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Stargate: Timekeepers is a new RTS from the Phantom Doctrine devs

I know Stargate is a massive long-running series, but I have only ever seen the film (and maybe one or two random episodes). It’s bad and cheesy but in the most entertaining way, so naturally I think that’s how a Stargate game should be. I sure hope Stargate: Timekeepers is going to be like that, at least. It’s an upcoming real-time strategy game coming to PC, developed by CreativeForge Games (who made Phantom Doctrine), and published by Slitherine (who previously pubbed Starship Troopers: Terran Command). Read more

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In the war of strategy games, Shadow Empire has already won

When Graham asked me to write a strategy games column, my first challenge was of course to think of how to annoy as many people as possible. “I won’t stretch the definition of ‘strategy’”, I thought, “I’ll warp spacetime itself until all points within it are ‘strategy’”. You have to set goals with these things. But what game would irk the most readers? “The hardcore strategy of Among Us“, maybe. Is there a Mario game on PC? I could get dark gags out of lives as strategic resources. Call Of Duty would surely make it too obvious? I left those…