Retro Games: Deuteros, The Next Millennium
Welcome to another of my favourite games of all time, and this time I'll be talking about Deuteros.
Giving it it's full title, Deuteros: The Next Millennium, it was published by Activision for the Amiga and Atari ST and released in 1991 and is the sequel to Millennium 2.2. It was designed and written by Ian Bird who previously had developed the seminal nuclear war game, Theatre Europe, and continues to develop games to this day. Graphics for Deuteros were done by Jai Redman and it's music by Matt Bates.
The game is a resource management game, where most of your time is spent discovering sources of rare elements you need for your various projects, and transporting them to your factories. To find these sources of elements you need to explore the Solar system and beyond, using probes and starships.