In December, Spanish studio Numantian Games released They Are Billions in early access. It took the PC world by surprise, providing fantastic real-time strategy elements and a nuanced take on the seemingly endless horde of zombie games. By all accounts, we can't wait for its full release.
But it also got us thinking: what is the state of the real-time strategy genre? Is it really dying, as many might claim? Or has it been burgeoning under our noses, with excellent entries rounding out one of the most renowned genres in the PC space?
In the video above, Mike Mahardy takes a deep dive into the inner workings of They Are Billions, and how it continues the legacy of stellar RTS games such as Starcraft 2, Command & Conquer, and Age of Empires.