The first teaser trailer of the new futuristic real-time strategy Etherium has been released that sets the scene of this futuristic universe and shows the first colony of the Consortium, one of the three playable factions in the game.
In Etherium three empires are locked into an endless struggle to control etherium a precious resource found on only a handful of planets. You take the helm of one of the three factions, each with its own characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, technologies and special skills that could see you using climate control, espionage or even precognition on your enemies.
What makes Etherium so different to your standard real time strategy is that the solo campaign is nonlinear which means that you are free to manage your resources, expand your colonies and extend your control whichever way you see fit.
Not only that, but Etherium features a dynamic weather system that will have a direct impact on your strategies; approach an enemy base under the cover of a sandstorm, or cross a freezing river to flank your opponents, each of the seven planets has a diverse environment that forces you to adapt your strategy to best your enemy and survive.
It's not strictly single player though, Etherium offers online modes with up to four player simultaneous play, if you're into that sort of thing. Etherium, like all good strategies will be seeing a release on Windows PC later this year.