May 16th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
There’s not too many games set on the moon, and if they are it’s usually in some quirky fashion – certainly not a fairly serious turn-based strategy experience. Bucking the trend is Moon Rising, which slips quite neatly into said genre. Set in 2099, the moon has become a place of high interest for Earth’s super powers due to the mining of its hidden resource, Helium-3.
As you can guess, this has led to there being quite a battle on the moon (such a safe place for one), and this is where you come in; attempting to take over five key areas for mining Helium-3. The setting of the Moon and battles between mining astronauts makes for a fairly weird principle, at least visually – you never see astronauts floating about in mid-battle.
The game will be realised as a single player campaign, but Moon Rising will also have a multiplayer mode too. Speaking of which, you can sign up for the closed beta right now on this page.
The game has only just been announced by the developers but with its unique setting and a promising trailer, it’s not looking half bad at all. We’re interested to see how this develops, at least.
Moon Rising is expected to release in Q4 of 2012 and will be available on PC, Mac and mobiles too. More information can be found on the game’s official website.