Last Days of Old Earth, a strategy game set on a icy post-apocalyptic Earth, has officially entered Early Access.
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“The countdown is over: our planet has stopped being hospitable. Humans and androids are now competing to rule over the ashes of a formerly flourishing world! Today we announce that the desperate fight for survival in Last Days of Old Earth has now begun on Steam Early Access,” says the official Slitherine announcement.
Last Days of Old Earth is a turn-based strategy game set in a far future where our sun is dying, hence the ice. Anyone who’s not dead is trying to get to the Earth’s equator where the last remnants of humanity are clinging onto our planet’s still warm waistline.
It’s the spiritual successor to Armageddon Empires, another 4X strategy game released in 2007 where two alien races duked it out with nukes and genetically engineered plagues.
Similarly, Last Days of Old Earth has two opposing factions, letting you become the leader of the human Skywatchers or the robotic Automata. “In a hostile environment, where natural resources are almost depleted, you must fight your way to survive for one more turn,” says the game’s Steam page description. “With scarcity goes rivalry, and only the law of the wild applies in this icy and desolate world.”
Developer Auroch Digital have plans to release major updates following the Early Access release, including customised card decks, stealth mechanics, and air units.
Last Days of Old Earth is live on Steam Early Access now and costs£18.99.