September 27th, 2012 | By Tom Christiansen
Today, Targem Games, the developer of last year’s Battle vs. Chess, revealed the first trailer for their new game, Planets Under Attack.
The trailer shows off the Saturday-morning cartoony feel of Planets Under Attack’s visual style, while also revealing actual bits of gameplay footage. Targem Games calls Planet Under Attack’s gameplay, “easy to learn, hard to master.”
In Planets Under Attack, a galactic gold-rush sends humans, robots, and aliens to the edge of the universe in search of wealth. The ensuing bonanza causes conflicts to arise between the three species, and it is up to the player to ensure their species emerges victorious.
Planets Under Attack is largely a strategy game. Players construct their bases on planets then expand their bases to different planets, all while fending off invaders and doing a bit of aggressive negotiations themselves. By completing various missions and challenges, players unlock skill points which they can plug into a skill tree, which unlocks additional abilities and technologies. Targem Games compiled the skill tree to cater to all types of play styles, so the gameplay can change depending on the strategic style being used by a player.
Multiplayer is a big part of Planets Under Attack. The game includes 18 maps, supports up to 4 players, and includes Team Multiplayer, Elimination, Capture, King of the Hill, and Domination game modes. With unlockable ranks, avatars, and more, the multiplayer mode provides a good amount of replay value.
Planets Under Attack is out now on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.