Tag Archives: turn based

Double Fine is back and they’re asking your help to make Massive Chalice real

30 May

massive chalice double fine kickstarter

Yep, Double Fine is back with a new Kickstarter project! This time is about turn-based tactics and feudal fantasy, in the brand new RPG called Massive Chalice.

The guys at Double Fine stated that the game, if backed, will be inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind they promise to create an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.

massive chalice double fine kickstarter

massive chalice double fine kickstarter

Any more detail? Massive Chalice is a single player turn-based tactics game within a multi-generational strategy campaign built for replayability.

As an immortal King or Queen, you must unite your kingdom under a powerful dynasty, eliminate the demonic threat, and reforge the so-called Massive Chalice!

The game is structured into two main layers: strategy and tactics. In the strategy layer, you oversee your kingdom, arrange royal marriages, conduct research, and make the far-reaching decisions that will determine the fate of your legacy. In the tactics layer, you fight brutal turn-based battles to defend your kingdom using small squads of customizable heroes.

Permadeath is inevitable: your heroes will grow, age, and eventually die. You’ll have to choose between keeping your favorite heroes on the battlefield or retiring them from combat to foster a new generation of warriors.

Each playthrough begins with a random assortment of male and female heroes from various bloodlines, guaranteeing that each game is unique. Your knowledge and skill will increase over multiple playthroughs, but the details of every game will change based on your decisions and the whims of fate.

The Kickstarter campaign has started today, it will last for 28 more days, and the final goal is $725k (as we’re writing this, they’ve raised more than $30k so far). As usual, if you feel positive about the project, here’s the Kickstarter page to throw your money at!

Advertisements

Announcement trailer for Frozen Endzone

20 Mar

frozen endzone

Earlier this week, the Oxford based indie developer Mode 7 Games, well known for their previous work Frozen Synapse, release an announcement trailer for Frozen Endzone, a tactical future sports game. Not sure what it means? Check out the trailer.

Frozen Endgame combines the strategic depth of Frozen Synapse with an elegant interface, completely original creative gameplay and a thrilling futuristic aesthetic. Two teams face off in a randomly-generated situation. You must design a play to get the ball into your opponent’s endzone, using the stadium’s terrain to your advantage.

The world really need a mature sports game, different from the usual FIFA & Co.

frozen endzone

frozen endzone

But why making a strategy-based future sports game?

Frozen Endzone is Mode 7’s second simultaneous-turn-based game.  They feel it’s a massively under-used mechanical structure (with pure turn-based still predominating) and leads to some really interesting design decisions. They also think that the future game genre is quite cool, and nobody makes “future sports” games any more. Also, fantastical sports games tend to be a bit like Blood Bowl and have lots of rules, whereas Endzone is simple to play and is something of a reaction to that style of gameplay.

Frozen Endzone will be released on PC, Mac and Linux on 2014.

For now, what about voting the game on Steam Greenlight? Do your job here.