Shattered Galaxy is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) that was released in 2001 by Nexon Inc., now known as KRU Interactive, after an extensive open beta period. In the USA, it was published by TriSynergy. It combines the attributes of a massive multiplayer online role-playing game and a real-time strategy game. Having won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 2001 Independent Games Festival and hosted through the Game Developers Conference, the game has been commercially unsuccessful due in large part to its dated graphics engine. The game was published under the name Tactical Commanders in South Korea, published by Nexon until December 31, 2005. This game has also been serviced in Japan, Taiwan, and Germany.
Shattered Galaxy consists of two interrelated and different gameplay aspects: The RPG side has the player in control of an avatar which can buy units, upgrades, and special abilities as well as visit other provinces and buildings such as simulators, HQ’s, and Portals to other planets. It is through this Avatar that the player joins or starts battles with other players, simply by walking into a province not controlled by the player’s nation. As soon as the avatar enters any province controlled by an opposing faction battle is commenced and the “RTS” aspect of gameplay is engaged.
Though described as an MMORTS, Shattered Galaxy’s gameplay is closer in flavor to a real-time tactics game. During battle, instead of commanding an entire war machine including infrastructure, supplies and resources, players are given control of a single squad (of 6 to 12 units at time) which they control alongside as many as 20+ teammates. A persistent reinforcement system allows players on both sides of a battle to join or retreat at any point up to the last 3 minutes of each fifteen minute battle. Likewise, battles do not center around the destruction of the opponent’s base or units, but rather around control points, of which there will be three to five per battle. These “Points Of Contention” (POCs), represented by dodecagon, are captured by occupying them for a certain period of time (ranging from 45 to 90 seconds). The consequences of capturing a POC are dependent on the type of battle involved in, the time left in the battle, and the number of other POCs currently controlled. A “poccer” is a player or unit that captures a POC. “Poccing” refers to the actual act of taking a POC.
- Genre : Action
- OS : Windows
- Language : English
- License : Free | Demo
- Published By : Kru Interactive
- Size : 166.94 MB