The lights are on
Gas Powered Games announced its next project this morning via a tongue-in-cheek press release and video blog. Kings and Castles is a fantasy RTS that uses the über-zooming technology seen in GPG's previous games. Per the press release, players will be able to experience the epic struggles of three kings fighting for control of an original fantasy world.
We don't even know what the game looks like yet, but Gas Powered Games' previous work can help us formulate some informed theories about what we'll see in Kings and Castles. Automation and user interface have long been a focus of the studio, from Dungeon Siege to Supreme Commander. Enormous scale is another thread in GPG's RTS work, so you can expect that this title will likely be similarly huge. Other than that, your guess is as good as ours.
GPG promises to take viewers behind the scenes of game development in its ongoing video blog series, the first of which is posted on the official site and embedded below. In it, we learn that Chris Taylor has no shame in him, and that he is a huge dork has the sense of humor you'd expect from a lifelong video game enthusiast and developer. Our hats are off to anyone who will put himself out there, on video, to the Internet at large with none of the careful PR spin that characterizes so much of the industry.
Also, it's funny when people get bitten by horses.*
* And don't suffer grievous bodily harm. Amputation cuts off any humor to be found.