Global Outbreak Joins Steam Greenlight
Author: William Usher
published: 2013-01-11 13:57:49
A real-time strategy, combat focused, global terror game has joined the ranks of many other titles hoping to be greenlit to Steam. ShortRound Games' Global Outbreak takes a lot of what worked in X-Com and expands it to the RTS sub-genre in simulation strategy games, giving gamers a very different kind terror threat to overcome.
The concept of the game is pretty simple: Players assume the role of a private contract company that is hired by the world's governments to overcome and thwart the global zombie outbreak. Yep, it's basically X-Com with zombies. However, this isn't a turn-based game and you won't be controlling squads individually. The game handles very similar to something like the original Syndicate or Breach. Check it out in the video below.
I like the concept of the game and I like the mix and match of global threat micromanagement and the inclusion of ground-based tactical combat. I don't know how I feel about controlling four characters simultaneously. It seems like the feature would be better served enabling players to grab a controller and go at it four-player co-op style.
Still, as an effort to expand and broaden the genre, I like what ShortRound is doing and I applaud them at least for the effort.
If you like the idea of Global Outbreak and you find the gameplay remotely intriguing, feel free to offer your support to the cause by giving the game an upvote and a favorite over on the official greenlight page.
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