Wargame: European Escalation, a real-time strategy developed by Eugen Systems, has been officially launched for Linux, making it the best-looking RTS to arrive on the open source platform.The Linux platform has some interesting real-time strategy games, but the truth is that none of them is as advanced, in terms of graphics and gameplay, as Wargame: European Escalation.
The developers, Eugen Systems, are considered veterans of the RTS genre and their portfolio include titles such as Act of War: Direct Action, Act of War: High Treason, and the more recent R.U.S.E.
The players will get to explore an alternate history derived by the Cold War conflict, a could-have-been scenario in which the major powers at that time actually went to war with one another, escalating beyond the mere threats.
“Wargame: European Escalation features intense real-time battles, stunning graphics, and the amazing IRISZOOM system, which allows a continuous zoom from a global view of the map to the heart of the action. With real strategic gameplay, rich content, integration of EugenNet and its numerous online services, Wargame: European Escalation will unite all the world's biggest strategy fans,” states the official announcement.
Releasing the game on Steam for Linux is a very big move from Focus Interactive. This means that everyone who already owns the game on the other two platforms, Mac OS and Windows, will be able to access the game for free, on Linux.
Moreover, the developers also pushed an update that ensures that cross-platform gameplay is possible, placing the three operating systems on a virtual battleground.
Users will have access to a huge range of vehicles and units (over 350 different models), will be able to build an army, and participate into a military campaign across Europe of the 80's, as the Cold War is about to become World War 3.
More details about this superb real-time strategy can be found in the official Steam website.