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They Are Billions

2 months ago

They Are Billions leaves early access in June with a large branching campaign

Zombopocalyptic steampunk RTS They Are Billions is in the final stretch of production, and developers Numantian Games reckon that it'll be done by June. Unlike many games leaving early access, they're not just tying a bow on it and pushing it out the door. Instead, they're bolting on a seemingly massive, branching story-driven campaign on to what is currently just a zombie horde survival game.…

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4 months ago

They Are Billions campaign to cram in “40-50 hours” of zombie strategy

It's rare for strategy games to go all-in on their story mode, but the initial early access success of steampunk zombie RTS They Are Billions has opened up the chance for developers Numantian Games. In a big development blog post on Steam, they declare their plans to extend the game's stay in early access, with the scripted campaign mode debuting in its entirety on launch…

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Feature: Age of Empires meets That Ant Colony In Your Garden

Have you played… They Are Billions?

They Are Billions is the video game equivalent of spending time assembling some sort of mechanical thing - a rocking chair, let's say, with various interlocking parts. And then, as you step back to view your good work, the cat springs up onto it and, eyes locked with yours, lets loose a magnificent, four-tiered modernist turd right into the middle of the seat.

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6 months ago

They Are Billions launches a scenario editor and level sharing

Steampunk zombiefest RTS They Are Billions may not have a campaign yet (it's coming), but I reckon this latest early access update might be more important in the long run. Released yesterday, developers Numantian Games rolled out their Steam Workshop-integrated editor after a couple weeks of testing. Players can build scenarios both hand-crafted or procedural, with custom rules, complex scripting and new victory conditions. They…

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11 months ago

The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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1 year ago

They Are Billions adds The Six Wonders

Set amidst a 22nd century rabies-like outbreak of Zed-ism, They Are Billions is a game about keeping your steampunk settlement alive while raiding zombie towns... and dealing with the repercussions. You manage everything from gold to oil as you handle a Left 4 Starcraft situation wherein zombies keep trying to pick off the citizens -- first in smaller numbers and then in screen-collapsing hordes. The…

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Competitive cowering: They Are Billions adds a weekly map run

They may be billions, but so so far it's only taken a few dozen zombies to break through my defences in tower defence/RTS hybrid They Are Billions. That's a shame, because if I was any better then I'd love to take part in the weekly challenge run that was included in Friday's early access update. Every week you get one chance to take a stab…

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Feature: The gaming tundra

Steam Charts: There Is Hope Edition

Well sound the klaxons, unfurl the flags, hoist your main-braces and petards whatever they may be, 2018 is proving far more interesting for charting Steam games. Of course we can't escape the three usual suspects, but beyond those this is quite the collection of interesting, independent, and novel games.

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Steam Charts: Variation Edition!

Sorry to frighten the more sensitive reader, but, goodness me, among the miserably common entries, this week's chart welcomes a fair few newbies and indies! Are customers about to get better at buying? Or will we just see these games in the charts every week for the rest of the year? STAY TUNED!

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Steam Charts: Feedback Edition

As the feedback loop of Steam successes reaches an ear-shattering scream, this week we see last year's best sellers dominating the New Year's first week. So I refuse to live in the past. Let's look forward. Let's imagine what we might want from these behemothic developers.

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Feature: Steampunks vs. Zombies

Premature Evaluation: They Are Billions

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. For the first foray of 2018, Fraser’s been trying to save humanity from hordes of peckish zombies and other undead beasties in survival RTS They Are Billions. It’s a classic New Year tradition from a simpler time. They Are Billions, at first glance, looks like it might have been the…

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They Are Billions strategises in a steampunk zombie apocalypse

Video games certainly went za-za for zombies a few years back, during a time when we could kinda sorta still daydream that the annihilation of the human race won't be caused by greed and hubris, but that's no reason to discount every game with zombies in it. Look at They Are Billions, an interesting-looking real-time strategy game which sends thousands of the shambling devils against…

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Steam Charts: Ho Ho Ho Dear Edition

Ho ho hello readers! It's Father Christmas here! I hope you've all been good boys and girls this year! Now, let me see, what have you all been wishing for? Goodness gracious, it's all PC games! Well, I wouldn't know much about those I suppose, but let's have a look...

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