Dropping onto Steam Early Access from Australian indie developer Playcorp and Reverb Triple XP is The Cosmos is Mine! This real-time, multiplayer strategy game combines quirky humour and the highly-stylized art of 50’s cult science fiction.
The Cosmos is MINE! takes place in an alternate 1950’s universe, where you control a galactic prospecting team in an interstellar resource war against other greedy space miners. The survival of humankind depends on a rare and valuable resource, Animus, that has revolutionized the way humans power advanced technology like space travel. Mega-corporation TransOrbital loans out necessary mining equipment to players as they travel to distant planets to locate and mine Animus. In order to keep equipment and renew the necessary prospectors licenses, you must meet Animus quotas imposed by TransOrbital. If Animus quotas are not achieved, prospectors will have their licenses revoked and will be kicked off the planet. Worse yet, you won’t have your valuable TransOrbital stock options fully vested!
Don’t let other prospectors get in the way of making the cosmos yours! In addition to the quota challenge, players must defend their claim against other competing prospectors – either outlast opponents by forcing TransOrbital to take away their mining contracts or build up a super-aggressive army then kick other prospectors off the planet.
The Cosmos is MINE! will be launching on Steam Early Access on 24th April, priced $9.99. Players are also invited to contribute suggestions direct to the developers via UserVoice. Look out for a future review here at Flickering Myth.
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