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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Frost Giant Studios

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'Stormgate' Will Be Making Its Gameplay Debut During The PC Gaming Show Broadcast

by Rainier on May 31, 2023 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT

Stormgate is a free-to-play real-time strategy game set amidst a war between humanity and an onslaught of alien invaders.

Take on the campaign alone or cooperatively, play casual and competitive PvP and co-op modes online, or get creative in the editor.

Welcome to the future of RTS!

Stormgate takes place in an all-new post-apocalyptic game setting where science fiction and fantasy collide. The story begins hundreds of years in Earth’s future, following the near-extinction of humanity. The great calamity was caused by the Infernals—a playable alien race of demonic invaders hellbent on claiming this planet for their own. These otherworldly demons emerged from Stormgates—seemingly dormant portals that began pouring out demons during powerful solar storms. As the Infernals return to threaten humanity once again, humans must gather their courage—and climb into their 20-foot tall mechs—to save the world.

Explore an ever-evolving story through thrilling campaign missions where science fiction and fantasy collide—solo or cooperatively. Battle opponents around the world on our competitive 1v1 ladder. Team up with your friends to challenge the AI in cooperative modes. Get your hands dirty in the editor to build the game of your dreams.

Built in Unreal Engine 5, Stormgate will support high-resolution HD visuals in 4K and hundreds of unit models in epic, large-scale wars across a variety of maps and tilesets. The user interface is also being designed to make RTS more approachable by eliminating unnecessary inputs, automatically assigning units to control groups, and streamlining gameplay.

Frost Giant Studios has dedicated its initial engineering efforts to Stormgate’s core mechanics and gameplay fundamentals—the building blocks of any great RTS. Its custom-developed SnowPlay simulation technology enables crisp, responsive gameplay with smart pathfinding.

Stormgates powerful in-game editor arms creators with the same tools that Frost Giant is using to build the game, in a creator-friendly ecosystem where creativity and effort will be rewarded.

Calling all real-time strategy fans!

The first gameplay video for Frost Giant Studios' Stormgate will be unveiled as part of the PC Gaming Show!

To check out the first gameplay footage of Stormgate, taken from the pre-alpha and brought to you by Frost Giant, head to the PC Gaming Show on Sunday, June 11 at 10 p.m. on PC Gamer's Twitch channel as well as on YouTube , Twitch Gaming , Steam and Bilibili.

You can participate in the playtest by registering at the official website, and adding the game to your Wishlist on Steam . Closed test sessions will start in July and will continue in 2024.

Key Features:

  • Epic story missions: Earth didn’t stand a chance. Our story begins hundreds of years in the future, after alien invaders hellbent on claiming this planet as their own poured out of the Stormgates and brought an end to the world as we knew it. Yet humanity survived. As the fully-playable demonic Infernals return to unleash havoc once again, Earth’s defenders must gather their courage—and climb into their 20-foot tall mechs—to save the world. It’s up to you to pick a side, harvest resources, build your base, and command mighty armies to decide the outcome.
  • The first truly social RTS: Whatever your favorite game mode, you can play Stormgate with friends. Campaign missions can be played cooperatively, Stormgate’s open-ended co-op mode supports 3 players, and even 1v1 competitive players can make social connections through the built-in tournament system.
  • The next generation of RTS competition: Stormgate carries forward the storied legacy of world-class esports. Enjoy advanced matchmaking for players of all skill levels, featuring a competitive 1v1 ladder where your abilities will be put to the test against similarly-skilled opponents around the world. When it comes to competition, we've got you covered: set up your own tournaments, participate in grassroots events, or qualify for professional esports matches, all from directly within the game.
  • Free to play – Never pay to win: Stormgate is free-to-play so that everyone can enjoy the fun of RTS. Support the development of additional optional content that you enjoy, without ever paying to remove nuisances or gain an advantage.
  • Unleash your creativity in the editor: Craft your own custom missions and mini-games in our powerful and user-friendly editor. Draw terrain, create scripts, modify units, and publish your map for the community to play. Gather data about your content to take your creations to the next level. Make something fun, share it with the world, and be rewarded for your effort and creativity.
  • Spectating matches and leveling up IRL with enhanced learning tools

Stormgate is in development for PC (Steam).

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