As a commander of the Union, a semi state organization with military and research potential, your goal is to help humanity rebuild. Modern military technology will give you an edge over the bandits, but the task will be far from an easy one.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The main reason is our desire for full transparency with our clients.
We are confident that currently White Sands is fully playable and demonstrates all its mechanics and features, yet there is still a lot of room for improvements.
Players who subscribe to the game vision in its current form should be the best guides as to its further development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We approximate Early Access period to be between 6-12 months maximum.”

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

“The main difference between pre- and post-Early Access game would be decided by the players.

Some areas of possible improvement and expansion are:
a) if players want more direct Unit control like in traditional RTS games
b) further expanded economy and base management system
c) more variety within playable and enemy units
d) new features currently not implemented but possible to develop based on game architecture”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Fully implemented features include:
a) Fully playable storyline missions with bandit and mutant boss objectives.
b) Events fully implemented with rewards and gameplay consequences.
c) Base expansions feature fully implemented for each player controlled station.
d) Defensive structures unlockable by the player implemented.
e) Mech units, VTOL aircraft and a wide selection of ground vehicles and infantry units implemented.
f) Medevac, decontamination and Trade Outpost missions implemented.

Partially implemented:
a) Partially implemented direct player control. (WIP)
b) Enemy and player unit Behavior Trees implemented but under further development.
c) Entire game map fully playable, with current locations to be further refined with new and animated structures.
d) Building and structures destruction system partially implemented. More in game objects will be successively added to the destruction system.”

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

“We do not plan to change the base price of the game during Early Access period and after EA is over, but we will change discounts rates based on Steam events.”

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

“To participate in the game development, please provide your feedback in White Sands Steam discussion forums, Discord channels or our Twitter feed. Both Discord and Twitter are linked in the game Steam page.”
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About This Game




White Sands is a single player RTS.



The game takes you to a not so distant future, in which Earth has been devastated by a Solar superstorm known as coronal mass ejection. Storm pushed Earth's magnetic field beyond planet circumference, allowing huge amounts of solar radiation to penetrate to the ground level. The temperature and radiation spike killed much of life on the surface and resulted in DNA mutations of life forms as small as viruses.

When CME ended, the earth's magnetic field had reshaped into its protective function, but by then all life on earth was barely clinging to survival. Years passed and the surface is still a very dangerous place to live. Humans established settlements either deep underground or high above it. Mutants and gangs roam the wasteland in search of food, drink, and loot.

As a commander of the Union, a semi state organization with military and research potential, your goal is to help humanity rebuild. Modern military technology will give you an edge over the bandits, but the task will be far from an easy one.

Make scientific direction choices that will help the civilian population and your troops survive in the hostile world. 


Expand your bases, deliver aid to settlements, rescue survivors, fight for food, water and medical supplies. 


On missions, you will come face to face with gangs of cyborgs, bandits, and mutants. Modern military technology may not be enough against their superior numbers. 





ADULT CONTENT DESCRIPTION


This Game contains visual content not appropriate for all ages.
Frequent depictions of violence and gore.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains visual content not appropriate for all ages—frequent depictions of violence, cannibalism and gore.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 11 / 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-8500
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 11 / 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-8700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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