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    Meridian: New World

    Honestly, that doesn’t look like something developed by a single person.

    One-man indie RTS Meridian: New World will be moving out of Early Access when it gets a full launch later this month.

    The surprisingly pretty Meridian: New World is a single-player RTS developed entirely by Ede Tarsoly (with a few asset contributions from others), and it’s due to leave Early Access on 26 September. Paul seemed to enjoy it when he played the Early Access build back in July, although he was lamenting the lack of multiplayer even then. Alas, as the game is still being billed as a single-player RTS, that’s not something likely to be added anytime soon – if at all.

    It has its own iterations on genre conventions, though. You’ve got special abilities, unit equipment, multiple workable strategies, and a focus on storytelling, so it’s not necessarily just offering the same old song-and-dance of military rock-paper-scissors.

    Meridian is being priced at £10.99 ($14.99 USD/€14.99 EUR), which seems pretty fair if the single-player is enjoyable on its own merits. It’s due out on 26 September.

    Tim McDonald
    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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