Interloper real-time strategy open beta will live this weekend

Interloper is an intense #realtimestrategy game for #Linux, Mac and Windows PC, about alien tribes vying for control over a lush, newly discovered world. A peaceful densely vegetated land turns into a volatile battlefield of territorial tug-of-war. Claiming domain provides strategic advantages for the power hungry tribes. Challenge other players in #competitive online multiplayer matches to spread your tribe’s influence.

The average match lasts only four and a half minutes, according to developer Monogon Games. And it’s not because people are rushing through it. It’s just designed that way.

Now you can even try Interloper for free, this weekend the open beta will be live (from April 10th-12th).

Features

  • Short, intense matches lasting no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Gameplay focused on spatial tactics.
  • Competitive cross platform online multiplayer matches.
  • Extensive single-player campaign.
  • Unique visual style and dynamic soundtrack based on your tribe.

Here’s how it works: Much like Splatoon, the goal is not to destroy your opponent, but rather claim more colour-coded territory than them. Each player guides what’s called a Sentinel through a single-screen map. The Sentinel can claim territory and connect nodes to a base to power up various structures. From there, it can produce drones to block passages, break through enemy defenses, or be used as resources in creating more formidable units.

“I’ve heard a lot of people (especially those with kids or demanding jobs) say that they don’t play RTS games anymore because they take so much time. We want to target people that enjoy strategy games, but don’t necessarily want hours of tutorials, or loads of numbers and attacks or other bulls*** on the screen,” said Monogon’s Eline Muijres in an e-mail to Eurogamer. (Fun fact: Muijres worked at Bounden developer Game Oven before her boss decided to shut down the studio to make a game about licking your phone.)

Interloper distills RTS mechanics to their essence, bringing a focused, stripped down, and fast-paced strategy experience,” the developer explained. “The game is more like Chess and Go, and less about resource management or memorising tons of hotkeys. By getting to the core of strategy games, Monogon Games aims to make RTS games more accessible.”

Announcing a release date of May 21st, Interloper will be available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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