Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The strategy you use and how many troops you sacrifice to reach your goal will influence the attitude of your crew towards you.

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In Meridian: New World, enemy AI has easy, normal and hard difficulty settings.


Easy mode sets less money than the player and puts it at a disadvantage. Normal has equal chances and hard gives it a bit of a cheating edge. Still, all three difficulties are fundamentally playing by the same rules, weighing events and responding the same way.
In Meridian: Squad 22, there are Easy, Normal, Hard, Very Hard and Insane AI difficulties. You'll encounter each in the campaign and conquest modes. Unlike its predecessor, Meridian: Squad 22's AIs store a list of possible decisions and each AI chooses the next move in a different way.

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Above: Visualization from the game's editor of the AI evaluating possible tactics. Your own units also evaluate their own moves to be able to choose the best possible reaction. The various AIs weigh information differently. For instance, the Normal AI will have a hard time responding properly when you attack it on multiple fronts. It will focus on both, but it's not good at deciding how to split its forces. In this same situation, the Very Hard AI will almost instantly react with the most effective solution possible. Because of this, playing against the various AI difficulties truly feels different. Harder AI difficulties present a challenge because of their way of thinking. Similarly, your own units analyze the current situation and choose the best solution to make sure you deal the most damage. This, of course, is overridden by your own commands, so if you specifically order your units to attack another, the AI won't decide on its own to attack something else.


Above: The same scene in-game. See how your own units choose the best targets to be able to deal the most possible damage before their own HP runs out. For example, your tank in the middle deals higher damage to enemy vehicles and since it's low on health, it chooses a vehicle target for maximum impact.

Thanks for checking this out, be sure to check back next week as well as more will be discussed about Meridian: Squad 22!

The successor of ‘Meridian: New World’ enters Steam Early Access soon

The successor of ‘Meridian: New World’ enters Steam Early Access soon

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As there’s been no planet-side contact for years, a rescue squad has been deployed. It’s time to return to Meridian.

Trailer and release date!

Trailer and release date!

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Elder Games and Headup Games today present the new gameplay trailer of Solar Shifter EX, a sci-fi shoot 'em up with the unique ability to 'shift'.

Solar Shifter EX -- Announced!

Solar Shifter EX -- Announced!

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Warp into action with Solar Shifter EX. Man your ship and dive into fierce combat situations in space and over beautiful and distant planet surfaces.

Meridian: New World - RELEASED!

Meridian: New World - RELEASED!

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Meridian - New World was just unleashed from its early access state to GOG and Steam.

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Amazing game i remember now that i tried it sometime ago
The graphics are impressive almost en par with Starcraft 2 even better at places

Too bad the game focuses on storytelling only and not more content
This game begs for more factions/races and whatever else along these lines like more maps , more stuff to build and so on

If you won't abandon it the game can become greater
I'll vote you once i can and i'll also follow Solar Shifter EX that seems to appeal to me ( another game made by you right ? )

Best wishes to you with these games

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Lord_Crusare Creator
Lord_Crusare

Thanks for the compliments! Yes, Solar Shifter EX is also my game and it's already released on Steam! Check it out:

Store.steampowered.com

That being said, instead of extending Meridian further, I'm planning on continuing its story with a new game that has far more options and unique ideas behind it. Hopefully it'll turn out even better :)

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Kickass plans , i hope they'll come true for you
Thanks for that.
Will do , Lord
Keep them comming and you'll be big one day :)

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TaShadan
TaShadan

Congratulations! I am still sad that there is no multiplayer but good job!

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Lord_Crusare Creator
Lord_Crusare

Thank you :)

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Lepid_123
Lepid_123

New update! nice! a demo! thanks!

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Oaks
Oaks

Patch 0.8! Yay!
Heavy trooper! Yes!
So. would Heavy trooper have some grenades,flame-throwers?
Or some stealth infantry, some claws, sniper rifles and other weapons and stuff?
Reminding me of glory and quality of Dawn of Wars series.

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Lord_Crusare Creator
Lord_Crusare

Just load up the game and you can test for yourself ;)

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Oaks
Oaks

In fact, so far I am just watching and normally am used and like to wait 'till the game is released in full content.
I hoped game would be accessible not just via Steam.
But now I plan to buy it on my name-day, in 3 weeks.
Playable game which is still in development is something like when patch is released for League of Legends?
I always like to try the demo first.
But 0.8 beta sounds like great progress very near to the full release.
So in the end, I ask if you have ETA on full release? xd
Thumbs up for your fantastic game.

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