Silica is a crossover of FPS and RTS where up to 3 factions battle for control over the planet of Baltarus. Lead from above as commander, or experience the action first-hand, either alone, or with friends. Join one of two human armies, or hunt them down as the territorial aliens.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (81) - 66% of the 81 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (3,454) - 78% of the 3,454 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 3, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our experience has taught us that it's vital to get early feedback from our players to polish and refine our games. This applies to Silica even more so, as the game is being made by an external developer through our Bohemia Incubator program.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to have Silica in Early Access for approximately one year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access, we plan to continue polishing the current game modes and adding more content, such as more combat units, and also to improve the gameplay as a whole.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, the game has two fully playable game modes: Strategy and Arena. Strategy is the flagship game mode where players take on the role of Commander, experiencing classic real-time strategy gameplay, or Soldier, bringing an FPS twist to the genre. The Arena is a chaotic pure FPS shooter mode that allows everyone to try all combat units.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to increase the price slightly after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We intend to use a wide range of methods to gather feedback and engage with the community. These will include Discord, Steam Discussions, and processing feedback through our dedicated Feedback Tracker website app. We also want to use Steam Stats to gather anonymous analytics.”
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About This Game

Dive into Silica, an immersive blend of first-person shooter and real-time strategy, each true to its respective genre. The game allows you freedom of choice without forcing you to play as either.

Intense Shooter and Classic Strategy

If you prefer sand-filled boots, bullets whizzing overhead, and menacing alien jaws closing in, the infantry role is for you. Not limited to merely foot-based soldiers, you can also take control of any available vehicles, including the colossal Harvester, the speedy Light Quad, or the insidious Siege Tank, just to name a few.

Or, if chewing metal is your niche, then the hive-mind, insect-like aliens are your faction of choice. Shift your consciousness between creatures such as the stealthy Crab, the nimble Hunter, or the armored Goliath.

For those who'd rather command their forces from a distance, the esteemed role of Commander awaits you in the relative safety of orbit. Deploy Harvesters to silica crystal fields, hiding the valuable resources you're after. Construct and place immense structures to produce and dispatch units that will dominate the battlefield.

Key Features

  • First/third-person shooter - control any character, creature, or vehicle. You can leave the commanding to the AI.
  • Choose from 6 unique locations to play on.
  • Immerse yourself in 3 engaging game modes.
  • Singleplayer and multiplayer options - play alone or with up to 36 people in Strategy mode and 32 in Arena mode.
  • As a human, produce and select from 5 infantry classes and 15 distinct vehicles.
  • As an alien, spawn and shift between 13 different creatures.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Violence, General Mature Content.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 3GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 24 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Hardware requirements are subject to change during Early Access.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-10400 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX 5700
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 24 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Hardware requirements are subject to change during Early Access.

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