A series of three exclusive images reveals further glimpses of Etherium, the new futuristic real-time strategy game published by Focus Home Interactive and developed for PC by Tindalos Interactive, the studio that created Stellar Impact.
We have already released screenshots of the first of the three playable factions, The Consortium, which also recently featured in the game's first teaser video, so today it's the turn of Galaad and The Council. The Council is a religious order organized around a group of prophets, whose gift of foresight is derived from etherium. The Council can see into the future and predict the actions of their opponents and changes in the weather. The Clones in Galaad are technologically very advanced and need etherium to increase their extremely short lifespan. Their intuitive mastery of the sciences even enables them to control the weather, and they are therefore capable of unleashing climatic catastrophes directly onto the battlefield.
These new images also show the numerous maps and game environments where the varied climatic events (sandstorms, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, etc.) are sure to throw a spanner in the works of your finely tuned strategic planning!
In 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 skills.
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...
Finally, Etherium will also test your strategic skills in online modes, where up to four players can compete simultaneously.
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.