Earth's first colony is under attack by an unknown enemy
Communications to Earth's first interstellar colony in Proxima Centauri have gone dark. In response, Earth has dispatched the Carpathia to investigate. Upon arrival, they find a colony under siege. Your mission, save the colony from these strange alien invaders.
Set in the Ashes of the Singularity universe, Siege of Centauri puts the player in command of the defense of Earth's first colony that is under attack by endless waves of alien invaders.
Seemingly unconcerned with self-preservation, the invaders are focused on annihilating the colony. Fortunately, the Carpathia has come with a host of defensive structures that it can drop from orbit to save the colony.
As the Commander of the Carpathia, you must determine the best strategy to defend the colony against the tens of thousands of alien machines that are approaching the colony. Each victory against the enemy expands the colony to a new part of the planet which is met by an increasing aggression by the enemy.
"We first got the idea for Siege during the development of Ashes of the Singularity," said Derek Paxton, General Manager of Stardock Entertainment. "With the engine's ability to handle tens of thousands of units, could we design the ultimate tower defense game?"
Siege of Centauri incorporates classic features from the tower defense genre and combines it with the unique features and capabilities first seen in Ashes of the Singularity.
"With our engine, there were so many new gameplay elements we could add," said Paxton. "For instance, our engine supports hundreds of simultaneous light sources allowing us to design interesting choices for players when it comes to map vision. Similarly, by supporting so many units, we can make defense choices in different situations much more compelling as there is a big difference between choosing a weapon that eliminates one unit at a time versus one that is designed to take out hundreds at a time."
Early Access, with a list price of $10, is coming soon, so keep an eye out on our website and the forums for more information.
Visit www.siegeofcentauri.com for more information.
Note: Ashes of the Singularity Lifetime Founders will receive Siege of Centauri for free.