The intro of the article stated:
"We've taken the liberty of handpicking around 25 of the biggest, best, and most innovative upcoming titles. This is the very best of a genre that's redefining the PC-Gaming experience" My game was the 9th one they listed in the article :D
Here's what they said :-) (Page 49-50, September 2005 Issue)
"For the ultimate down and dirty experience, however, Radioactive-Software's Gang Wars may be the game that's so in your face it's criminal, literally.
Simply put, Gang Wars, looks like a cross between a conventional RTS and Grand Theft Auto. Rival gangs are competing for turf with the ultimate goal being to expand your territory all over the city. You do this by robbing, drug traffiking, extortion, and engaging in other underground activities, earning enough money to buy new guns, cars, and maybe even some legitimate businesses.
But the twist is that at any point during the game you'll be able to jump into the body of one of your little capos and do whatever you want. At this point the gameplay switches from strategy to action, and much like GTA, you can run around the city mugging citizens or carjacking expensive vehicles. The game is still in eary development, so we haven't seen how Gang Wars action and strategy elements will affect each other, but it's definatly a title we'll continue to watch with interest." - PC Gamer
I couldn't beleive it when I read that...first time I've seen my game/company in any sort of print, and it was totally random and unexpected :-) and in my favorite magazine I've been reading for like 5-6 years.
I was reading through the article wishing that my game could some day be in a magazine like this...and then BAM there it was?!
Here's some info on how the game's coming along...
When the player is in the strategic view, they'll see their commands as in the image on the left. Once the player takes control of a gangster they'll view the commands that they gave earlier as an order and they'll be presented with a marker over the location they're supposed to move/rush/patrol/etc.
It will be much more interesting as you're riding in a car driven by one of your gang members, to a hit that you have to do accross town. :-D