Choose between different factions, with their own set of expendable soldiers, mechas, and weapons. Protect your brain, mine gold, and destroy the enemy cortex in his bunker complex!
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Very Positive (1,181) - 81% of the 1,181 user reviews for this game are positive.
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February 8

Planetoid Pioneers is LAUNCHED, and 25% OFF



Ladies and gentlemen, this craft taking off today has been over eight years in the making...

Powered by a world-class 2D physics engine, a unique and modular game design on top, massive and varied content built with fully integrated editors (all included!), and extreme integration with the Steam Workshop for endless expansion, we at Data Realms are incredibly proud to present:

Planetoid Pioneers - the Physicsvania prequel to Cortex Command!

Speaking of Cortex Command, as a thank you to all owners of this previous game of ours, we are offering a 25% Loyalty Discount to you on top of the 25% Launch Discount for the special Contributor Edition of Planetoid Pioneers! This means, as an owner of Cortex Command, you end up paying 25% less than the base price for Planetoid Pioneers, and also get bonus access to the official Contributor Community Discord server, where you can easily share your content with other creatively-minded people and chat directly with the core development team.

We hope you enjoy exploring the current crop of wildly different worlds that ship today in the Asteroid Belt of Planetoid Pioneers, and look forward to seeing many more automatically pop up on that map from the Steam Workshop as the community grows and continues to create!

Head over to the Planetoid Pioneers store page THIS WEEK ONLY to claim your juicy deal!
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February 2

Cortex Command FREE + get 25% OFF our NEW game Planetoid Pioneers, launching on Thursday!



Folks, it's an exciting time over here at Data Realms. Next week we are launching our NEW game,
Planetoid Pioneers - which is actually a prequel to Cortex Command!

In celebration of that, we are making Cortex Command FREE for an entire weekend! Yes, you get to keep it forever after, too. (edit: yes, really you get to keep the full thing, never have to pay)

AND, if you own Cortex Command by the time Planetoid Pioneers launches on Thursday next week (Feb 8), you also get an 25% OFF it! Just add PP to your wishlist to be reminded.

So, just press that button to get all these free goodies - and stay tuned for more exciting Cortex Command developments this year!

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About This Game

A project over eleven years in the making, Cortex Command has rich 2D pixel graphics coupled with an extremely detailed physics engine, which allows for highly replayable and emergent real-time action. There is also a turn-based strategic campaign mode which ties the tactical fights together, featuring persistent terrains that will accumulate the battle scars, debris, and bunker ruins through your entire campaign.

Choose from several unique technology factions, each featuring their own sets of expendable soldier bodies, mechas, weapons, tools, and landing craft. Protect your brain, mine the gold, and destroy the enemy cortex in his bunker complex!

Key Features:

  • Fully destructible environments - The gold you need to excavate is sprinkled throughout the terrain of each scene. Use special digging tools to blast your way into the dirt and debris. All the pieces of bodies and ships from your struggles will fall to the ground and permanently add to the battlefield. Get more powerful (and expensive) diggers and you can even tunnel into your enemies' bunkers from below!

  • Strategic metagame campaign – The intense, real-time tactical battles are put in a greater strategic context in the Campaign mode, thus giving each battle meaning and consequence. The gold-rich terrains on the planet and the defensive bunkers you build to defend them are persistent from fight to fight. This means there will be layers of debris, bunker ruins, tunnels, and corpses piled up in layers, telling the history of each place throughout each campaign played.

  • In-game buying menu - At any time and place during the game, bring up a powerful menu to order new bodies and equipment, all delivered at the location and by the transport ship of your choosing. Rockets are cheaper but unreliable and harder to land. Drop ships are far more expensive but can quickly deploy entire groups of puppets onto difficult terrain. Ships and equipment returned to the TradeStar are refunded to your account.

  • Build your own bunker - At the start of most missions, you are able to take your time and build your own command bunker from scratch. Easily design twisting tunnels and place doors, traps, and turrets to thwart your enemies' intrusions! Pre-deploy and equip bodies in and around your installation to prepare yourself for your objectives. Don't spend too much though, or you won't have enough funds left when the mission starts!

  • Four-player cooperative and/or versus multiplayer - Gather your friends and plug in those game controllers! Play skirmish or campaign missions with or against up to three of your buddies. 2 vs 2, 1 vs. 3, 4 vs. the CPU - it's up to you! (rhyme intended). Flexible control settings allow you to use the keyboard, keyboard + mouse, or any generic game controller you can find and plug in.

  • Built-in editors and modding - Several in-game editors allow you to easily create your own stuff. The game's engine is built to make it very simple to modify and add your own content. Design your own missions, guys, ships, weapons, tools, bombs, and shields - and easily share them with your friends. Join and download some fantastic mods from the community at the Data Realms Fan Forums.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1GHz processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
    • Video Card: 640x480 (VGA) resolution monitor
    • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 3GHz or faster
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 150MB HDD space
    • Video Card: 1920x1080 (full HD 1080p) resolution monitor
    • Additional: Should run on any PC released within the past 5 years.
    Minimum:
    • OSX:10.4 (OSX Tiger or Greater)
    • Processor:1.6 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    • RAM:1GB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel GMA X3100
    • Disk:300 mb
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