The computer gaming industry has definitely evolved through time. In the era of the internet, a new breed of strategy games has been developed. These are called the real time strategy games or RTS Games. How do these strategy games differ from the usual online games that we already have in the market?
Actually, there’s nothing new with this kind of strategy games. RTS Games have been around since the 1990’s, but it’s only now that this kind of strategy game has been popular due to its popularity. People back in the 1990’s still didn’t have the concrete idea that what they were playing is already a real time strategy game. What makes this more popular these days is the fact that its strategic game play of manipulating units in real time by the use of the mouse and the keyboard has been improved with its stunning graphics that enables units to react right away to the movement of the mouse and the commands from the keyboard.
The 3D effect of these real time strategy games contributed to the skyrocketing popularity of these games. Since these games involve maps on which the units are built and the army built by the players engage in a battle, it is also a must that these maps have special effects more than the 3D images. Besides, the maps on these games also serve its functions when it comes to the strategies of the players. With a map that is intrinsically designed, the modern day strategy online games provide a higher sense of challenge and satisfaction. Aside from the map, the more fascinating aspect of these games is the way the infrastructure and the army units have been designed.
How do you usually play real time strategy games? Earlier, you already have an idea that this kind of game just needs the clicking of the mouse and the commands on a keyboard. Beyond these simple movements is a complex game play. This is like a war game, and just like in a war, you need to employ various strategies to be victorious. To end as the lone victor is the main goal of the game. In this kind of game, you will be given a map on which you will be playing and exploring and a specific location where you can start building your base. You need to build infrastructures and eventually you need to train units that you will send for battle. There is also an economic factor in this game, for you also need to raise funds and maintain your funds to be able to build and train. Since this is a war game, you need to make sure that your base is protected because once all your buildings and units are destroyed, you will be eliminated from the game. On the other hand, once you destroy the other teams then you will be the winner of this game.
Above all these characteristics, being fast paced best characterizes these online games as real time games.