Cepheus Protocol is a horror-action real-time strategy game where you train and command a squad of up to eight soldiers as they attempt to stop an alien virus that’s turning the population into monsters.
The events of Cepheus Protocol take place after a lethal alien virus has infected the population of Treasure Island, San Francisco. You take on the role of a U.S. Army captain who is tasked with working alongside the Center for Epidemic Research and Control to contain the virus and prevent it from spreading to the mainland.
Not everyone on the island is infected yet and the decisions you make will affect how the civilian population reacts to you. They obviously want to survive so they may rally behind you if you prove you’re there to help them or they may attack if you start to blindly carpet bomb them. Either way your goal is clear – don’t let the virus escape from the island.
Drawing inspiration from XCOM, Company of Heroes, and Parasite Eve, in Cepheus Protocol you’ll command your squad of soldiers in missions that take place across the island, with your aim being to locate patient zero and eliminate her. Each soldier has a randomly generated selection of skills and traits and and you can train them in different disciplines, but you have to be careful – they are just as at risk of infection as the civilians. You’ll also need to build and upgrade your base and train defenders to help protect it from infected attacks.
It’s a promising looking game that looks set to allow players plenty of freedom to tackle the virus outbreak on their terms. Sign up for the Alpha to see if you’ve got what it takes to contain the outbreak.