CN studio Substantial Games developing new RTS for tablets

Substantial Games

Beijing-based start-up Substantial Games is working on the studio’s first title, a multi-player RTS called Ember Conflict, designed especially for tablet/touch-screen gameplay.

“(Ember Conflict) is a real-time competitive strategy game designed from the ground up for tablets,” said Substantial Games’ Pin Wang.

Wang also credits Touch Dimensions’ mobile RTS Autumn Dynasty for inspiration. “I have to give a lot credit to Autumn Dynasty for proving the entire line-drawing control scheme,” said Wang. “We are really taking that and focusing on how to make a competitive multiplayer game that is inline with both the expectations of core gamers and how people actually use tablets in real life.”

Ember Conflict is schedules to launch in late 2014, according to the studio.