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Hooded Horse announced it will publish Fragile Existence, an ambitious sci-fi RTS survival game developed by Fragile Continuum. The announcement trailer showing humanity’s last fleet fleeing from the destruction of Earth can be viewed on YouTube:
Fragile Existence puts you in charge of humanity’s lone survivors following the annihilation of Earth by an unknown enemy force. On the run from an unrelenting, unstoppable threat, you must explore giant star systems and gather the resources needed to sustain your fleet, both in space and on the surface of fully rendered 3D planets and moons.
Instead of controlling an ever-expanding empire, as in most strategy games, Fragile Existence requires you to take your civilization with you as you flee an enemy forever on your heels. Keep passengers and crew happy, maintain the loyalties of the factions aboard the fleet, and seamlessly zoom out from ground to space as you command ships, construct bases, and wage ground combat. The deep real-time strategy simulation with an active pause mechanic also lets you dropship units and buildings to the surface of moons and planets, crash space ships and ground units into physical objects, and use fleets in orbit to bombard surface targets (or vice versa).
A fully-fledged Planet and System Editor is also planned for release, allowing players to craft their own individual campaigns and customize their experience.
“What started as a portfolio piece to help land me a job in the games industry has grown in very many different directions during this last two years of solo development, and since mid-2021 the team from Hooded Horse have long been supportive of the project behind the scenes, freely offering up advice and tips to myself amongst many others with the intention only of seeing interesting projects reach fruition,” said Lee Harris, solo developer of Fragile Existence. “When it became time for me to seek a publishing partner with whom the Fragile Existence project could truly strive to become something substantial in the strategy genre, the team from Hooded Horse were the only real candidates on my list, and I’m very excited to be working with them going forward.”
“We’re thrilled to have the chance to work with Lee and publish Fragile Existence, as we’ve been following the project closely and are big believers in the game,” said Tim Bender, CEO of Hooded Horse. “Fragile Existence blends survival elements into the RTS genre, giving players the chance to immerse themselves in the struggle of a lone fleet of survivors trying desperately to survive on the run. This is a theme that has been central to some great works of science fiction, and Lee is taking an innovative and fun approach to it.”
As part of the publishing arrangement, Fragile Existence will be localized into Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, French, and German.
Fragile Existence is planned for release late this year and can be wishlisted on Steam.
About Fragile Existence
An ambitious 4X RTS with survival elements, set in the wake of the almost complete annihilation of Earth by an unknown enemy force. Take command of the last fleet of humanity and seamlessly switch between ground and space combat as you strive to survive against seemingly impossible odds.
About Fragile Continuum
Fragile Continuum is the developer of Fragile Existence, an upcoming 4X RTS with survival elements.
About Hooded Horse
Hooded Horse Inc. is a publisher of strategy, simulation, and role-playing games based in Dallas, Texas. Hooded Horse is the publisher of Terra Invicta, developed by Pavonis Interactive; Alliance of the Sacred Suns, developed by KatHawk Studios; Falling Frontier, developed by Stutter Fox Studios; Old World, developed by Mohawk Games; The Way of Wrath, developed by Animmal; Fata Deum, developed by 42 Bits Entertainment; and Fragile Existence, developed by Fragile Continuum.Sponsor this Article!