Harvest: Massive Encounter 1.18

An award-winning real-time strategy game with battles of epic proportions and a unique style
Harvest: Massive Encounter
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They looked for love and understanding. We had none. They asked for mutual benefit. We didn't plan to share. Now they're trying to take back their solar system. You won't let them!

Harvest: Massive Encounter is an award-winning real-time strategy game for Mac OS X and Windows with battles of epic proportions and a unique style of resource management and exploration.

In this 2D fantasy you take on the role as the base commander of a space colony far, far away, and must use five building types in a creative way to efficiently expand and defend it.

Build power plants, mineral harvesters and defense towers and make sure they have sufficient energy to fend off endless hordes of evil aliens. The game offers a vast array of possible strategies with these simple rules, and will compel you to try new and better base designs every time.

The fundamental gameplay action of Harvest: Massive Encounter is to place buildings that cost credits and energy. Credits are gained by harvesting minerals from mineral fields, and energy is produced by power plants.

What makes the game unique and interesting is how you get the energy to the building that requires it. Energy moves from the power plants to other locations by jumping between energy links that you place, and you can improve the energy network by setting waypoints.

You also need to build defenses. Lots of defenses! The aliens are out to get you! They must be stopped with Laser Towers, Missile Turrets and over-charged bombs that you place and power up with energy.

The laser towers can be linked together to improve their range and damage, and the missile turrets can be upgraded for different purposes. These defenses are needed, because the aliens are equipped with ten distinct units, each that require different priorities and counter-measures.

Your objective is to try to stay alive for as long as possible. Compete on the extensive online high-score lists, form player groups that battle against other groups, or simply try to beat your own record on each of the game's planets. With two scores to beat, three planets to explore and four high-score enabled game modes, you will have a lot to do!

Main features:

  • Survival Real-Time Strategy Game with Epic Proportions:
  • You must build your base, gather resources and fend off endless hordes of aliens. The game uses a highly optimized engine perfectly suited for epic battles with literally thousands of enemies!
  • Unique Resource Management that Requires Planning and Creative Thinking:
  • The fragile balance between harvesting, energy production and base defenses requires planning and creative strategies. The energy must be linked to your buildings, the minerals must be reached and your harvesters must be protected. Will you be able to handle it all? Will you find an optimal solution? Is there one?!
  • Beautiful Rendered 2D Graphics:
  • Harvest: Massive Encounter contains beautiful high-quality 2D graphics that will make the most of your 3D-accelerated graphics card.
  • Five Game Modes Ranging from Relaxed to Insane
  • The game can be played in four game modes: "Normal", "Rush", "Wave" and "Insane", each with a new kind of challenge. If you want to freely explore the game, there is a fifth game mode called "Creative" which is designed for that purpose. In Creative you can play at your own pace, design your space colony the way you want it to look with all sorts of buildings. In this mode the aliens will not attack unless you want them to!
  • Three Worlds with New Challenges and Discoveries:
  • Visit the planets Hephaestus, Poseidon and Ares. Each planet has its own artwork, environment and alien types, and will offer you a new experience.
  • Nine Distinct Enemy Alien Types:
  • In Harvest: Massive Encounter the aliens are out to get you! Their arsenal consists of nine distinct units that will do their best to destroy your space base. You will discover the Armored Hovercraft, the Black Dragon, the Gehenna Shuttle, the Thunder Flea, the Armadillo Tank, the Death Mite, the Steel Monocle, the Energy Sapper and the A-13 Intelligence Vehicle!
  • Five Building Types with Unique Abilities:
  • In Harvest: Massive Encounter you only need to memorize five building types, but each one of them is a crucial puzzle piece in the defense and expansion of your base. All of them fill a purpose and have unique special abilities that you can use in creative ways to invent new defense strategies.
  • Extensive Online High-scores:
  • Beat your best threat level, beat your friend's best, beat the world's best! Harvest: Massive Encounter offers high-score lists for each game mode and each planet, and you can even join high-score groups and compete versus other groups! Will you and your friends beat Oxeye Game Studio?
  • Amazing Music Composed by Steve Olofsson:
  • The man who made the great soundtrack for the game "Gravitron Ultra" has created new original tracks for Harvest: Massive Encounter!
  • International:
  • Harvest is available in the following languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Korean and Portuguese (Brazil)

last updated on:
June 16th, 2014, 4:19 GMT
file size:
68.1 MB
license type:
developed by:
Oxeye Game Studio
operating system(s):
Mac OS X or later
binary format:
Universal Binary
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What's New in This Release:
  • Invert scroll direction setting
  • Added drag-and-place buildings, if you keep the mouse pressed the game will place the next building at the edge of the energy range from the previous one
  • Made it possible to select and sell multiple buildings at once, also added “getSelectedBuildings” Lua hook
  • Added an option for the defenses to hold fire
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