Slip into the role of Daniel Hanson, commander of the first mission to a remote planet called Meridian. Assured of the fact that the planet is uninhabited, the unexpected reception of a distress call from the surface could mean many things, none of which you are prepared for.
User reviews: Mixed (313 reviews) - 54% of the 313 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"Need that old skool Command and Conquer RTS itch scratching? Meridian: New World does a decent job bringing back those funky RTS feelings of old."
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“One Guy Shouldn’t Be Able To Make Meridian: New World”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Upon first look, Meridian seems to rival – at least, visually – the most high profile of triple-A RTS games on the market, and it was only crafted in two years. Take note, Blizzard.”

“With units allowed to equip items, a leveling system for you the commander, and a new emphasis on storytelling, Meridian may just be the evolution of the RTS genre”

Contributor's Pack

We really want to make sure that you get something out of being a contributor, therefore, in addition to receiving a list of exclusive content:

  • Full game
  • HD cut scenes
  • Soundtrack
  • A second Steam Key to give away

Contributors will also, as a treat, have access to selected goodies from various Early Access events and contests!

About This Game

An accomplished, old-school, indie, futuristic Sci-fi RTS with RPG elements!!

Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The strategy you use and how many troops you sacrifice to reach your goal will influence the attitude of your crew towards you. Are you ready to shape the history of galactic colonization?

Brought to you as the brainchild of Ede Tarsoly - the sole man behind Elder Games - Meridian: New World was mostly received with disbelief and awe at the fact that it's a one-man production. While it remains true that Ede is the source of every detail of the game, some assets were created by his friends Balázs Bodnár, Tamás Gyermán and Gábor Menyhárt, who are credited with their contribution.

Engaging and original story with varied missions
  • A single player game
  • Polished, dynamic and fluid unit control
  • Beautiful graphics; realistic environments
  • Amazing immersive music

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.5Ghz single core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI 2600 Pro
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 830 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Intel integrated graphics processors are unsupported
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 3Ghz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 275 / ATI Radeon 4770 (or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 830 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: Intel integrated graphics processors are unsupported
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Quite possibly the worst game I have ever played. I also bought the "Special Edition" in retail and the disc doesnt even have the bloody installer on it. Had to download that myself through Steam.

Visually the game is solid (minus the UI) but it fails in pretty much every other catergory.
It may be an excuse to say it was essentially made by one guy but; "That ♥♥♥♥ aint logical captain". No game should come out strait from EA to full retail in this fashion.

UI is all backwards, no grouping, poor unit pathing, rigid and badly zoomed and angeld camera, it's all bad all the time.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Very basic RTS that plays like it was made in 1995.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Tries to be starcraft without the balance. Player units are too weak, enemy seemingly has no unit cap while player is dreadfully limited. Pitiful tech trees and weapon upgrades that don't seem to perform as stated. If you're looking for a good RTS on steam you're better off with Supreme Commander or Planetary Annihilation.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game is quite bad, you can only play as 1 faction. There are not many buildings, very few units. The story is not the worst, but not great. Skirmish sucks ♥♥♥... there's max 4 players per match. There's barely any resources to play with, if you want to play a hour long game... forget about it. Almost ran out of resources in 20 min. Cap limit is also way too low.

Well... i do not recommend it really.. i guess you could play the campaign if you get the discount at 1€ (the reason i bought the game). I didn't even finish campaign though, this game way too boring for a RTS kind of a guy like me... Was disappointed, damn.

Game doesn't seem to be optimised... i get weird fps lag, might just be me.

I would rate it 3/10.

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301 of 367 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Oh goodness where do I begin with this game? At first I was a bit worried that another indie RTS was being pushed out on Steam as, well I know I can speak for most of the people looking at this game, we've been burnt out and screwed over by developers that spend a whopping two months and call it a game then charge an arm and a leg... Well let me be the first one to tell you that this isn't one of those games at all!

Dear lord if you want edge of your seat gameplay, better than normal base building, an interesting campaign with hopes for the future, and units that are wonderfully designed and almost perfectly customizable this game is for you! Campaign plops you down in an interesting mix of a colonization story gone wrong. I won't spoil anything but goodness that's one fine story I'm still crawling through. Loading times? Forget about em! This game has none and in the places where it does have them it's a whole whopping two second wait at the most (might be a little longer for some older computer rigs; not sure but it won't take you long!)

Things that really stick out for this game in my opinion? Probably the graphics and music. You can see the screenshots and while I was skeptical at first that they were just glorified photoshopped images I can gladly say that is not the case at all. The game is literally that beautiful and the music that plays just bolsters the overwhelming beauty of this game. If you have the money for it I would gladly tell you to buy this one! You will not be upset with your purchase at all.

Believe you/me friend, I'm tired of getting the short end of the stick because I love RTS games and will stand by this game as long as it continues to be worked on. Thanks Dark for rekindling my trust in indie RTS games.
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