Publisher Slitherine, developer The Artistocrats, and rights-holder Sony
Pictures Consumer Products announce Starship Troopers - Terran Command
real-time strategy game that's coming next year to cash in on Starship
just 23 years after the movie based on the Heinlein novel of the
same name. The
for the game is already online, as is the
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?
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
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