Slipgate Ironworks and 3D Realms surprise-dropped a new playable preview on Steam for the upcoming real-time strategy game Tempest Rising. They also released a brand-new gameplay trailer. Inspired by the all-time classics of the RTS genre, Tempest Rising gives players full command of their armies as they build up their bases, lead their units into battle, and execute bold strategies to win. 

Tempest Rising’s new playable Steam preview is available until August 28th. It features the full first single-player mission of the Global Defense Forces campaign, as they go up against the lethal Tempest Dynasty, as well as the dangers growing unchecked across a war-torn planet Earth. Players will be introduced to five playable GDF unit types, from the Drone Operator to the Sentinel Scout Car, plus six enemy types. There’s a lot for RTS fans and newcomers to the genre to discover, as they’ll get a feel for base-building, intel, air strikes… and even classic gameplay elements like explosive barrels.

About Tempest Rising 

Tempest Rising seamlessly merges the classic action of real-time strategy games from the ‘90s and 2000s with modern production and performance standards. Encounter a battle-scarred 1997 in an alternate timeline, where the Cuban Missile Crisis went nuclear. In the fallout from the war, a strange red electrical vine known as Tempest started spreading across the planet and changed the course of history.

Experience the story of three highly different factions across two campaigns with deep and rewarding gameplay that keeps the focus on strategy and skill, with built-in customization options that allow players to approach the game in their own way in both single-player and multiplayer. 

Key Features: 

  • Classic RTS base-building with fast, fluid, hard-hitting combat and tons of customization 
  • Three asymmetrical factions, each featuring unique harvesting models, individual secondary resource systems, and distinct rosters of units providing drastically different playstyles 
  • Two epic single-player campaigns with between-mission cutscenes to drive the story 
  • Skirmish and multiplayer modes, including ranked matchmaking with Elo rating and unranked matchmaking.

To keep up with the latest development updates, follow Tempest Rising on Twitter and Discord

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