Gas Powered Games' New RTS: Kings and Castles

Are you a fan of RTS games? Then you'll know a lot about the classic Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander. One of the minds behind those two RTS games, Chris Taylor, is leaving the futuristic theme behind and is going old-school fantasy.

Gas Powered Games announced yesterday that work has started on Kings and Castles, an epic real-time strategy game for the PC and next-generation consoles. The game will let players take on the role of one of three powerful kings who are vying for control of an all-new, original fantasy world.

"We’re doing something different this time around," said Chris Taylor, Creative Director of Gas Powered Games. "We want to take our fans on a great adventure with us. They’ll get to go behind-the-scenes and watch the game come to life from start to finish."

Using the game’s website and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter (follow DeathBot9, Chris Taylor’s personal account), GPG will give its fans a (mostly) unfiltered look inside the development process of Kings and Castles. "Synergy will be leveraged, and paradigms will be established," said Taylor. "More importantly, buzzwords will be utilized."

GPG will be posting regular updates about Kings and Castles on its website. The first video blog went live today. It contains graphic scenes of wood chopping, chickens, and the obligatory horse biting.

"We also promise to gouge evil from its shell at least once, or maybe twice,” said Taylor. “But not three times. That would be weird."

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  • So I'm assuming next generation consoles will be the next Playstation and X-Box? I assume because four year old hardware isn't next gen. Unless, of course, you lived five years ago. I'm buying this game!
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    "Synergy will be leveraged, and paradigms will be established," said Taylor. "More importantly, buzzwords will be utilized."


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    We also promise to gouge evil from its shell at least once, or maybe twice,” said Taylor. “But not three times. That would be weird."
    You gotta love this guy, not only for his work but the sense of humour.
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  • Didn't chris taylor do the same mistake last time around? After TA they switched gears and did Kingdoms (if i am not mistaken on the name) and it was a HUGE failure. I really love the games this guy does, but this all seems oddly familiar.
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