On this special episode of Dune Talk show, we welcome two members of the team at Shiro Games—community lead James Croucher and developer Tom Georgin—to discuss Dune: Spice Wars! The new 4X real-time strategy video game hit Steam Early Access in late-April to enthusiastic reception from the community: 82% of its reviews are positive, out of almost 4,000 to date.
Shiro Games recently revealed their roadmap for the game, confirming that multiplayer mode is arriving this month. During the interview we ask: What can players expect from that highly-demanded feature and other upcoming updates, such as a fifth playable faction? James and Tom also talk about what it was like to work on this first Dune computer game in over 20 years, perspectives on the unique gameplay elements, and hopes for the future of Dune: Spice Wars and its community.
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Dune Talk: Episode 35 – The Spice Wars
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This show was fully dedicated to Dune: Spice Wars; the game’s background, its release on Steam, roadmap of major updates (displayed below), gameplay discussion, and future visions. For further thoughts about this 4X/RTS video game, also read our written review of early access.
Thanks to Shiro Games’ James Croucher and Tom Georgin, for sharing valuable insights into their process of creating Dune: Spice Wars (@DuneSpiceWars) and building its community (and thanks to Funcom for arranging this interview). Visit the Dune: Spice Wars website for more information or head over to Steam, where the game is available now for $29.99.
We also highly recommend stopping by the Dune: Spice Wars Discord server. It’s a great place to interact with other players and share your feedback with the developers.
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Special thanks goes out to Ashton GIeckman for music and Sheldon Lee for voice overs.