Mech Wars, a Massively Multi-Player RPG with Strategy elements, has launched its Steam Greenlight campaign, getting several new screenshots and some artwork to coincide with the launch. According to the developers, Mech Wars is split into a Single Player mode with a huge campaign and a competitive Multiplayer mode. Both modes are connected and achievements of one mode will affect the other one. Even coop and competitive single player games will be possible. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic scenario and narrate an immersive story.
According to the Steam Greenlight page, the game progresses in two phases. In the first phase Mechs are built and prepared for combat. Afterwards every Mech is provided with a unit squad (creeps). Unit types will be built by the automated factories, which have to be conquered by the player. The right Mech and unit configuration is mandatory to dominate the battlefield. In the second phase, which is the battle phase, every player uses his armed forces to battle the enemy.
Mech Wars’ storyline also seems to be somewhat interesting, with the developers saying:
“Nobody remembers the earth before the nuclear holocaust. For generations mankind has fought for the last resources on the planet. Not only dust and destruction was left behind in the nuclear war. Automated factories all over the world still produce automated units waiting to be commanded. The weapons of the old world are now used to contest in a new conflict. The modern war leaves behind more dust and scrap. To succeed in battle a much mightier and more powerful weapon is being created: the MECHs. An ultimate weapon, that will dominate its enemies, will end a never ending conflict.”
The game provides a full single player campaign, which is narrated from different perspectives:
- The wealthy Alliance, a union isolated in mega-cities, last remaining huge infrastructure in the polluted nuclear barrens.
- The poor Resistance, that lives in the deserts and is hardened by its unforgiving nature, they collect old technology and improve those, tinkering to survive.
- The Unknown living in the forbidden area, polluted that heavily that no man could ever return to tell a story about the mysterious and dangerous land.
You can find the game on Steam Greenlight here.