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Posted on Mar 18, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Heavy Duty Website Goes Live

Armchair General

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Akella is pleased to announce the launch of the Heavy Duty official website that shows off latest assets and storyline additions. Visitors can now go online to to get an in-depth look at game features, browse and download screenshots and videos (both promotional and in-game). The website also provides an integral insight into the game content (via fact sheet and FAQs) and features what others are saying about Heavy Duty (Press section).

The website also contains Forum section where players will be able to keep up with and discuss all the latest news, screenshots and videos that are released as development continues.


The site also features a news section to keep all fans up to date. Stay tuned as more updates are coming soon!

About Heavy Duty

With the spread of mankind throughout the galaxy new colonies had to be found in the vast reaches of space. Colonists and scientists made the first landings, tasked with setting up settlements for others to follow. These colonized planets are ruled by rival corporations entrusted by the governments of Earth to protect its citizens from harm.

Little did they think from where that danger might manifest itself…

On the frontiers of the human incursion into space hostile alien forces have made themselves known, and they aren’t willing to share. Beholden to the organizations in charge of this fragile frontier is the militarized installation: Heavy Duty. Their task: to halt the advance of the alien menace at all costs.

This beautiful-looking game features many advanced technologies allowing new scope in the field of action/strategy games. Featuring the first full planet simulation the player can zoom in from the depths of space to the smallest blade of grass waving in the breeze next to a running stream.

Key features:

    * Advanced graphical engine providing visual scale not seen before in real-time action strategy.
    * Reverse kinematics mean the end of scripted animation and make sure that characters interact with the world on a believable level.
    * Manage the base, characters and finances as you battle to keep the alien menace at bay.
    * Engage the enemy in multiple ways from dogfights in the skies with UFOs, to ground-based cleanup operations after wrecked UFOs crash planetside as well as the whole-scale assault of alien bases or the defence of your own.
    * Fully deformable terrain provides a new tactical challenge – blow craters in the ground to provide your units with cover.