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10 Six is a Persistent World Online RTS game featuring an evolving story of power, conflict, and wealth with a science fiction motif. The title refers to the game's capacity to host 1 million (ten to the 6th power) online players. The game requires a 3D card to explore the hills and plateaus from first, third, and top-down perspectives. Mutual Defense Networks offer players some base protection while offline and assistance in attacking enemies while online.
A planetoid, known as Visitor, has entered the solar system carrying "transium," a new power source. Four major corporations (ToyCo, Extreme, BruteForce, and Infrastruct) are recruiting claim jumpers to settle plots of land, mine transium, and take control of enemy camps. Players are aided by programmable, indigenous life forms, called "jitters," that can morph into items, buildings, and vehicles to further company conquest plans. The UN oversees the whole operation and offers rules of engagement and safe havens where clandestine plans and shady deals can be hatched.
Each corporation can modify a unique variety of vehicles with armor and weapons to match the company's style. Thus, as the name implies, BruteForce excels in heavy weapons and tanks, while ToyCo provides specialized contraptions for a balanced offense and defense from their initial entertainment gadget line. Additional "jitter packs" can be purchased with in-game currency or on the black market with real world currency.
The daily online mayhem of mining and combat is hosted by Segasoft, Inc. along with special events like Jitter Hunts, Skirmishes, Rover Wars, Conquer the Camp, Take out the Turret, races, and mazes. UN news reports reflect changes to the game's storyline as shaped by the players' actions, providing addition atmosphere for jayhawkers looking to strike it big in transium.
10 Six offers a free two-week trial period before charging subscribers $9.95 a month. Extra months of service can be purchased at a discount. ~ Christopher Allen, All Game Guide