Stardock announced their Founder’s Program for the upcoming PC tower defense game, Siege of Centauri. These founders will receive beta access beginning on March 28th, 2019. Siege of Centauri is set in the Ashes of the Singularity universe and will control the first colony on Proxima Centauri. The Founder’s program is designed to allow fans of the genre to get early input into game mechanics, pacing, and balance. Interested players can sign up at this link for $10.
“With tens of thousands of enemy machines pouring toward your base, we want to give players a very new experience of what it means to defend yourselves against overwhelming odds,” said Derek Paxton, lead designer of Siege of Centauri. “It takes little explaining to the player on the benefits between a rail gun that fires 1 deadly round every 10 seconds, and a high-speed plasma arc array that does low damage, but to dozens of enemies at once, when you can visibly see a huge mothership surrounded by hundreds of escorts coming at you.”
“Another feature we’re pretty excited about is separating resource gathering from enemy destruction,” said Paxton. “You are, literally, dealing with overwhelming enemy forces while simultaneously having to make some tough choices on what areas of a given map you need to defend and which ones you need to just let go in order to safeguard your resource production.”