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‘Element’ is a Gorgeous Singleplayer RTS

New Zealand studio Flightless has announced their game Element, which they’re calling “a realtime strategy space game for people who don’t have time to play realtime strategy space games." As a busy man about town, I must say, this sounds most enticing, chap. While the actual mechanics will perhaps make more sense once we get to go hands-on, it seems as if you’re building out on a giant low-poly planet, competing with other computerized opponents to defend your bases and resources while trying to go after theirs, sending different attack units out at them, eventually making it from planet to planet to escape a decaying solar system. Here’s the stylistic trailer:

And here’s a video showing off some lightly-edited gameplay to give you a taste of how the whole thing’s gonna work:

Flightless is working on this one for desktop, consoles, and mobile, though there’s no release date beyond “coming soon," so hopefully it’s out when it’s done and ready…but, y’know, soon. The game looks great, and the singleplayer focus is interesting, so you don’t have to worry about playing the game against online MLG experts who 420 noscope Zerg rush your base GG no re. It’s just you against the machines. Good luck.