From director Paul Verhoeven Starship Troopers, based on the science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein of the same name, is being adapted as a real-time strategy game for PC. Noble Starship Troopers – Terran Command, the RTS promises a combination of classic real-time mechanics, tower defense and deployment of tactical units, according to Slitherine editor.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command is under development in The Artistocrats, the Belgian studio behind the Order of Battle series and Commander: the great war. According to an official announcement by Slitherine, the owner of the Artistocrats studio and principal designer, Lukas Nijsten, has been working on Starship Troopers – Terran Command for more than two years in anticipation of a 2020 release.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command It is set in the same universe established by the 1997 film. The strategy game will send players to a human colony invaded by Arachnids, the alien insectoid race that attacks in massive swarms. Players, such as mobile infantry, will have to take advantage of strangulation and elevation points to defend against the arachnid threat.
Here is a brief look at the gameplay:
"Our goal was to capture the essence of the original movie and its universe," said Iain McNeil, development director at Slitherine. "This is not only achieved by creating a coherent set of units and scenarios, but also by imitating the language, visual elements, dialogues and small details that made the film such an iconic cult feature."
More details about the game are available at Starship Troopers – Terran CommandThe Steam page.
Starship Troopers It was also the basis of another real-time strategy game, Hasbro and Blue Tongue Entertainment Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy, which came to PC in 2000.