Does anybody remember the movie "The Swarm"? If so, Breed is sure to bring back memories.
Breed starts in the future after Earth has begun colonizing a neighboring star system. When an enemy known as the Breed attacks the colonies, Earth sends the United Space Corps to boost the colony's rudimentary defenses. Each USC cruiser is equipped with air and ground vehicles, as well as gestation pods to generate an endless supply of ground troops.
You take command of the USC Darwin after the colonies have been successfully defended. Victory comes at a price, though. Resources have been depleted, and the USC fleet has left Earth undefended. This is where the game picks up. Upon your return to Earth, you find the home planet overrun with Breed, and the rest of the USC in shambles.
The Darwin has the element of surprise on its side. The Breed are not expecting any of the USC forces to have returned, so with the proper surgical guerrilla type strikes, players may be able to take back their home planet.
Players will battle the Breed as one of the endlessly generated ground troops. A lot of the game will be played via a first-person perspective, but you will also be able to battle with a tank or in the air, after acquiring the proper vehicle.
With elements of air and land battle against a ferocious and seemingly unknown enemy, comparisons to Starship Troopers seems inevitable. While a playable version is unavailable, the story seems to make for a great shoot-em-up. The variety of gameplay will only enhance the experience.
The developer, Brat Designs, is hoping that by keeping its development team small it can have more control over the quality of the story and gameplay. We will see when this David takes on the various Goliaths when this game is released.
Daniel "Monk" Pelfrey
Wants a futuristic tank.