Land of Sand -- real-time strategy game


Land of Sand is a mixture of global and real-time strategy inspired by classic RTS games, such as Dune II, Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune.

As a representative of powerful House you are appointed planetary governor of Foedia -- a desert world known for its harsh conditions and the fact that it's the only source of a rare resource. However two rival Houses, unsatisfied with this decision, declare war on you. You have to defeat them and establish your House rule over Foedia once and forever.

Build, develop and defend your base. Harvest resources. Train soldiers and produce vehicles. Manage optimally your limited fuel and water resources. Struggle with extreme conditions and hostile fauna. Defeat your enemies. Conquer the planet region by region.

Land of Sand will be RTS with global strategic layer: global map devided into regions, which player defends or conquers during RTS missions. In between missions player chooses what region to attack, invests resources in capital base development and researching technologies, gathers intelligence on enemy regions, sends agents to sabotage enemy efforts, negotiates with secondary factions. Capital base progress and global situation influence player capabilities during missions: how much supplies and reinforcements can be obtained, what units and buildings are available, secondary factions attitudes towards player -- they can be allies, neutrals or enemies.

Planet Foedia, land of sand

Once Foedia was an ocean planet, but over millions of years its sun evaporated water, which disintegrated to elements and was lost to space in top atmospheric layers. Now foedian surface is dominated by deserts, old eroded mountains and dry electric sandstorms. Some oases and vegetation can be found only on poles.

This planet may well be called Land of Sand.

Tahlubeine

There is a plant growing only on Foedia, which has once evolved from algae. This red ochre plant, known as tahlub, is so adapted to harsh desert conditions, that it can sustain itself on moisture drawn from air. Once tahlub is harvested, special refineries process it into tahlubeine. Due to its extreme regenerative qualities tahlubeine is used in production of expensive medicines and rejuvenants. Recent advance in tahlubeine application made it one of the most valuable substances in the sector. It is control of tahlubeine production that caused conflict between Houses on Foedia. Whoever controls Foedia, controls tahlubeine. However you can't say that whoever controls tahlubeine controls the universe...


Land of Sand real-time strategy

Game release is planned in 2019-2020.