I had the pleasure of getting my hands on this title at E3 2016. The devs were on hand to show me the ropes and seeing as I hadn’t played an RTS game for over 10 years, I was pleased with how quickly I was able to get the hang of things… I did however get my ass handed to me by the other player!  🙁

15 minute time limit on every match, so many customization options that I couldn’t even wrap my head around what was what, Dropzone will prove to be a favorite of RTS players everywhere.

Here are a couple of links to the game:

Official website: PlayDropzone.com 
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/572520/

 

The official press release is below:

Dropzone out on Steam!

Modern multiplayer RTS by Sparkypants and Gameforge has launched into Steam Early Access

Karlsruhe/Germany, February 15, 2017 | Today, Dropzone, the ambitious RTS/MOBA hybrid developed by Sparkypants and published by Gameforge has hit the Steam platform. Dropzone is available in an Early Access version as the development team continues to improve and enhance the game in accord with feedback and play data from users. Dropzone runs on most modern PCs and is playable in ten languages, among them all English, German and French.

Alexander Rösner, CEO and founder of Gameforge, says: “We’ve been working hard together with our friends at Sparkypants and the day has finally come for Dropzone to go live on Steam Early Access.  Dropzone is a really great game and I have no doubts that gamers everywhere are going to love it.  I am really proud of what both Gameforge and Sparkypants have achieved together with this innovative real-time strategy experience and can’t wait to see where we go from here. The future looks very bright to me!”

Dropzone is the first, new game IP from game developer Sparkypants Studios, comprised of seasoned RTS veterans of Big Huge Games. Dropzone brings together classic attributes of Real-Time Strategy such as map control and multi units the player must direct, with 1v1 intense online competitive play and familiar keyboard and mouse controls. Players must develop their tactics, customize their Rigs to suit their play-style, and then bring them into battle against their opponent to see who can score the most points during a 15-minute match. Dropzone provides for a vast array of choices between Rigs and their loadout, and rich variety of maps set on alien-infested Europa over which players will contest.

PC System requirements

OS: Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.x, Windows 10
Processor: 2.8 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 460 or better
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space

Pricing and bundles

Squad bundle at £14.99

  • 15 pilots including to be released snipers

  • 1 copy of currently available 3 seasons of gear (144 pieces)

  • 1 exclusive Pilot Alter Ego

  • 1 exclusive player portrait and vision tower icon

Commander bundle at £29.99

  • All current and future pilots

  • 1 copy of 3 current and 2 future gear seasons (240 pieces)

  • 3 exclusive Pilot Alter Egos

  • 1 exclusive player portrait and vision tower icon

  • 1 digital art book

  • 1 soundtrack

As the game aims to give a balanced experience to all players, the contents of the bundles offer no competitive edge to their buyers, only more comfort and options to choose from.

Official website: PlayDropzone.com 
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/572520/

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known gameindustry brands, including client-based titles such as Orcs Must Die! Unchained, HEX: Shards of Fate, prized role-playing game AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. In future, competitive RTS Dropzone and action-laden Anime MMORPG SoulWorker will add to the collection. Popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering.

For more information please visit http://corporate.gameforge.com/.

http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/DZSteam-888x540.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/DZSteam-150x150.jpgMatthew RixGamingPCDropZone,Gameforge,Sparkypants,SteamI had the pleasure of getting my hands on this title at E3 2016. The devs were on hand to show me the ropes and seeing as I hadn't played an RTS game for over 10 years, I was pleased with how quickly I was able to get the...