Grey Goo is a real-time strategy game developed by Petroglyph Games and published by Grey Box. That game was released in January 23, 2015 for Windows PC. The first campaign of the game takes place on a fictional planet known as Ecosystem 09, and the story centers around the ongoing conflict between three factions and their struggle for co-existence.
Grey Goo Is an RTS created by Ex-members of the now closed Westwood Studios which created the Command & Conquer franchise. Like the C&C series Grey Goo has a focus on tactics rather than micro-management. The game contains varied and unique factions which are considered by many to be unlike anything seen within the RTS genre before. Grey Goo has a focus on growing a dedicated online community.
- The Beta - A great spacefaring culture, the Beta encounter a dark silence. As it begins to consume them, they flee for survival. They dismantle their last starship to construct a haven on Ecosystem Nine. Their mission: to capitalize on its resources and rebuild their society until they can explore the stars once more. The Beta value speed and mobility.
- The Humans - Generations after retiring exploration of the stars, Humanity detects a strange signal coming from a planet across the Galaxy. Containing an echo from Humanity's past, a young scientist leads an excursion to investigate the signal's source. The expedition discovers more than they have prepared for. The Humans are more of a turtling and defensive faction.
- The Goo - Created centuries ago by Humanity as an exploration tool to access the inaccessible regions of Space, the Goo has re-emerged from the unknown with a seemingly new purpose; to consume the resources of Ecosystem Nine and ultimately all life in the Galaxy. The Goo focuses on adaptivity and it is capable of effective procedures in both offensive and defensive scenarios.
The story of Grey Goo is heavily inspired by sci-fi concept of Grey Goo. This is the idea of nano machines growing to such a large mass that they most consume more and more raw materials leading to the destruction of the planet From every world in the Milky Way, the stars in the night sky tell different stories. However, one constellation is shared by all: Crux. At the center of Crux is Ecosystem Nine, a lone planet where three powerful forces collide.
Explored and abandoned by humanity, the lush planet was thought to harbor no intelligent life. Generations after humanity's departure, a lone starship limped into Ecosystem Nine's atmosphere. They were none other than the Morra, or the Beta. Seeking refuge from a war that had nearly exterminated their species, the Beta found a haven in Nine from which they could rebuild their once great society. Little did they know that merely decades after arriving, they would find themselves thrown into the heart of war once again.