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Drone Swarm

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: stillalive studios
Release Date: 2017

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'Drone Swarm' Gets Graphic Novel And TV Show Adaptation

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT

Drone Swarm is a new sci-fi strategy game where the player assumes the role of the commander of a gigantic space ship and is exploring the universe in a desperate hunt for a new habitat for mankind.

To save humanity, the player has to control and guide an armada of thousands of drones and apply unique tactics in his fight against foreign alien races.

Both the drone swarm and the mothership can be expanded and improved using knowledge gained from previously explored alien technology. However, it's not all about tactical combat in Drone Swarm; the meta game offers so much more. While the player ventures deeper and deeper into the universe, he meets alien civilizations that continue to develop – with or without the player. Negotiating with the aliens requires sure instincts; the decisions the player makes directly influence whether he makes new friends – or bitter enemies. The same goes for the officers on his ship, all of which have their own individual goals and actively react to the decisions of the player.

The thrilling background story about the voyage of the "ARGO" through distant galaxies desperately searching for a new home for humanity is written by Aaron de Orive, senior writer of Star Wars: The Old Republic and lead writer of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

stillalive studios and remote control productions announced that they are partnering with Michael Bay's 451 Media Group to collectively develop the forthcoming sci-fi strategy game Drone Swarm as original graphic novel and TV content targeted as a long form series for broadcast and streaming services.

"We are super excited to partner with the 451 team as we were looking for exactly their kind of passion and great talent to collaboratively expand the universe of Drone Swarm beyond the videogame," said Julian Mautner, Founder and CEO of stillalive studios.

"When David Lee, Head of New Business over at 451, introduced us to the 451 team we knew Drone Swarm had found the perfect home with 451's partners. The level of expertise they bring to the project from the printed page to the big screen will take the Drone Swarm property to the next level," said Stefan Kreutzer, BD Manager of remote control productions GmbH.

"This is an incredible opportunity that allows RCP and 451 to creatively join forces during a key phase of the game's early development that will allow us to expand and deepen the game's storyline as a standalone long form series," said Doug Nunes, CEO of 451.  "Working with the level of premium writers and artists that 451 is known for together with RCP and stillalive's team of top notch developers gives us an extraordinary opportunity to leverage their incredible skillset, visuals and gameplay and dovetail it into a dramatic sci-fi adventure series that will re-define the genre."

Key Features:

  • Command a huge swarm consisting of tens of thousands of drones.
  • Drone’s unique abilities include forming shields, disintegrating enemies and many more.
  • Invest in research to extend the power of your mothership and your drones.
  • Target enemy ship sub-systems directly to destroy weapons, engines, shields etc.
  • Use the environment to gain tactical advantage on the battlefield. Ignite gas clouds or throw entire asteroids at enemy ships.

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