In the current “bigger, faster, more, more, more!” world meta it’s refreshing to find a strategy game that dares to ignore the standard and often times overwhelming mechanics of the genre to focus on the basics - while still managing to captivate and feel new. Auralux: Constellations is just such a game, it’s available now and it’s packing extra goodies for owners of SHIELD Android TV.
Auralux: Constellations is the sequel to Auralux, “an ultra-minimalist” take on the real-time strategy (RTS) formula that challenges you to conquer an array of planets, which are arranged in constellations that grow in size and complexity as you progress through the game’s 150 levels. Each planet produces units every second that you send out into space to do battle or assimilate neutral worlds. The goal is to conquer all the planets in a given level.
Now, what exactly does “ultra-minimalistic” mean? Well, in this case it means an RTS game that is boiled down to its core elements: Auralux: Constellations is so simple to learn how to play that, like us, you’ll be amazed at just how engrossing and challenging it is to master.
Fans of the original Auralux will no-doubt relish Constellations’ new game modes that include new map elements such as black holes, supernovas and wormholes that influence the tactics needed to beat a particular level.
And it’s beautiful too - especially on a SHIELD Android TV connected to a 4K resolution display! The strategy game sports native 4K support exclusively for just such a setup. The vibrant colors and animations that pulse in rhythm to the adaptive ambient music soundtrack really come to life on the big screen at this resolution. SHIELD owners also gain the benefit of higher unit counts onscreen at once thanks to the horsepower supplied by the Tegra X1 processor.
And that’s not all: SHIELD Android TV owners can also enjoy local multiplayer games for up to four players at once - along with two exclusive multiplayer levels. This is in addition to the standard online multiplayer options that game supports via Google Play Games.
Auralux: Constellations is free to download and play via Google Play (offers in-app purchases), so why not give it a try? If you are at all into strategy games you will be glad you did!
If you don’t already own one, pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV today and start playing this critically acclaimed ultra-minimalistic real-time strategy (RTS) game .