If someone asked you to name a real-time strategy game on PC, you could probably reel off a list as long as your arm. It's a well established and hotly contested genre, and you're tall. And memory-some. But some observers accuse it of growing rather stale, relying too heavily on the same tried and tested mechanics time and again. Which is why Bulgarian developer Black Sea Studios came up with a fast-paced and action-orientated RTS when it sat down to think about its next big project.
Bulgarian developer Black Sea Studios has unveiled a new real-time strategy game for PC.
But despite the rather familiar-sounding introduction, WorldShift promises to be different. It's designed to offer fun from the outset - pick-up-and-play action without the bane of bible-thick manuals and Redwood-sized tech-trees to master.
"My feeling is that with a few exceptions we've been playing different re-incarnations of the very same RTS game for a decade!" Vesselin Handjiev, lead designer for WorldShift, told Eurogamer. "WorldShift is different not only on the surface, it's different to the bones."