Forts, a physics-based action real-time strategy (RTS) game, challenges players to construct custom bases and destroy their opponents. The fight for the last of Earth’s resources has been greenlit by the community on Steam and is we are awaiting a formal announcement about their release date by the developer.
In Forts, you can build an armored fort while collecting resources. Arm it to the teeth, develop technology to unlock advanced weapons, then target weak points in opponent’s fort. Shoot down incoming missiles and patch up damage before the fort comes crashing down. Defend the reactor at all costs!
Instead of focusing on building armies to take down an enemy base, Forts mixes up the RTS genre by bringing the fight to your front door. As players build their base, stock it with weapons and keep resource gatherers safe, combat never dies down. Each match is a test of managing a home base while thwarting opponents attacks. Time and resource management is key.
Traditionally in an RTS, players build where opponents can bottlenecked, or expand out to a second base. In Forts however, tactics are contained to a starting location and built up around it instead. Players have to focus building a wall of defense for key resources and doing so in a way that is structurally sound. In a sense, there are two types of enemies in a match: opponents’ forts and the forces of gravity. The physics engine reminds players that buildings have to be planned out well if they don’t want everything to come tumbling down.
As players make their way through the campaign levels, their performance is rated from 1 and 3 stars, which is used to unlock the next zone. Even when the story is completed, the game’s multiplayer mode is an ever-present, fun experience. In true RTS fashion, the long-lasting fun comes from facing off against friends and family.
Players have the ability to choose from a variety of match setups, from basic 1v1 battles to 4v4 free-for-all. The game also includes odd match ups such as 1v4 that varies the level of challenge. From the ground up, multiplayer customization is the center of attention. Forts supports mods and provides a map editor right from the start, so experiences are only limited by imagination.