Saturday, January 14, 2012

Herzog Zwei Returns, In The Form Of AirMech!

As usual, I'm months behind the rest of the world when it comes to new announcments of things I might find interesting in the realms of technology and entertainment.

Being in my mid-30s, I grew up with the Sega Genesis as my home console.  My favorite games were Target Earth, Star Control, and Herzog Zwei.
A new game offered by Carbon Games has reawakened the spirit of Herzog, and reincarnated it in a new game called AirMech.

Herzog Zwei (German, apparently, for "Duke 2") was a beautiful real-time strategy game where you were a transforming mech/jet that could fight and transport units where you needed them.  You ordered infantry to capture bases, and the more bases you captured, the better your budget was to order and manufacture more units.  Very fun, for folks of my mindset.

AirMech looks to be a modern-day successor to the economy-warfare game model.  The graphics look beautiful, you're not limited to just one type of player vehicle (I've seen the usual Veritech-lookalike, a stealth bomber, a forward swept wing fighter, a helicopter, and a prototype of a saucer on various youtube videos), and the combat units look great.

Here's the Youtube Search Results for AirMech.

Here's Carbon Games' site.

Let's hope this comes to fruition.  It's in open alpha right now.  I'd sign up, but I'm still loaded down with sculptin'.

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