From the Developer Elder Games, comes the old school real-time strategy game, Meridian: New World, which was released for $14.99 on PC via Steam Early Access back on April 4th. The is game is like a sci-fi RTS/RPG put together and might remind you a little bit of StarCraft and Command & Conquer. The game was brought to you as the brainchild of Ede Tarsoly, the developer and the sole man behind Elder Games. Ede was the source to every single detail of the game, but there was some help by his friends Balázs Bodnár, Tamás Gyermán and Gábor Menyhárt, who are credited with their contribution.
In Meridian: New World, players are in control of Commander Daniel Hanson, who leads you on the first mission to the planet called Meridian, where you try to see if this can be the second Earth and also uncover its secrets. Though when traveling into this new world and doing your mission, it all turns into something much more complicated and dangerous. The last day of the survey mission you receive a distress call from another human settlement on the planet. In this new unknown world that holds dark secrets, which offers countless options for players to use their own strategies, that includes various equipment options for the units and special abilities to rely upon. It is your decision to make, will you fight against the enemy army and power supply so you can shut down their production or will you build your own large economy with all the resources you have collected and reach your goal. Your decision will change how the attitude of your crew acts towards you.
Meridian: New World has different unit system than other RTS’s, the game has a unit customization system that allows each unit, minus the infantry, access to the same weaponry. So players will have to choose the type of weapon a unit is before starting production and as you play along you will research new technologies, which will allow you to unlock new types of weapons. While not on missions or combat, you have the ability to go around the ship where you interact and engage with the crew. During this time, you can figure out what your crew thinks about the current situation and also learn about them. When deciding the path you want to use whether stop enemy production or build your own economy, the story of the game allows it to be more open and also see how the other crew members feel with your decisions as you are commander.
Meridian: New World is only a single-player driven story.