If your gaming tastes extend to large scale 3D games in which you must defend a peaceful people from decimation by evil, Cybertron Design Studios has a treat for you.
In December 2013 they launched the demo for their game Towers of Altrac, and they are excited to announce that the full game should be released in the very near future. They hope that gamers will try out the demo (available free on their website) and then visit Steam to give the game some support in the Greenlight ranks.
“It’s hard to reach a noticeable level in Greenlight when there is no high budget for marketing,” says developer Jsmael Stieger. “But with the support of [gamers], the chance is better.” Stieger developed Towers of Altrac with his brothers, and believes it may be considered comparable with Defense Grid.
In Towers, the player selects one of three races who dwell in the land of Altrac. There are the Kalthan, a magical people residing in the eastern valleys; the Eldran, a tribe of forest dwellers who practice natural magic and have little contact with outsiders; and the Dreoks, a proud empire made up of miners, warriors, and engineers. Each of these races have their own individual story and campaign in the game, as they struggle to achieve freedom.
The game features multiple towers, as the name implies, which are crucial to the defense of the different parts of Altrac. Each of the three nations has 19 towers to call their own, with singular abilities and assorted upgrades. More than fifty different kinds of enemies will challenge the player across 62 unique and beautifully rendered maps, and the game’s Search and Destroy System provides these enemies with artificial intelligence. The enemies will actually make specific decisions about their own actions, based on what is happening in the game. The main campaign is said to provide about 45 hours of gameplay, but the game doesn’t stop there; use the custom game editor to create new adventures, or join with up to three friends in multiplayer mode.
Sample the Towers of Altrac demo for free on the Cybertron Design Studios website. If you’d like to show your support for this extensive project, give the game an upvote at the Steam Greenlight page, and watch for an announcement about the release of the full game once it becomes available.