Twenty three years after the release of the original Starship Troopers movie the IP is being used to create a brand new real time strategy game for PC. This is not the first game based on the movie, there was a first person shooter released on PC back in 2005 but it was terrible so let us pretend that never happened.
The new game, Starship Troopers – Terran Command, will launch in 2020 and places you in a human colony that is overrun with Arachnids, the insect-like aliens from the movie.
“If you take one of the most iconic movies from the 90s and shape it into a strategy game of survival, that mixes classic real-time mechanics, tower defense and tactical deployment of units then you have ‘Starship Troopers – Terran Command’ in a nutshell”, says Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine. “Modern strategy games are fast-paced and they successfully blend unit management, survival and captivating storytelling. Nothing is more suited to this type of gameplay than the Starship Troopers universe, where there is a continuous sense of danger and uncertainty.”
The player will take the fight in to Arachnid territory and will have to use cunning tactics to stop the creatures from overrunning the planet.
“When creating this game, we aimed to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe. This is not only achieved by creating a coherent set of units and scenarios, but also by mimicking the language, visual elements, dialogues and the little details that made the film such an iconic, cult feature,” McNeil adds.
The game is being developed by The Artistocrats, a Belgian development studio behind the Order of Battle series and Commander: the Great War. Studio owner and lead designer Lukas Nijsten has been working on “Starship Troopers – Terran Command” for over two years.
Source: Press release