In most RTSes, the overwhelmingly vast majority of the players time is spent in
anticipation of battles. Usually, a typical RTS game results in players building bases
and troops the majority of their time in anticipation of the final "big battle" which in most cases lasts
fifteen or thirty seconds at most. Not only that, but the final battle is typically a
big swirling melee in which the player cannot easily make useful tactical decisions.
Battles are one of the key components of the elusive "fun factor" when it
comes to RTS games. Strifeshadow is designed to increase the frequency of military encounters, and give the player a set of features so that they can exhibit
more control over the outcome.
Strifeshadow is a Multiplayer Real-Time Strategy(RTS) computer game set in a fantasy world.
It runs on the Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP platforms|
What is a Real-Time Strategy game?
Read the Strifeshadow story...
While remaining true to the RTS genre, Strifeshadow sets itself apart from
other RTS games in three key ways: Strategic depth in gameplay, an emphasis on
involved battles and tactical control, and a variety of community-oriented features.
Read the game feature list...
Strategic depth in gameplay is a somewhat elusive concept, but it is what
primarily separates a good RTS from a great RTS. A game that is strategically deep
always leaves the player with valid choices to make at any given moment. Strifeshadow has a number of features in place to make this possible, and keep the player busy making significant decisions and formulating strategies.
Read more about strategic depth...
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Read more about Strifeshadows Tactical Features...
We at Ethermoon understand that players today do far more than simply 'play the game', so Strifeshadow features several diversions to keep idle minds busy.
packaged with game recording and a utility to annotate games. This will allow players to
look at "the pros" strategies, reflect back on their games, and even write tutorials.
Strifeshadow is also being shipped with a complete toolset to allow for fan-created expansions to
the game. In addition, there are a number of tournament and league features present in order to
foster competitive gaming, which is a major part of any gaming community.
Read more about Strifeshadow's community focus...
Strifeshadow requires a Pentium 2 300Mhz processor (or equivilent) or faster and 64MB of RAM.
A modern AGP 3D card (e.g. TNT, Geforce, Vodoo3+, ATI Rage/Radeon, etc) is highly recommended,
but not required. Strifeshadow also requires Microsoft DirectX 8.0, which is included on the Strifeshadow CD.
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