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Tempest Rising brings back memories of Command & Conquer

By Liam Dawe,
Tempest Rising is an upcoming base-building RTS from Slipgate Ironworks and 2B Games with publishing via THQ Nordic and 3D Realms and a first playable preview is out with the first GDF mission.

OpenRA has a new playtest with another Red Alert mission

By Liam Dawe,
The OpenRA developers are steadily working towards the next stable releasing to continue supporting Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 on modern platforms with full cross-platform play.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition gets a free starter edition

By Liam Dawe,
Oh how I do love a good RTS. Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition now has a special free starter edition available on Steam.

Airships: Conquer the Skies gets a DLC adding in captains and governors

By Liam Dawe,
Have you played Airships: Conquer the Skies? It's a game about building fearsome airships and land vehicles to give you the edge in massive aerial battles.

MicroProse now publishing Dying Breed a retro RTS like Command & Conquer

By Liam Dawe,
Announced today, Dying Breed from Sarnayer that blends together the classic style and gameplay in the original Command & Conquer but with Zombies is now being published by MicroProse.

Command & Conquer - Combined Arms - the huge OpenRA mod adds more missions

By Liam Dawe,
Easily one of my favourite game packs made with OpenRA is Command & Conquer - Combined Arms, bundling together the Allies, Soviets, Nod, GDI and the Scrin. A new release is out in v0.91 expanding the content a fair bit.

Aliens: Dark Descent is very real-time XCOM and I love it

By Liam Dawe,
Finally, another Aliens game to sink my teeth into. I've been playing Aliens: Dark Descent and overall I'm pretty damn happy with the experience.

The King's Campaign will be playable on Steam Deck and Linux desktop at release

By Liam Dawe,
The King's Campaign from Reverie World Studios and Bad Logic Studios is releasing July 13th, and they've recently detailed work to improve it on Steam Deck.

Pixel art RTS TFC: The Fertile Crescent adds in factions and dynamic music

By Liam Dawe,
TFC: The Fertile Crescent is a great fast-paced pixel-art take on an RTS, a little in the spirit of Age of Empires and similar games. The latest update is the biggest yet adding in a faction system.

Arcane Wilds kicks off with some refreshing RTS ideas

By Etienne Mahler,
Have you been someone who loved playing games like Starcraft and Age of Empires primarily in multiplayer mode with your friends, or do you still play them? Then I might have something for you that could make your competitive RTS heart beat faster and bring some fresh ideas.

Proton Hotfix gets Minecraft Legends working on Steam Deck & Linux desktop

By Liam Dawe,
Minecraft Legends just recently released on Steam and sadly at release it just wouldn't run, a quick bug report later and Valve has already solved it with Proton Hotfix.

Upcoming base-building RTS 'Dying Breed' set after a WW2 nuclear holocaust

By Liam Dawe,
Set in an alternate timeline where WW2 ended in a full nuclear holocaust, the classic base-building RTS named Dying Breed is worth keeping an eye on. You can even try a demo right now.

FOSS strategy game OpenHV gets a release two years in the making

By Liam Dawe,
Do any of you remember OpenHV? Back in 2020, it was announced as an OpenRA-based free and open source RTS, based on designs from Daniel Cook that never made it into a game planned to be called Hard Vacuum but now it's here and it has a massive upgrade.

OpenRA gets a big new stable release, lots of fun for classic RTS fans

By Liam Dawe,
After multiple testing releases, OpenRA for the playing the classics Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 has now released a major upgrade.

OpenRA has another test release improving Dune 2000, Red Alert and major bug fixes

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRA is closing in on another big new release to improve the experience of playing Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000.

Command & Conquer - Combined Arms adds the start of a campaign mode

By Liam Dawe,
Command & Conquer - Combined Arms is a free and open source game pack made with the OpenRA game engine, the bundles together forces from various classic Westwood RTS games including Allies, Soviets, Nod, GDI and the Scrin.

Stone Kingdoms is an in-development open source remake of Stronghold

By Liam Dawe,
Anyone remember the original Stronghold from FireFly Studios? Well, there's an open source remake named Stone Kingdoms.

The next release of 0 A.D. will have experimental Vulkan API support

By Liam Dawe,
0 A.D. is an in-development free and open source RTS, one that's very promising and looks pretty good and the next Alpha version will also feature experimental Vulkan support.

Pixel-art RTS game TFC: The Fertile Crescent adds neutral settlements and unit stances

By Liam Dawe,
What might seem like a pixel-art Age of Empires on the surface, the RTS game TFC: The Fertile Crescent is much more than that and they recently released a major update for the game.

Beyond All Reason is looking incredible for fans of Total Annihilation / Supreme Commander

By Liam Dawe,
Beyond All Reason is an in-development free and open source RTS, based on the SpringRTS game engine and their latest update showcases just how great it looks.
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