Screeps Team announces the release of its MMO RTS sandbox for programmers on Steam (Video)

Screeps is an indie MMO RTS sandbox game for programmers, wherein the core mechanic is programming units AI. With all the attributes of a real strategy game, the player controls his colony by merely writing JavaScripts which operate 24/7 in the single persistent world filled by other players.

Screeps is developed for people with programming skills. Unlike some other RTS games, units in Screeps can react to events without the player’s participation – provided that he has programmed them properly. And, unlike other MMO, one do not has to play Screeps constantly to play well. It is quite enough just to check once in a while to see if everything goes well.

•The game has raised totally $20,794 in two Indiegogo campaigns.
•The game world was publicly launched on August 20, 2015, while the Steam version launches today, June 20, 2016.
•You play by writing JavaScript AI which controls your units 24/7 even while you’re offline.
•All players coexist in the same real-time persistent world.
•Units, base, mining resources, territory control, economy, manufacturing, transporting, logistics, trading – all the attributes of a real strategy game which you need to program.
•Open source game server engine.
•An option to create your own local world and play with friends.

The MMO part of the game is subscription-based with a flat monthly fee. The Steam version includes lifetime MMO access with CPU limit.