Cold War Era RTS Available for Preorder

Cold War Era RTS Available for Preorder

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Alina Digital's upcoming game challenges you to fight a war where direct conflict has disastrous results.

As frightening as the Cold War was, it sure provided some great material for today's videogames. Forget about modern shooters; the real Cold War gave us proxy revolutions, the space race, and a golden age of espionage, all fascinating settings in their own right. Alina Digital, however, thinks it can encapsulate that entire experience into a single game, an RTS called The Cold War Era. Preorders are now being accepted and bundled with instant beta access, while all early buyers can suggest additional features for the final release.

Cold War Era is a strategy game where players control American or Soviet forces from the 1950s onward. As in the actual Cold War, neither side wants to spark an all-out nuclear conflict, which would be devastating for everyone involved. Instead, players exert influence on the world stage, gaining allies and converting unfriendly nations until one political system remains. Strategies to this end include building elaborate spy networks, inventing new technologies, and starting (or stopping) revolutions that support specific ideologies.

Preorders for The Cold War Era are available through a Kickstarter-esque donation plan complete with feature-based stretch goals and reward tiers. The reward tiers aren't offering many loot-based bonuses, save for a special edition release, but the highest donors can create ads for real-world companies to depict in-game. All early buyers, advertisers or otherwise, have the ability to suggest new gameplay features for the final release. Suggestions include everything from a "diplomatic" chat interface, to the influence-boosting Olympic Games, and more. Even without additional features, The Cold War Era seems to offer a unique take on RTS gameplay and the late 20th century setting, which alone could make it worth checking out.

The Cold War Era's release date is yet to be revealed, but beta versions will be made available to all donors as progress continues.

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If you win, they should have Carol Burnett sing a song about you.

Looks like a focused version of GolemLabs' SuperPower 2, but with a lot less of France randomly nuking Nigeria for like, no reason (hopefully). So... yeah, I'm in.

Thanks, but I would rather wait a few more months for East vs. West, that has the same premise, but from the official best strategy studio ever, and it isn't asking for my money in advance.

For a second my heart leaped because i thought this was about Wargame: AirLand Battle.

Gotta go with Entitled on this one though, my Cold war fix will be satiated by East vs. West. Gotta love the Clausewitz engine

DVS BSTrD:
If you win, they should have Carol Burnett sing a song about you.

Unfortunately the only winning move is not to play.

http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/east-vs-west-a-hearts-of-iron-game

This just sounds like a poor manīs version of the above game.

Really, Everything about the game just sounds slightly worse than what paradox is offering.

Iīm betting my Money on paradox.

Entitled:
Thanks, but I would rather wait a few more months for East vs. West, that has the same premise, but from the official best strategy studio ever, and it isn't asking for my money in advance.

awesomeClaw:
http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/east-vs-west-a-hearts-of-iron-game

This just sounds like a poor manīs version of the above game.

Really, Everything about the game just sounds slightly worse than what paradox is offering.

Iīm betting my Money on paradox.

I agree with you two, Paradox always seems to offer more in their games. One can't help but wander whether there will be a front page article when East vs. West is available to order...

This sounds reminiscent of the Rise of Nations campaign where you played as either the Soviets or Americans. Rise of Nations was a pretty boring strategy game for the most part, but the Cold War campaign was actually really engaging. They did a fantastic job of recreating different conflicts and giving you optional spy missions to complete.

tangoprime:
Looks like a focused version of GolemLabs' SuperPower 2, but with a lot less of France randomly nuking Nigeria for like, no reason (hopefully). So... yeah, I'm in.

C'mon, Nigeria knows what they did...

This sounds pretty fun. I can't wait to hear and see more in the future!

There already is a Cold War Era RTS. Its called Hearts of Iron, Darkest Hour. You really cant get much better than that.

Capcha: Finagle's law.
what is that. <googles> Oh my, capcha teaches me things.

No love for Supreme Ruler: Cold War? Published by Paradox, although not actually developed by them.

Entitled:
Thanks, but I would rather wait a few more months for East vs. West, that has the same premise, but from the official best strategy studio ever, and it isn't asking for my money in advance.

I must admit, this is the first time I hear about East vs West, but it seems awesome. I love Paradox's games, EU3 especially. The fact that I can play as any country on the map is a huge plus, maybe the main reason I like it.

My only "beef" with EU3 so far is that if I form a new country (lets say, Germany from Prussia), the country I used to control (in this case Prussia) and was devoured in the forming of the new one can still be formed and still has cores. It feels like a part of me left, I can't stand to watch it. And the cores of the old country should become the cores of the new country, since the new one is derived from the old one. But I'm not in dev team. :(

Captcha: i love lamp
What can I say, software can love hardware, but I don't think it's mutual. And it better not be. If I have to input a different string of words each time I want to turn the lamp on... Well, that lamp won't have much of a future.

 

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