announced the development of Drone Swarm
, a sci-fi strategy game where the player assumes the role of the commander of a gigantic space ship and is exploring the universe in a desperate hunt for a new habitat for mankind. He is in charge of a swarm of thousands of drones that he controls directly and that allows him to use unique tactics when fighting enemy aliens. Both the mighty mother ship, the "Harbinger" and the drone swarm can be upgraded and improved by new alien weapons and technology which need to be acquired or researched first.
Tactical battles are an important part of the game, but the metagame has a lot more to offer. During the exploration of the universe the player encounters alien civilizations that constantly evolve - with or without his influence or interaction. Negotiations with these aliens require diplomatic skills; the choices the player makes have direct influence on whether he makes new friends or bitter enemies. The same goes for the group of counselors on the mothership; they have conflicting goals and react actively to the decisions the player makes.
Drone Swarm will launch on PC and Mac.