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Gas Powered Announces New Real-Time Strategy Game

Kings and Castles is now in development... so here are some chickens.

Gas Powered Games, the studio responsible for games like Dungeon Siege, Demigod, and Supreme Commander, has announced its next project. The game is described as an "epic real-time strategy game" and is in development for the PC and "next-generation consoles." I suspect that really means "current-generation consoles," and not the PlayStation 4.

There really isn't too much more out there about the game beyond this video of Chris Taylor, kicking it with chickens and horses.
  
  
The company plans to post weekly video blogs, some of which may actually talk about the game's development. But to be honest, I could totally watch weekly videos of Chris Taylor just being Chris Taylor, too. Head over to the game's official site for more. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
Gas Powered Games, the studio responsible for games like Dungeon Siege, Demigod, and Supreme Commander, has announced its next project. The game is described as an "epic real-time strategy game" and is in development for the PC and "next-generation consoles." I suspect that really means "current-generation consoles," and not the PlayStation 4.

There really isn't too much more out there about the game beyond this video of Chris Taylor, kicking it with chickens and horses.
  
  
The company plans to post weekly video blogs, some of which may actually talk about the game's development. But to be honest, I could totally watch weekly videos of Chris Taylor just being Chris Taylor, too. Head over to the game's official site for more.
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Edited by RaccoonusDoodus

...what the HELL just happened?

Posted by V

they seem to have a pretty good marketing strategy... this is pretty much selling me on the game.

Posted by rathantoras

sounds cool

Posted by eroticfishcake

Well that's an original name for a game. Wonder what's it about...

Posted by intarcouch

this rules

Posted by Horace

Saw this earlier.  Video is pretty funny.

Posted by Jeffsekai

Demigod was amazing, can't wait for this.

Posted by Carlos1408

Lol that was quite funny. :D 
I hope they make a good game!

Posted by Rebirth1337
@V said:
" they seem to have a pretty good marketing strategy... this is pretty much selling me on the game. "
Yeah I was about to post the same thing. Really good idea on their part.
Posted by NoXious

So this is how they develop the Farm for their new game. Sweet!

I'm hoping the game will turn out great to be fair.

Posted by JeevesPleez

This is how you sell a videogame.

 This guy knows whats up
Posted by Death_Unicorn

GREAT VIDEO!

Posted by ajamafalous
@Jeff said:

" and is in development for the PC and "next-generation consoles." I suspect that really means "current-generation consoles," and not the PlayStation 4. "

I hate this. I feel like as soon as the majority of developers shifted from Xbox to Xbox 360 development (or any other comparable consoles), next-gen should be known as current-gen. At this rate, when the PS4 comes out it'll be known as SUPER NEXT-GEN.
Posted by ashbash

I am a confuseds.

Posted by MmmSkyscraper

I want some of what he's on. Also the axe needs to be a regular feature.

Posted by Jimbo

Kings And Castles:  Total Stronghold Siege Commander

Edited by swamplord666

this is the most amazing thing since sliced bread. I must find him so that i can beat him and claim the title of alpha male.

Posted by MjHealy

"Next-gen"? C'mon, its 2010.

Edited by Winternet

Yeah Chris Taylor. He created Total Annihilation. Now that was an amazing RTS.
 
Edit: Oh, and if the game has "Chris Taylor's" in the title, then its success guaranteed .

Posted by sdauz

maybe it will be like stronghold....u know but fun?

Posted by Jayzilla

I used to love RTS/ turn based strategy games. The last one that I enjoyed a ton was Rome:Total War. The genre just hasn't done anything new or exciting. I am very skeptical of this game as well as the new Starcraft. They just look like the same thing I have played over and over again, each with a few small gimmicks. I hope something comes around to revitalize the genre.

Posted by Zelnox
Posted by Johnny5

I'd be cool if they mixed int he epic scale of Supreme Commander and fantasy. Imagine it now thousands of tiny dudes being ripped limb from limb, their prepubescent cries echoing in the wind. Ahh smells like beauty.

Posted by mm665

Best marketing move ever.I don't know anything about this game but will definitely check it out on release day.

Posted by Bummey
@Zelnox said:
" I never got to play Total Annihilation: Kingdoms, so maybe this is some sort of spiritual successor too.  "
It was actually pretty decent. Not as good as TA, but not as bad as everyone said it was. The different factions were pretty interesting, with some different spawn mechanics and ... just weird stuff. But there were only about 10 units per faction, which a lot of people hated.
Posted by Jimbo
@Winternet said:
" Yeah Chris Taylor. He created Total Annihilation. Now that was an amazing RTS.  Edit: Oh, and if the game has "Chris Taylor's" in the title, then its success guaranteed . "
Pahaha.  OK, sure.
Posted by Milkman

Chris Taylor, don't ever change. <3

Posted by Dalai

Someone tell him to stop using the video game name generator to name his games.

Posted by KrunkSplein

My problem is that I like Chris Taylor, I love Gas Powered Games, but I hate RTS games.  Mostly because I suck at them.

Posted by artofwar420

Alright, got my attention and laughs.

Posted by FiatNox

I'm scared of what may happen if i don't purchase this game from this man.

Posted by deepfreeze

Completely irrelevant, and yet, I am strangely aroused.

Posted by MeatSim

People are still calling current consoles next-gen?

Posted by EtherealSlayer

This video was retarded and helps explain why Supreme Commander was so bad.

Posted by itbei

When I grow up, I wanna be just like Chris Taylor.

Posted by lucas_kelly

I hope its better than Supreme Commander, because I hated that game.

Posted by Shirogane

Huh, so that's what Chris Taylor's like... 
 
No wonder they put his names on all the games, who wouldn't buy them? 
I am so going to work with this dude some day... 
 
Wonder if this'll be the Kingdoms to Supreme Commander.
Posted by AuthenticM

My attention, you have.

Posted by SiN_BR

Insane...

Posted by RollHard86

ACTOR.  Give a little emphasis to the OOOOR.  To let people know he's a true performer!

Posted by Bouke

As long as i don't have to upgrade my PC i'm in...
Posted by lockwoodx

That was great. I just hope the game also has a good amount of comedy in it.

Posted by Keithcrash

I thought the video was more annoying then funny.  But, love the company and RTS' so... the game might be pretty cool.

Posted by Marz

to make good video games, you have to be somewhat off and this guy is off.

Posted by Kinggi

Chris Taylor i hear doesnt run a slave shop like the rest of the industry (i hear.....i could be wrong i guess) so anyway i hope this project does well.  I really enjoyed Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege.
 
I also hope their video blogs are actually informative about the game design process.  This was cute but not that funny.

Posted by Lethkhar

They're gonna try ANOTHER RTS on a console?


This was a bizarre video.

Posted by HairyToeKnuckles

The original Dungeon Siege and I had such a great time together. The sequel didn't quite hit the mark, however. I wish he'd stop with the RTS and make another GOOD Dungeon Siege.