Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! [Achron]

August 8th, 2011 by Crusader

Anyone pre-ordered Achron? The real-time strategy game with time-travel mechanics is due to drop soon, and version has been released for pre-ordering customers.

Also, Kotaku married a preview of the game with discussion about the project’s military implications:

A computer can calculate that sending three tanks to a location in the northeast will not only take a minute but that, 45 seconds into that minute, they’ll cross paths with westbound enemy aircraft. It can determine that the planes will obliterate the tanks. Therefore, at the moment the player commands the tanks to roll northeast, the timeline will add a spike of red 45 seconds into the future of the timeline indicating their looming destruction. The wise player would alter their orders in such a way that any future red spike on that timeline would disappear.

Reminds me of the Dalek-Movellan galactic war. Currently, only 64-bit Linux with ATI or NVIDIA drivers is supported; the game is expected to ship at month’s end.

3 Responses to “Let’s do the Time Warp… Again! [Achron]”

  1. Venn Says:

    It’s astounding;

  2. SlickMcRunfast Says:

    How dare they innovate a genre that hasn’t changed since the 90s. I’ll have to pre-order this one soon.

  3. nod51 Says:

    Careful, if you go too far back you will loose your 3d drivers and sound will stop working. If you go back far enough you computer may disappear and there is nothing you can do to get it back then. You have been warned!

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