VANISHING STARS: COLONY WARS
Developer Ninpô Origin France
SpatialOS games can often seem to realise what you always hoped a genre would become. Vanishing Stars is one of those, an MMORTS in which you establish colonies on planets, steadily capturing land and securing resources from both AI and other players. Once you’ve conquered the globe, you take off and capture another, steadily extending your empire into a single shared galaxy. Since other players can capture your planets while you’re offline, you can set strategies and defences for an AI as well as go directly into battle. Though Ninpô is a two-person studio, Colony Wars is one of two games in development. The other is a digital-physical collectible card game based in the same universe; Colony Wars was originally a simple extension for Facebook, but after Ninpô was introduced to SpatialOS its scope exploded. “Two impossible projects! Seems a bit crazy, but that’s what inspired us,” says Cédric Tatangelo.