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Interstellar war is about to ravage the solar system as three powerful factions battle for ownership of a precious planet in this RTS game Grey Goo! Who will emerge the dominant species...

A scary look at how us, the human race has developed and evolved. A view point from an advanced alien race that calls us the monsters. We are the ruthless terrifying species thats lusts only for war and interplanetary dominance. But do we falls victim to our own design? Are our weapons too sophisticated to control? Let's see shall we...

Grey Goo
Grey Goo

The story takes place 500 years after humans first ventured outside of the solar system. The Beta, a once-spacefaring culture, has fled with the remainder of their civilization to a planet known as Ecosystem Nine. The Goo, originally developed by humans as a tool to explore the galaxy, have emerged as a self-directing force, threatening to consume Ecosystem Nine.

The first campaign will feature the three factions fighting to control the planet which contains a valuable resource known as 'catalyst.'

In Grey Goo players can choose one of three playable factions: the Humans, the Beta, or the Goo and use them to complete a single player campaign or play in a competitive multiplayer mode versus other players.

The Goo faction features the game's namesake, a race of self replicating nanobots that can move around the map consuming enemies and forming itself into new units. Each faction will feature a unique set of units, structures, and play style as well as its own segment of the single player campaign.

The game bases itself around "macro decisions over micro management" and will feature a qwerty hotkey system for unit control and construction. Also, maps will feature terrain obstructing vision similar to games such as Defense of the Ancients and League of Legends.

Grey Goo Video Game
Grey Goo Video Game

Why Grey Goo?

Grey goo (also spelled gray goo) is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all matter on Earth while building more of themselves, a scenario that has been called ecophagy ("eating the environment").

The original idea assumed machines were designed to have this capability, while popularizations have assumed that machines might somehow gain this capability by accident.

Self-replicating machines of the macroscopic variety were originally described by mathematician John von Neumann, and are sometimes referred to as von Neumann machines. The term gray goo was coined by nanotechnology pioneer Eric Drexler in his 1986 book Engines of Creation.

Grey Goo Video Game
Grey Goo Video Game

In 2004 he stated, "I wish I had never used the term 'gray goo'." Engines of Creation mentions "gray goo" in two paragraphs and a note, while the popularized idea of gray goo was first publicized in a mass-circulation magazine, Omni, in November 1986.

Grey Goo Video Game
Grey Goo Video Game

A real time strategy game that almost has it all. Three major factions and a huge open planet to conquer, Grey Goo may well prove be the best RTS game of the year... already! Find out for yourself come January 23rd, 2015.

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