This title is a mix of real-time strategy and action elements. On the distant world that orbits the star Arcturus, two distinct alien races are vying for supremacy. The player is placed in dual roles, becoming the leader of one of the races, as well as its champion fighter. As leader, the player is responsible for leading his race from a primitive existence up through modernization by exploring new lands and managing its wealth and military might. As a fighter, the player defends his empire or attacks his opponent's in vehicle-based battles, choosing from a large number of unique crafts. Battles are viewed from the third- or first-person perspectives, and take place in a wide range of 3D environments.