Developer Petroglyph has revealed a somewhat fascinating new real-time strategy game coming out based on the Conan franchise. It’s called Conan Unconquered, and if you’re familiar with the indie PC hit They Are Billions (which we fell in love with last year), then you’re going to want to keep an eye on this one.
The developers even name drop They Are Billions when describing Unconquered‘s gameplay. That’s hardly a surprise considering that both games see you build a base using limited resources in order to defend yourself against incoming, increasingly tougher waves of enemies. If the comparison to They Are Billions continue to hold, that means that you can expect the challenges at the beginning of Unconquered to be fairly modest. You might see an enemy here or there, but nothing you can handle with a few troops.
However, you can expect things to escalate quickly as armies soon arrive at your doorstep. It’s here that the fun of this experience reveals itself. Surviving these attacks requires you to not only build the most efficient base possible, but to be able to effectively manage various threats as they arise while making the most of what is often some fairly limited resources. It’s everything that’s fun about a real-time strategy game but with more of an emphasis on base-building.
Of course, Unconcquered will benefit from the presence of the Conan liscence. The developers are clearly big fans of the property, but it’s not entirely clear at this time exactly how they will utilize the universe beyond a few sneak peeks at some familiar characters/settings. Considering that this is the same team that developed the flawed (but fascinating) Star Wars: Empire at War, though, we’re pretty excited to see how they choose to explore the Conan universe.
Here’s everything we know about Conan Unconquered.
Conan Unconquered Trailer
The latest developer video for Conan Unconquered features members of the development team breaking down this promising strategy title’s gameplay. Take a look:
Here’s the debut trailer for Conan Unconquered:
Conan Unconquered Release Date
Conan Unconquered is expected to launch sometime in the summer of 2019, but you can check out the game’s Steam page in the meantime.
Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.