Game Description and Comments
Beyond Protocol is a massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS). In Beyond Protocol you control an entire civilization and interact with thousands of players from around the world in a persistent universe. Players wage wars in real-time form alliances with other players explore the universe exploit the mineral wealth of thousands of planets launch espionage missions and gather intelligence and engage in an unlimited number of activities.
Beyond Protocol provides a plethora of options and opportunities to the player beyond simple war. For example a player can establish a trading empire where the goal is to sell technologies and minerals on the market. A player can also be a diplomatic player forming alliances and guilds to gain control and power. In addition a player can devote themselves to technology and science in an attempt to be the most advanced race in the game. If that is not enough a player can even form a master spy network and gather important intel on other players and then sell that intel on the market or hire their services to other players. Simply put Beyond Protocol should remind gamers of the great space strategy games of the past.
- Persistent universe for the true meaning of MMORTS.
- Fully customizable units and facilities.
- Land Sea and Space battles all simultaneous.
- Game development and diplomacy interface through the Galactic Senate.
- Co-op game play options in an MMO through multiple accounts- one empire.
- Complex economic and morale system for game balance.
- Ability to play the game while not logged in through SMS messaging and email.
- Galactic News reports every moment of the action to keep you informed.
- Player created items are unique in the galaxy leading to scarcity and coveting.
- Huge technology tree to ASSIST in the game evolution not have it depend on it.
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Comment: I am currently a beta tester for this game and I am very impressed. There are so many options and so much depth to it. For all of you who got your start in strategy gaming from the Master of Orion series this game brings to the genre everything you ever thought would make an excellent addition to the game experience.
Research is very open ended. You are given special projects that allow you to expand your scientific abilities. For example a new special project may give you the ability to develop longer ranged beam weapons. Using your creativity the parameters set by you special research progress and the minerals you gather on your planets you can design and develop your own weapons engines and other components and then design new facilities and vehicles with them.
They also have a very detailed espionage system and the ability to set up colonies not only on planets but in space stations as well.
This is working out to be a great game with plenty of long term potential. I highly recommend checking out their website and staying up to date as this game approaches release this spring.
Beyond Protocol is free to play during beta testing but will charge a subscription once officially launched.
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Kind of old and doesn’t have good graphics. I’ve seen other games from 2008 with much better graphics, but the graphics in this game feel more like early 2000s graphics. But for an MMORTS, it is kind of unique; the world is huge and you have control over 3D space. But for $20, I don’t think the game is really worth it; it just feels underdeveloped, and I’m surprised the game even lasted until 2011. Overall, I’d rate this game a 3/5.