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Meridian: New World

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Headup Games
Developer: Elder Games
Release Date: Sept. 26, 2014

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'Meridian: New World' Gets Early Access Content Update, Twitch Stream

by Rainier on May 2, 2014 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT

Meridian: New World is a single player sci-fi real-time strategy game, with the huge focus on storytelling.

Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The strategy you use and how many troops you sacrifice to reach your goal will influence the attitude of your crew towards you.

A very noticeable fact about the game and its development is that the whole concept, programming and full design has all been done by the single-person development studio Elder Games. Ede Tarsoly, the mastermind behind the game, has put all his heart and dedication into the creation of an outstanding real time strategy experience.

To celebrate the launch of Phase 2, the developer of the game Ede Tarsoly will be hosting an AMA session (Ask Me Anything) while simultaneously streaming his gameplay. This will happen tomorrow, May 3rd 2014, at approximately 5 p.m. CET  /  4 p.m. GMT  /  11 a.m. EST  /  8 a.m. PST. During the broadcast Ede will show off his skills at his own game and give a sneak peek into the new content of Monday’s update.

The transition to Phase 2 contains the following updates for current and new users alike:

Users of the Standard Edition will receive access to two new missions in the campaign as well as an extensive patch, resulting from all the feedback received during the first phase. Additionally, some new gameplay content will be released with the update.

Users of the Contributors Edition will – in addition to the above mentioned – receive an update of the map editor and a brand new downloadable cut scene. The main features introduced in the game update will be:

  • missions 4 and 5 of the campaign
  • 14 new unlockable achievements
  • a new unit (called the Heavy Trooper)
  • a huge patch resulting from players feedback during Phase

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