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11:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens

One of the major aspects of Grey Goo that's likely to set it apart from other real-time strategy games is the inclusion of the titular Goo -- a race of nanites that can form into and break off from an amorphous blob. Whe...

Brett Makedonski


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Grey Goo aspires to get to the roots of the real-time strategy genre photo
Grey Goo aspires to get to the roots of the real-time strategy genre
by Brett Makedonski

The real-time strategy genre has undergone quite the transformation throughout time. Seemingly gone are the days where games require that you focus on strategy, often replaced by experiences that reward combat ability and quick clicking. Petroglyph Games aims to right this with Grey Goo -- a title that will try to put the "S" back in RTS.

The way that Petroglyph intends to do this is by forging the most balanced game that it possibly can. Grey Goo will put equal parts emphasis on economic management, base-building, and strategic combat. Over-reliance upon any of these three facets won't necessarily result in sure victory; it could just as easily result in sure failure.

If that sounds complicated, that's because it might be. However, Grey Goo won't necessarily overencumber the player with weighty mechanics. Everything's relatively straightforward and basic as far as commands go, most of it mapped to the mouse and QWERT keys. Again, it's the actual strategic approach that's going to trip most people up.

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Preview: End of Nations is still free, and still fun photo
Preview: End of Nations is still free, and still fun
by Abel Girmay

When I first saw End of Nations last year, I was one part intrigued, one part skeptical, and all together hoping that the promise of a massively multiplayer real-time strategy game would pan out.

Since then, we at Destructoid have seen End of Nations a number of times, and then some. This go around, there was nothing new shown per se, just a few additions to existing mechanics. But what was on display here continues to impress.

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10:00 AM on 06.01.2012

End of Nations gets a color commentary treatment

A new trailer for Petrogylph Games' End of Nations has been released this morning, which features gameplay footage from a battle over an Austrailian uranium mine, accompanied by a pair of commentators performing in the ...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:30 PM on 04.08.2012

Nations can be ended in an armory

In the upcoming free-to-play RTS, End of Nations, one of the most important features that players will encounter is the Armory. Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Games have offered a run down of how you can use the Armory to build ...

Fraser Brown



Preview: Fighting an evil U.N. in End of Nations photo
Preview: Fighting an evil U.N. in End of Nations
by Ryan Perez

I've never had much of a knack for strategy or warfare. I'm not relentlessly evil enough to be a dictator, and I'm not selfless and stalwart enough to be some sort of freedom fighter. So when the big WWIII hits, I'm probably going to be one of those dudes who buries himself in some hidey hole and fights the war in his own disconnected, demented way...like Tim Robbins in the War of the Worlds remake.

Thankfully, the upcoming free-to-play MMORTS End of Nations gives players the chance to fight alongside friends for a good cause, as well as f*ck them over in the process. Its deviation from the usual RTS style might be a bit off-putting to some traditionalists, but the changes are indeed interesting enough to merit a tryout.

Besides, it's not like you have anything to lose. This game doesn't cost you a dime.

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8:30 PM on 09.28.2011

A quick look at Petroglyph's Rise of Immortals

There are many good options out there for MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games these days. League of Legends is the frontrunner of the pack, Heroes of Newerth has a strong player base -- it also just went free-to-play...

Joshua Derocher

10:00 AM on 07.19.2011

Preview: End of Nations

It hasn't been that long since we saw End of Nations, as we got an early look at this past E3, to be specific. This time around, we got to get hands-on with Trion Worlds's PvP mode for the very first time. For those not fami...

Abel Girmay