Help me remember the name of this old Space RTS

#1 Posted by hi_im_rob (189 posts) -

I played this RTS game online with a friend many years ago. It must've been a good game because I still think about it from time to time but I can't remember the name of it for the life of me.

I'm just going to list off what I remember from it:

  • I believe its a mid/late-90's era PC game
  • The game is played in a 2D side perspective (think R-Type), it takes place entirely in space
  • When the game starts, you control a mothership
  • There are 4 races, each with unique colour (red, blue, green and yellow i think). Aside from slight aesthetic differences, they function the same
  • The mothership had a 'drone' that would automatically fly out of it and retrieve nearby minerals that matched your race's colour
  • The mothership spent minerals on buildings, which produced units like fighters and carriers (typical RTS tech tree stuff)
  • One of the buildings was an 'academy'. If your units sat beside it for long enough they would level up.
  • I believe it was a multiplayer-only game
  • You would have to send your mothership farther and farther away from your base to find more minerals which created a risk/reward scenario

This is all I can remember for now.

If you know the name of this game please let me know!

Thanks.

#2 Posted by BrokenInglish (2 posts) -

I think this is exactly the game I'm also looking for ><

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