Looking for old sci-fi RTS

By gyscos
Jun 30, 2010
  1. Hi there !

    When I was young - oh, sooo young - I used to play to a RTS my dad had installed, and I really can't remember its name.

    It was sci-fi, on a strange planet. The atmosphere was really cold and slow.

    I think we only had the demo, and we always played the same game.

    In the beginning of the game, we would sloowly develop (yeah, I really remember this game being slow) : first research, then construction for buildings, defense, ...
    I think we had to research something, then something else with the word light in it, then finally we could build some defense.
    I remember after some time, we would see a 'scout' (some vehicle, I don't think there were any human in the game), and if we were fast enough, we could build a laser tower before.

    Buildings were somehow connected wire tubes, or maybe it was underground ways...

    I played it before 2000, probably around 1998 (I remebre playing Seven Kingdoms, fallout 1, ...)

    I don't think there was any 3D in it.
    I played TA, but the game I'm looking for was much less intense, and probably not as beautiful...

    I really hope someone will be able to help me...
    If I saw a screenshot of the game, I think I could recognize it... *I hope*
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,961   +69

    Are you talking PC or console?
  3. gyscos

    gyscos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It was on pc.
  4. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Posts: 188

    Starcraft maybe?
  5. gyscos

    gyscos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Naah, I'm pretty sure I would have recohnized it...
    Also, I think buildings were pretty smaller on the screen than in starcraft.
    And I clearly remember the lines between buildings, like some roads.
    There were civilian buildings, like hospital or things like that. I think I remember seeing a kindergarten, but maybe that's just what my dad told me... :-S
  6. magaman598

    magaman598 TS Booster Posts: 188

    Command and Conquer? I don't know if that's Sci-fi tho. Warcraft is also another one.

    I can't really say that what you're describing sounds familiar to me tho.

    EDIT: There's one I foregot, maybe it was Total annihilation?
  7. gyscos

    gyscos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nope, its not one of these...

    The game was at a much slower pace than C&C, TA, *craft, ...
    Almost like a simulation game, with war inside.
    But it's not civ, simcity or caesars... It really is sci-fi, and it clearly isn't happening on Earth, or any habitable planet...

    I checked some lists of old RTS, but didn't find it there... I'm pretty sure the game wasn't a hit, so I just hope somebody happened to play it...
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Possibly Dune II? It's the game that started the modern day RTS, and I recall it being rather slow.
  9. gyscos

    gyscos TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nah, I looked for screenshots from Dune, and the game I'm looking for had less colors, or at least colder colors.
    I think graphics were a little bit like Imperium Galactica (seems I can't post link).
    But I don't remember seeing anything happening in outerspace.
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