Hey, every time I see Starcraft coverage, I wish I could go back and play this demo disc I got from a PC magazine back in like 1998. It had this sick alien-RTS on it and I've searched n searched but I can't find the name of it.
I guess you could say it was capitalizing on everyone's love of Starcraft, because your "Refinery" is a tall blue crystal. The ground is dark purple, and there are light purple patches where you can plant crops. Your refinery drains energy from the crops you plant.
Your units come out of a "Gene Pool" which is a purple circle that you can see your units gestate on.
Your units are gross waspy, insectoid aliens that scuttle and click around.
It's from an isometric perspective, like most RTS games around that time. Also on this demo disc was BEDLAM, the MS-DOS game.
Here is my from-memory drawing of what this game looked like- this is the refinery and the crops you plant around it:
That's all I got.
I don't know where the god damn hell this thread should go.