction (with the full soil/ground destruction) engine to make an awesome FPS. Bug hunting in nests, defending outposts as bugs pop out of the ground / cliffs etc...
You could make an excellent L4D clone Bugs vs Humans. Both sides are perfect for it with the different kinds of bugs and human soldiers available and in canon already.
 
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12. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 2, 2019, 19:49 Stormsinger
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.
More than a bummer, I'd rate this as an automatic hard pass, if it's based on the movie. That piece of shit was one of the worst butcherings of a great book that I've ever seen.
 
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11. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 19:07 Ranger55
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.

Looks like it may be a hybrid. Styled after the movie, but including elements that the movie left out, like power armor. There was a shot of 2 suits of power armor defending a base.
 
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10. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 18:45 Darks
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 15:57:
I think I am one of the only people that played the Starship Troopers RTS from the early 2000s and actually liked it. That game was great!

Some shitty mechanics but overall pretty cool, took some aspects from the film and some from the novel, namely powered battle suits, but it was a really cool RTS/horde type game. This new one seems to be mostly(?) based off the film, with non-power armor soldiers getting annihilated by the bugs. Oh well.

Time to go replay Starship Troopers:Terran Ascendency...off of physical media, like a savage, since it's not on Gog or Steam.

I played it and did my part.

Loved that game, Wish it would work on a modern pc. I modded the first map and put in over 500 bugs, the devs liked it and contacted me about being a community manager on the forums back in the day. Met those guys at E3 years ago when this was being made. they were all from Down Under. great bunch of guys. To bad no one decided to remake this RTS game it was fun.
 
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9. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 18:03 Bill Borre
 
since it's not on Gog or Steam

Yeah, it's too bad that so many of those licensed properties haven't made their way to gog or steam.
 
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8. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 15:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I think I am one of the only people that played the Starship Troopers RTS from the early 2000s and actually liked it. That game was great!

Some shitty mechanics but overall pretty cool, took some aspects from the film and some from the novel, namely powered battle suits, but it was a really cool RTS/horde type game. This new one seems to be mostly(?) based off the film, with non-power armor soldiers getting annihilated by the bugs. Oh well.

Time to go replay Starship Troopers:Terran Ascendency...off of physical media, like a savage, since it's not on Gog or Steam.
 
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7. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 15:35 Dacron
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 15:08:
23 years & no one has done a decent FPS shooter based off it.... What a waste.


** besides the cheap one done back in 2005 *

They could've used the original Red Faction (with the full soil/ground destruction) engine to make an awesome FPS. Bug hunting in nests, defending outposts as bugs pop out of the ground / cliffs etc...
 



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6. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 15:08 aka_STEVE
 
23 years & no one has done a decent FPS shooter based off it.... What a waste.


** besides the cheap one done back in 2005 *
 
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5. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 15:01 Shock
 
Order of Battle is a very solid game so that gives me a little hope in spite of the terrible generic looking videos  
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4. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 14:58 eRe4s3r
 
It looks surprisingly average...  
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3. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 14:46 Tipsy McStagger
 
"The only good bug is a dead bug!"
 
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2. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 14:41 Kxmode
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.

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1. Re: Starship Troopers - Terran Command Announced Dec 2, 2019, 14:37 Burrito of Peace
 
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.  
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