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Maelstromís destructive RTS gameplay unleashed in first demo - now available for download


August 16 2006. Command the tech of the Ascension troops and the lead an invading alien force thatís armed with bio-weaponry in the single-player pre-beta Maelstrom demo

On a ravaged future Earth, one crawling with morphing military tech and organic alien weapons, experience explosive action strategy gaming with the pre-beta playable demo of Maelstrom, now available from (in Downloads).

Coming this October exclusively for PC, Maelstrom is the fiercely original result of a development collaboration between Codemasters and acclaimed Russian game studio KDV Games (Perimeter) and delivers innovative RTS gameplay featuring transforming tech, terraforming, and totally destructible environments.

The demo enables gamers to jump right into Maelstromís action-packed missions and enter the battle for control of the planet. Those vying for supremacy are the fearless Hai-Genti alien force, the Ascension and its army of high-tech super soldiers and the human guerrilla fighting Remnants. Set against the violent ecological meltdown of the planet, the demo presents two multiple-objective single-player missions:

Mission One: Games Of Empire
In the first mission from the Ascension Campaign players take command of the technologically superior Ascension forces, their transforming weaponry and cloning super-soldiers. The primary objective is to locate and destroy the four outposts occupied by the Survivors, the last drifters of humanity. The missionís secondary objective sees players plotting the elimination of the rebel Remnant forces in the area.

Mission Two: Evolve or DieThe second demo mission, taken from the Alien Campaign, has players commanding the invading Hai-Genti. Here, pitched against the Remnants, players must penetrate the defences of a Remnant base, capture it and harvest bio-matter to evolve their army. The human forces must be held off until the bio-creature, the Devourer, is bred and turns the tables on the attackers.

Set to be the most frantic, destructive, action-packed RTS game yet, Codemasters will publish Maelstrom in October, exclusively for PC. Discover the future of planet Earth and the future of RTS gaming in the pre-beta playable demo, now available for download from

A further playable demo, taken from final code and featuring multiplayer missions, will be available when Maelstrom goes gold in September.


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