Stellaris is a deeply engrossing experience. It’s a member of the 4X genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit,eXterminate) of strategy games from Paradox Interactive but with a real focus on story telling through the strategic gameplay and emerging narratives.
Frostpunk is a narratively driven city simulator from 11 Bit Studios, previously best known for This War of Mine. It’s set in a steampunk universe where the world has suffered a snow and ice based apocalypse. It requires a player to manage resource gathering, advancing the story by exploring the frozen world and balancing the discontent or hope of their society through laws and policies as they try to survive in a frozen wasteland.
Kingdoms and Castles is a charmingly cute medieval city building indie game from Lion Shield Studios that also features tower defence elements.
Relic is rolling out an open beta for Dawn of War 3’s Multiplayer. Want to try the game early? Here’s how to do it.
Stories are great. Not all stories get the audience they deserve though. Every week, Geek Errant is going to pick one Book, Game, TV Series or Film and give it the spotlight. Some of these will be very niche, something that only a few people will ever care about. But that’s why they matter. Everyone deserves to get their story heard.
Announced today for iPad (and probably following to Android and Windows with enough response) Rome: Total War. The game, first released in 2004, has been adapted for use on modern tablets. Feral Interactive handle lots of positive Mac and Linux ports, so they’re taking the lead on this one. So with a new UI, you too can play the fourteen year old game wherever and whenever you’d like.