Early Access to Invasion Machine
is now underway
offering first crack at a sandbox real-time strategy game set in the Middle
East. This Unity-engine project is the work of one-person development studio
Pixel Machine. Word is: "Although inspired by real wars fought in the past
decade, this game depicts a completely fictional conflict and is not an attempt
at social commentary." The
Early Access Trailer
shows off the game's depiction of modern warfare. There
is no word at this time when this will see its full release, but the game
currently carries a 10% launch discount. Here are the details:
Invasion Machine is a blend of a sandbox manager and RTS. Your goal is to
command troops in an occupied province, in an effort of bringing back peace and
order. Kill your enemies, help the civilian population, preserve the resources
and the lives of your own soldiers.
What led to our recent occupation of this land is still at the center of a
heated political debate. What followed the invasion, was the worst scenario we
may ever have imagined - we hoped weíd be able to instill better leadership and
let this country rebuild itself. But thatís not what happened, though. Our
toppling of the local government created a power vacuum in the area - which is
now quickly leading to an unprecedented rise of new powers - the druglords,
locally known as Guerrillas. If we donít stop this transformation, this entire
country is gonna explode. We were not preparing for this kind of wae, and it
seems itís the last moment when we can still turn things around.
You, as the Commander of this Peace Force, is tasked with restoring order and
preparing the ground for a new, legitimate government.
If weíre to ever leave this land, we must first win over the hearts and minds of
the local population. The locals think weíve ruined their lives and quite
frankly - most of them hate us. In order to win their trust - we must do our
best to push out the criminal element, neutralize the remaining opposition and
offer humanitarian help to them.
The Real Mission
Politicians run wars, and politicians only care about one thing - getting
re-elected. In other words - your real job as the Commander is to make this war
look good to the folks back home. Donít get your soldiers killed, donít lose too
much equipment, and most importantly - donít let the press see anything that
would contradict the official story. And the official story? Itís obvious that
Divided into 8 chapters. The game takes you through the entire story of the
invasion, starting right after the main battle of the war ends. In the
beginning, you are given just a handful of troops and old, derelict equipment.
Unarmored, soft-shell transporters on the frontline? Check. Woodland camo in a
desert country? Check. The army wasnít really prepared for a long invasion, and
yours is just one of many missions in this conflict. So if you want better
resources - youíre gonna have to prove to your superiors that youíre worth them.
The campaign ends once you manage to secure your province and hold elections.
When a new government can be trusted with taking the country over, we finally
get to go home.