News: Ashes of the Singularity Beta Begins

Ashes of the Singularity has been in a founders-only Early Access state since October 22 of 2015, and in true Stardock fashion, it’s been a truly in-progress title, suitable more for those who truly want to help shape and improve the game than those simply desiring to play it. Today, that changes. Ashes of the…

More Mechanics: Weather and Terrain

Recently I’ve had some great discussions about various real time strategy mechanics that have popped up a few times but went away. I really enjoyed the conversations so I decided to write a series about them and try and build on my thoughts. I’ll be calling the series “More Mechanics” and hope to look at…

Sand in Uncomfortable Places: Deserts of Kharak First Impressions

I remember the first time I ever played Homeworld. It doesn’t make for a great story, but I can vividly remember being simply blown away by the ability to move units, meaningfully, in 3 dimensions in an RTS, and by the simply haunting visuals often encountered in the game. The mothership hanging in space like…

Planetary Annihilation: TheWrongCat’s Tail | About the Author & Preamble

About the Author Chris “TheWrongCat” Warner is a shipbroker, based in Harwich in the United Kingdom. Born in 1992, he’s been playing games since the age of five, with real-time strategy being his bread and butter. He founded the Realm gaming community in December 2012 to satisfy his new-found love of large-scale multiplayer gaming, and…

RTS Retrospective: The Brotherhood of Nod

This article has been reposted from RTSGuru.com, which has been decommissioned. I’ll be periodically reposting some of my best writing from that site, in an effort to preserve it. Thanks for your patience if you’ve already read this! Ah, the Brotherhood of Nod. Easily one of the most famous, or notorious, organizations in RTS history. What RTS…

Wayward’s Watchlist 2016 – Looking Back and Looking Forward

Happy New Year! My co-writer Topher Doll was gracious enough to pen some lines last week, enabling me to get a year-end retrospective out just before we jumped to 2016. Now that we’re firmly past all of the holiday festivities, I’d like to take the time to talk about a couple of things we saw…