Aurora, a new RTS Indie game debuts

Aurora is a brand new Indie game brought to you by E. McNeill. Aurora is an abstract, essentialized, and simplified real-time strategy game. With just one unit to command you must make your moves intelligently, rather than through fast reflexes.

Aurora features a slow, floating feel and gorgeous minimalistic graphics. The entire world pulses to the rhythm of ambient music, and the player’s actions evoke sounds that smoothly coalesce into melody. This game is meant to provide a relaxing, cerebral experience. Every action has its reaction, and every option has its costs. Aurora is a game in which your choices matter.

If you enjoyed games like Osmos then you’ll also enjoy Aurora. A game to enjoy, a game that will make you think.

The game requires two prerequisites to be installed: the .NET 4 framework and the XNA 4 Redistributable. There is also a WINE compatible version that can work on Macbooks too. Gamers rejoice!

For a very limited time (the next 24 hours) Aurora is being released for FREE. That’s right, free! After the 24 hour time period has expired the game will cost $5.00. So go pick up a free copy now, and then buy a license to help support the developer and encourage his and other Indie game developers efforts. Who knows, maybe we’ll see Aurora in the Humble Indie Bundle 3.

Trailer: Aurora on YouTube
Link: Aurora (Secure: Buy now)