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 Post subject: [GAME] Dark Colony (Windows/Mac-OS)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:32 pm 

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For me, epic. One of the best RTS games... certainly worth giving a try.

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Dark Colony is a 1997 real-time strategy (RTS) computer game developed by GameTek and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc.. The game is for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

The game is set on a fictional Mars colony - the so-called "Dark Colony" - in the year 2137. Humans have discovered a "remarkable energy source" by the name of Petra-7 on the red planet. Figuring they'd rather not choke on the atmosphere of Mars whilst mining Petra-7, the Humans begin terraforming the planet. At the start of the game the project has produced jungles and deserts habitable by people. All seems to be going well, until the Taar show up. The Taar are aliens from a scattered and dying race looking for a new homeworld, and Mars seems to be good fit. Before they can move in though, they seek to get rid of the humans.

The game consists of two campaigns where players can either play as the humans, commanding a colonization force from Pan Luma Industries (one of the Earth corporations along with Aerogen and Stratus who are in charge of the Mars project) whose goal is to defend against and defeat the alien threat, or as the Grays, where players have to defeat the human presence on Mars and claim it for as their own.




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 Post subject: Re: [GAME] Dark Colony (Windows/Mac-OS)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: [GAME] Dark Colony (Windows/Mac-OS)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:53 pm 
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It looks kind of like StarCraft meets Red Alert/Tiberian Sun. Kind of interesting, but I doubt it has aged especially well, most early RTSes haven't.


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 Post subject: Re: [GAME] Dark Colony (Windows/Mac-OS)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:39 pm 
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I remember playing this game. It's....kind of simplistic. Not much difference between the two sides except that the humans sort of edge it out in terms of ranged attacks over the aliens. (gunner robots vs the claw alien things)

That being said,it had some good ideas for the time,and thus would be interesting to see played.


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