Written by AndrewH
GamesCom 2013 is on its way pretty quickly and this particular convention surrounding video games has broadened greatly over the past couple of years in regards to hosting designers who make mobile games. This year should be even bigger and we are currently getting news about games that can be played on mobile devices. One such game is called SteamPower1830 by Hexagon Game Labs but this won\’t be a game exactly where you\’ll be able to get it away Google Play.
What tends to make this interesting is that according to the developers, this will be the first premium game developed in HTML5. While we can\’t validate that claim, we do know that this will be a platform independent name which means you will be able to play SteamPower1830 on any gadget or platform that may access the internet. This game will work on from PCs to smartphones and tablets in order to SmartTVs.
The game itself is an interesting one. SteamPower1830 will be a cross between city-building, strategy and resource management gaming (essentially a Sim sport but with multiplayer) where players will be in control of building their own railway empire in a miniature world. This game may feature things like cooperative gameplay and a single in-game chat which is accessible regardless of what device or even platform you happen to be actively playing the game on.
While you have the whole single-player gameplay accessible, the co-op multiplayer enables two players in order to collaborate on one from the game\’s scenario roadmaps which is a challenge that a single player can\’t do by themselves. Each player will start from different points into the spotlight with the main objective being to build up their very own empire but by linking up their respective track plants, the players can reveal railway lines as well as stations, expanding the network together. Players manage their own in-game finances individually, but both profit from the other player\’s building activities and these activities can be viewed live as they are happening, as with every other multiplayer game, but it doesn\’t matter if a person player is on a tablet and the additional is on a Computer.
Regardless if someone is playing single or co-op multi-player, the game can be paused at any time and selected back up later on. In multiplayer, players can leave and key in back into co-op game periods whenever they want and on any platform as well.
Right now there is no recognized launch date with regard to SteamPower1830 but it shouldn\’t be too far after its official unveiling at GamesCom 2013. When it does launch, it will be free-to-play as much as you want but there will be optional IAPs available just like any other browser-based free-to-plat game. Closed experiment with registration is now live if you want to try and get in early.
Official Website: SteamPower1830