Etherium: sci-fi RTS gets its first trailer & details

By Dave Cook
17 January 2014 12:18 GMT

Etherium is the new sci-fi RTS from Stellar Impact developer Tindalos Interactive, and its just received its first trailer, along with a handful of details. Watch the clip here.

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In a press release sent to VG247 today, publisher Focus Home Interactive explained that the game takes players to seven planets – the one seen above is the desert planet Serenade. The planets are home to a valuable resource called Etherium and three warring factions are fighting to gain control of the substance: The Consortium, Council and Galaad – The game’s non-linear single player campaign sees you waging that war to control the map as you see fit, and you’ll need to manage resources and build your forces to match all opposition.

Etherium also has a dynamic weather system that impacts gameplay. It’s possible to use a sandstorm to stealthily ambush the opponent, or wait for rivers to freeze before rolling right over them. There’s swamps, deserts, island clusters and other terrain types to shake things up during battle. You can train infantry, build vehicles and create giant war machines using scientific tech trees and colony upgrades.

The game’s in development now and we’ll have more as it comes. What do you think so far?

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