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Got an itch for some seriously classic old-skool RTS action? Rogue Command is coming to PC and Xbox Series X|S.

Being created in order to deliver a love-letter to the real-time strategy classics, mixing in a bit of deckbuilding and roguelike action as it goes, Rogue Command from the development team at Feneq will be looking to release on PC via Steam Early Access in Q3 2022. After that, both Mac and Xbox Series X|S versions will then be appearing.

In Rogue Command you’ll get the chance to take charge of the adorably dangerous Engineer, an A.I. which has recently gained sentience, deciding that needing to work endlessly isn’t a way to cope with the next millennia. The Engineer is therefore going rogue and will put it all on the line to push back the interstellar planet core mining corporation coming for his solar system and his day off.

It’ll be up to you to lead this robotic uprising against the Planetary Core Extractor Company (PCX) by building a base from scratch, working the elements of procedurally generated battlefields across a star system with 16 distinct planet biomes. From there, you’ll be found exploring the fog of war, harvesting resources to construct foundries, and assembling an insurmountable army.

After each mission, Rogue Command will allow you the chance to select a blueprint card that allows the construction of a new unit-producing building for this run. And by visiting a bot buddy at the scrap shop, you’ll get the chance to buy some of the 40 special upgrades to add exciting properties to each blueprint card to get an edge in the war against 25 different rival machine types. This will mean you get to push decks in crazy directions by choosing from more than 100 different strategy-altering blueprints and 90 distinct units, along with utilising combos like the nano-darkness of robo-necromancy to swarm your foes or set the maps ablaze with fiery chain reactions consuming forests and opposition alike.

Rogue Command will also let you select a route during every run in true roguelike fashion, as you get to take in a deadly visit with the mysterious master ruling over these automatons. Rogue Command mashes together three beloved genres to deliver gameplay that feels immediately familiar to fans of classic RTS games while the blend of roguelike deck-building makes it feel right at home in the current gaming landscape.

“We have sincerely missed the spirit of playing fun skirmish matches in the RTS games from our childhood,” said Mario, game designer of Feneq. “That is why we are making Rogue Command our first game. We believe that by combining the RTS, deck builder, and roguelike genres we can bring that old school RTS fun into the modern day for anyone to enjoy,” added Martin whose code makes everything work under the hood.

Rogue Command will be available on PC via Steam Early Access in Q3 2022, with Xbox Series X|S and Mac versions arriving at a later date.

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