RTS ‘Astraeus’ From ‘Darknet’ Developer to Land on Vive, Rift & PC June 7th

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E McNeill, an indie developer behind strategy games Darknet (2015), Tactera (2016), and Skylight (2017), announced his real-time strategy game Astraeus, an Oculus Go launch title, is coming to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PC on June 7th.

In Astraeus, you play as an AI who’s awakened on an asteroid mining control ship after the captain’s death. Filling in for the now deceased captain, you take command fulfilling critically important mining missions, requiring you to build a network of dozens of bases and command thousands of mining rigs as you attempt to corner the market, or eliminate the competition.

Astraeus, McNeill tells us, was originally prototyped for a VR development reality show, the VR Developer Challenge, where it won first place and a $20,000 prize.

As a launch title for Oculus Go (also available on Gear VR), the Steam version will support for Rift, Vive and include a non-VR build for traditional monitors.

Astraeus will be available at a 10% launch discount off the usual price of $15. You can follow along with the game on Steam here.

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  • Mateusz Pawluczuk

    New game, cool but how come I never heard of that VR developer challenge reality show? :P Watching second episode right now.

  • Mke Canney

    Love this game on the Oculus Go! Looking forward to seeing how it plays on Steam.

  • Wyrd

    Dang it McNeill, I need more of your strategy goodies on PSVR! Don’t stop at Darknet! ;)