Tue, Aug 11, 2009 | 21:46 BST
Nolan Bushnell’s Battleswarm: Field of Honor goes Beta
Gameworld Tech and Nolan Bushnell released a new trailer today for Battleswarm: Field of Honor.
Battleswarm is a FPS/RTS game for PC where players choose between team-based, first-person action, representing individual, elite soldiers or acting as the supreme commander of an alien task force, managing hundreds of alien bugs from a real-time strategy point of view.
The game is currently in Beta, and if you want in on it all you have to do is sign up.
Games’ set for next month, and the full press release is below with Beta details, along with the video which comes courtesy of Joystiq.
Reality Gap, Inc. announced that Battleswarm™: Field of Honor™ launches in Beta today. Developed by Gameworld Tech Co, LTD, Battleswarm simultaneously pits first-person shooters (FPS) vs. real-time strategy (RTS) players in this genre-busting online PC game. Players choose between team-based, first-person action, representing individual, elite soldiers or acting as the supreme commander of an alien task force, managing hundreds of alien bugs from a real-time strategy point of view. Slated for commercial launch next month, players can now register to experience Battleswarm for free at http://www.battleswarm.net.
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that team-based combat has been pitted against real-time strategy in a balanced, live-action online game,” said Michael A. Williams, CEO of Reality Gap, Inc. “Shooters must confront swarms of alien opponents, but unlike most FPS games, they are playing against aliens managed by a human intelligence looking to outwit and outmaneuver them.”
Battleswarm allows up to six players to take control of soldiers in team-based, first- or third-person shooter mode, arming themselves from a huge arsenal of high-tech weapons and armor. They compete in discrete missions versus up to four Alien Commanders, who control hundreds of bug-like units in real-time strategy mode. The Alien Commanders must build hives, breed units, and manage their forces in missions to overwhelm the human opponents. Players can create guilds, buy and sell items, and level up their characters.
Reality Gap, Inc. (www.realitygap.com) was founded in June 2007, by Michael A. Williams, J. Mark Hood, and Nolan Bushnell. Reality Gap is the publisher of Monato Esprit™, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game; Battleswarm™: Field of Honor™, a genre-busting FPS vs. RTS online game; and the developer of MetaTIX™, the universal virtual currency system. The company is based in Seattle, Washington.