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Etherium, the new futuristic real-time strategy
title developed by
Tindalos Interactive, the studio that created
, is now unveiling its very first video!
This first teaser sets the scene of the universe of
Etherium and shows the first colony of the
Consortium, one of the three playable factions in the game, landing
on Serenade, the desert planet rich in etherium. The Consortium is
deploying its forces in preparation for the struggle against the
Council and Galaad, the two other factions in the game that will
soon invade the planet in an attempt to seize control.
Etherium, three empires are locked in a ruthless
struggle to control the etherium, a mysterious and precious
resource found only on a handful of planets. Take the lead of one
of the three factions, each with its individual characteristics,
strengths, weaknesses, technologies and special skills such as
climate control, espionage and precognition.
The solo campaign in
Etherium is non-linear: you are free to decide how
your conquests progress.
Manage your resources, expand your colonies and
extend your control of the map to assemble an army
capable of crushing your opponents. Epic battles will ensue between
formidable armies comprising numerous units: infantry, tanks,
aircraft, and even gigantic
colossi of war several meters high; real machines
of destruction! You will also use scientific research to develop a
tech tree enabling you to unlock new units and upgrades, access new
structures to develop your colony and to use new special
Etherium has a unique and dynamic
weather system that has a direct impact on your
strategy. Use a sandstorm to approach the enemy base unseen, or
mount a rearguard attack by crossing a freezing river. Each of the
7 planets has diverse environments, and varied terrain that will
force you to adapt your strategy: arid desert, swamps that impede
tanks, icy worlds, island archipelagos...
Etherium will also test your strategic skills in
online modes, where up to four players can compete
Watch the video
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About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French
publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality,
diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and
distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles
worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, the strategy games Wargame,
Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling
Manager and Farming Simulator.
About Tindalos Interactive
Based near Paris, Tindalos Interactive is an independant video
game development studio specialized in realization of online gaming
for PC. Tindalos is a company created by two real gamers, with the
objective of developing titles offering a deep and mature content -
and sometimes oldschool! We are a small yet dynamic company able to
develop video game with a a total editorial freedom and a high
potential to create entertainment.