Friday, 23 January 2015

Petroglyph and Grey Box's 'Grey Goo' Launches On Steam Today

Grey Goo, a new real-time strategy (RTS) game from the award-winning independent developers at Petroglyph, arrived today on PC via Steam. Published by Grey Box, Grey Goo evolves the RTS experience by blending forward-thinking design with the pure, enjoyable gameplay DNA from which the genre was built.

“Grey Goo has been a long time coming,” said Petroglyph’s Ted Morris, Executive Producer of Grey Goo. “For those of us at Petroglyph who started out making Command & Conquer™ games at Westwood Studios years ago, for those of us who still love classic real-time strategy and refuse to let it go away, Grey Goo is the product of a lifetime of passion and expertise that we’re excited to share.”

Grey Box partnered with acclaimed design studio Weta Workshop, best known for their work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, to help create and define a fantastic yet fully realized universe for Grey Goo’s story to breathe in. Three unique factions bring the game’s sci-fi setting to life: the resourceful Beta, the technologically advanced Humans and the all-consuming and destructive Goo. Each race offers distinctive army, base and upgrade dynamics, giving players the tools to devise and experiment with a variety of asymmetric play styles and strategies for all-out warfare.

Grey Goo combines the best elements of traditional RTS gameplay with modern design standards, emphasizing base-building, unit management and tactical choices with a focus on intelligent action and tension over tedium and frustration. Experience the rise of the Goo as it unfolds from each faction’s perspective in Grey Goo’s single-player campaign. Multiplayer allows up to four players to compete locally (LAN) or online, with custom settings available to tailor matches as desired. Grey Goo also includes a map editor, featuring the same robust tool kit used by Petroglyph to build all the maps for the game.

Grey Goo is now available on PC via Steam for $49.99. Those that purchase the game this weekend will receive a limited edition soundtrack from legendary videogame composer Frank Klepacki. The “Best of Grey Goo” soundtrack combines the sonic firepower of Frank Klepacki (Command & Conquer) with the depth and scale of the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra to fuel an RTS experience unlike any other.