Simu Liu stars in new StormgateⓇ trailer at The Game Awards

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    Simu Liu stars in new Stormgate trailer at The Game Awards

    Support the Stormgate Kickstarter and receive exclusive rewards including beta access at Simu Liu plays a central role in an ongoing storyline written with help from Chris Metzen.

    December 8th, 2023 – Film and television superstar Simu Liu (Marvel’s Shang-Chi, Barbie, Kim’s Convenience) took the stage at The Game Awards to present a world premiere trailer for Stormgate, the highly anticipated new real-time strategy game from Frost Giant Studios.

    ⒸFrost Giant Studios 2023 – All trademarks and rights are the property of their respective owners.

    Liu, the New York Times best-selling author of We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story, is a veteran RTS player who will portray Warz in Stormgate. Warz is a leader in the Infernal Host army and will be a recurring playable character in Stormgate’s ongoing storyline, which was written with the help of Chris Metzen, the creative visionary behind Blizzard Entertainment’s original Warcraft and StarCraft RTS universes. Warz is revealed in the closing moments of the trailer, spearheading an Infernal invasion force.

    ⒸFrost Giant Studios 2023 – All trademarks and rights are the property of their respective owners.

    “When we heard that Stormgate was happening and that it was from so many of the same people who made the games that I loved growing up (and worshipped in a lot of ways), I got excited and wanted to see if I could be involved,” said Simu Liu. “What’s most exciting about Stormgate is that it was made by people who love RTS. This is a game that, in its DNA, is every bit the games that I loved growing up. I feel like it doesn’t get more authentic than that.” 


    Kickstarter Founder’s Packs and Exclusive Collector’s Edition

    Earlier this week, Frost Giant launched a Kickstarter campaign ( that was fully funded in under 15 minutes, raising over a million dollars by day 2 and becoming one of the fastest-rising video game Kickstarters in recent history. Supporters can receive digital Founder’s Packs that include campaign content, playable Heroes, and exclusive rewards such as beta access in 2024 and a limited-edition in-game chicken pet. Kickstarter will also give players an opportunity to secure a limited-edition physical Stormgate Collector’s Edition that includes a Vanguard Vulcan mech statue.

    “When Simu visited Frost Giant headquarters to show us his RTS skills, his passion really struck a chord with us,” said Tim Morten, CEO and Production Director at Frost Giant Studios. “The excitement around Stormgate from longtime RTS players is why we decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign. With community support, we can continue to expand the scope of our beta tests and fund a gorgeous Collector’s Edition of the game. We are also exploring other ways to get the game into players’ hands before we get to Early Access, so stay tuned!” 

    Steam Early Access Summer 2024

    Stormgate entered closed beta testing on December 5 and will be free-to-play when it enters Steam Early Access in summer 2024. Early Access is an opportunity for the Frost Giant team to continue iterating, polishing, and producing content while receiving direct feedback from players. Stormgate’s official release date, according to Frost Giant Studios’ game director Tim Campbell, is “when it’s ready.”

    About Stormgate

    Stormgate is powered by SnowPlaythe studio’s custom-built technology that aims to make it the most responsive and fun-to-play RTS yet. SnowPlay is capable of supporting games with more than a thousand units on a map without sacrificing playability. With a tick rate of 64Hz, Stormgate is three times more responsive than the previous leading RTS games. 

    Stormgate will also introduce rollback technology–previously confined to fighting games and shooters–which improves gameplay by minimizing the impact of lag. According to players who tested the feature during closed alpha testing, rollback makes Stormgate feel more like playing on a LAN.

    The Stormgate campaign takes place on a science fantasy post-post apocalyptic future Earth where the Vanguard–the last bastion of hope for humanity, fights to defend the planet from the Infernal Host–an invasion force of warmongering demons hellbent on claiming the planet and its resources. A third playable faction will be revealed in the near future. 

    The Stormgate closed beta currently features two ways to play:

    • 3P Co-op: A highly-replayable mode where you team up with two friends to defeat the AI-controlled enemy, featuring multiple difficulty settings and mutators to keep things fresh and exciting every time.
    • Competitive 1v1: Head-to-head gameplay without Heroes for a more purist RTS experience.

    In the future, Stormgate will also feature the following modes:

    • Living Campaign: An ongoing campaign mode with new chapter missions released regularly. Each playable faction will have their own campaigns with new stories introduced over time, and the missions can be played solo or cooperatively. 
    • Custom Games: The RTS editors for games our team worked on in the past led to the creation of the MOBA genre, tower defense, and auto-battlers. After releasing the game, Frost Giant will be giving players the same tools being used to build Stormgate in the most powerful RTS editor yet. The possibilities are endless.
    • 3v3: Stormgate will also feature a competitive 3v3 mode with Heroes and unique objectives.  

    Stormgate Heading to DreamHack Atlanta

    Want to witness Stormgate history?

    Be at DreamHack Atlanta (or watch online at at 11 a.m. ET (5 p.m CET) on Sunday, December 17 for the Stormgate Showdown–our first-ever live competition! The event will include developer panels and closed beta giveaways, both live and online. 

    For more information on Stormgate, check out the Kickstarter campaign page featuring the all-new gameplay footage and a behind-the-scenes interview with Simu Liu, at

    About Frost Giant Studios:
    Frost Giant Studios was founded in 2020 by Tim Morten and Tim Campbell, veteran game industry leaders who, along with the rest of the development team, helped create some of the most acclaimed and best-selling PC games of all time. The studio’s debut title, Stormgate™ (, is a free-to-play real-time strategy game set on a post-apocalyptic future Earth. Headquartered in Irvine, California, with remote talent from around the world, Frost Giant Studios is committed to a work environment built on collaboration, inclusion, and mutual respect. For more information, please visit