Economic RTS Offworld Trading Company Set For Release April 28th
When people think RTS, they normally think building bases and armies. Tank rushing and upgrading weaponry are never far from reach in most RTS. Offworld Trading Company is different, much different. The economy is your greatest weapon, bending it to your advantage is the key to victory. Developed by Mohawk games, who boast the talents of Civilization IV’s lead designer Soren Johnson, Offworld Trading Company is bringing something new to the genre.
“ Offworld Trading Company is a new direction for real-time strategy, where money is both your deadliest weapon and your toughest defense,” said Johnson. “After all of the lucrative resource mining on the asteroid belt is claimed by mega-corporations, savvy business hopefuls turn to Mars to stake their claim to the red planet and build an economic engine capable of out-producing the competition.”
The player-driven market forms the heart of the game, allowing players to buy and sell resources and materials, directly affecting how each session plays out. Gaining capital is the first step to accessing lucrative markets, which in turn bolster the player’s economic value. This isn’t a case of destroying your rivals through fire-power, it’s all about finical might. buying other players out, hiring third parties to sabotage their practice, it’s all part of the deal.
Offworld Trading Company is currently available through Steam’s Early Access program. The full release is currently set for April 28th of this year.