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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Frost Giant Studios

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'Stormgate' Partners With Shang-Chi's Simu Liu To Voice Warz Playable Character - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2023 @ 12:08 p.m. PST

Stormgate is a free-to-play real-time strategy game set amidst a war between humanity and an onslaught of alien invaders.

Take on the campaign alone or cooperatively, play casual and competitive PvP and co-op modes online, or get creative in the editor.

Welcome to the future of RTS!

Stormgate takes place in an all-new post-apocalyptic game setting where science fiction and fantasy collide. The story begins hundreds of years in Earth’s future, following the near-extinction of humanity. The great calamity was caused by the Infernals—a playable alien race of demonic invaders hellbent on claiming this planet for their own. These otherworldly demons emerged from Stormgates—seemingly dormant portals that began pouring out demons during powerful solar storms. As the Infernals return to threaten humanity once again, humans must gather their courage—and climb into their 20-foot tall mechs—to save the world.

Explore an ever-evolving story through thrilling campaign missions where science fiction and fantasy collide—solo or cooperatively. Battle opponents around the world on our competitive 1v1 ladder. Team up with your friends to challenge the AI in cooperative modes. Get your hands dirty in the editor to build the game of your dreams.

Built in Unreal Engine 5, Stormgate will support high-resolution HD visuals in 4K and hundreds of unit models in epic, large-scale wars across a variety of maps and tilesets. The user interface is also being designed to make RTS more approachable by eliminating unnecessary inputs, automatically assigning units to control groups, and streamlining gameplay.

Frost Giant Studios has dedicated its initial engineering efforts to Stormgate’s core mechanics and gameplay fundamentals—the building blocks of any great RTS. Its custom-developed SnowPlay simulation technology enables crisp, responsive gameplay with smart pathfinding.

Stormgates powerful in-game editor arms creators with the same tools that Frost Giant is using to build the game, in a creator-friendly ecosystem where creativity and effort will be rewarded.

Frost Giant Studios announced that TV/film superstar, and avid RTS gamer, Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 RingsBarbieKim's Convenience) was chosen to play Warz, one of the leaders of the Infernal Host army and a recurring playable character in the  Stormgate story. 

The game's storyline was written in collaboration with visionary creator Chris Metzen, behind the Warcraft and StarCraft universes at Blizzard Entertainment. Warz appears in the final moments of the trailer, leading an Infernal invasion force.

“When I learned about  Stormgate, created by many of the people behind the games I grew up loving (and revered in many ways), I was very excited. So I looked to see how I could participate,” declares Simu Liu. “The most exciting thing about  Stormgate is that it is made by RTS fans. It's a game that, right down to its DNA, is made up of everything I loved in my youth. I feel like the experience will be very authentic."

“When Simu visited us at Frost Giant, we immediately noticed his talents as an RTS player. His passion struck a chord with us,” says Tim Morten, CEO and Production Director at Frost Giant Studios. “The interest  Stormgate  has generated among historic RTS fans is why we launched this Kickstarter campaign. With the support of the community, we'll be able to further expand the scope of our beta testing and fund a beautiful Collector's Edition for the game. We're also exploring other ways to get the game into your hands before Early Access, so stay tuned connected!"

Support the Stormgate Kickstarter campaign!

Stormgate is in Closed Beta testing and will be released on Steam Early Access in Summer 2024.

Key Features:

  • Epic story missions: Earth didn’t stand a chance. Our story begins hundreds of years in the future, after alien invaders hellbent on claiming this planet as their own poured out of the Stormgates and brought an end to the world as we knew it. Yet humanity survived. As the fully-playable demonic Infernals return to unleash havoc once again, Earth’s defenders must gather their courage—and climb into their 20-foot tall mechs—to save the world. It’s up to you to pick a side, harvest resources, build your base, and command mighty armies to decide the outcome.
  • The first truly social RTS: Whatever your favorite game mode, you can play Stormgate with friends. Campaign missions can be played cooperatively, Stormgate’s open-ended co-op mode supports 3 players, and even 1v1 competitive players can make social connections through the built-in tournament system.
  • The next generation of RTS competition: Stormgate carries forward the storied legacy of world-class esports. Enjoy advanced matchmaking for players of all skill levels, featuring a competitive 1v1 ladder where your abilities will be put to the test against similarly-skilled opponents around the world. When it comes to competition, we've got you covered: set up your own tournaments, participate in grassroots events, or qualify for professional esports matches, all from directly within the game.
  • Free to play – Never pay to win: Stormgate is free-to-play so that everyone can enjoy the fun of RTS. Support the development of additional optional content that you enjoy, without ever paying to remove nuisances or gain an advantage.
  • Unleash your creativity in the editor: Craft your own custom missions and mini-games in our powerful and user-friendly editor. Draw terrain, create scripts, modify units, and publish your map for the community to play. Gather data about your content to take your creations to the next level. Make something fun, share it with the world, and be rewarded for your effort and creativity.
  • Spectating matches and leveling up IRL with enhanced learning tools

Stormgate is in development for PC (Steam).

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