Last Days of Old Earth targets Early Access next month

Last Days of Old Earth

Last Days of Old Earth is a turn-based strategy game, and the spiritual successor to 2007 cult classic Armageddon Empires. In the face of the planet’s untimely demise, it’s also a game which asks a simple question: do you take control of the human Skywatchers, or do you head up the robotic Automata army before our earth no longer exists? When Last Days of Old Earth enters Steam Early Access on March 3 you can make that decision for yourself.

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Naturally opposed to one another, the two factions at war are fighting for what little resources the planet still offers in order to survive. Survival sounds like a big ask, granted, but luckily it’s hinged upon a decent understanding of tactical strategy and card elements. We’re good for that, right?

“Since the 20th century, humanity has feared the possibility of a third World War leading to a nuclear apocalypse, but we underestimated the power and unpredictability of nature,” says developers Auroch Digital. “In the far future our Sun inexplicably but rapidly cools and the remnants of mankind struggle for life in an inhospitable environment. To make things worse, mankind also faces a mysterious and ruthless threat – the Automata.”

When Last Days of Old Earth arrives on Early Access, players will be able to trial both factions and command “dozens” of heroes and units on randomly generated maps. A competitive multiplayer mode will also be available, as will a “single-player skirmish” mode, however here’s the basics as discussed by the devs:

Last Days of Old Earth is set for a March 3 debut on Steam Early Access, however those who’re keen to see more can tune into publisher Slitherine Group’s Twitch channel on February 11 (tomorrow) at 7pm GMT/2pm EST/11am PST for a further look.