tactical strategy

Breach And Clear: DEADline is coming to Steam Early Access later this year

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Breach & Clear was a reasonably well-received tactical strategy shooter released in 2013. Developed by Mighty Rabbit Studios and helmed by former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling, the series has already spawned a sequel in the form of Breach & Clear: DEADline. The game is set to hit Steam Early Access this fall (or spring in Australia) and will release for PC and Linux only, with the studio forgoing Android and iOS this time around.

Gorgeous tactical combat game Duelyst launches Kickstarter

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We’re all a little Kickstarter fatigued at this point, but once in a while we see a project that’s worth talking about regardless of how it’s being funded. Duelyst, a squad-based tactical combat game that originated as a board game is a perfect example.

Frozen Endzone touches down onto Steam Early Access later today

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Frozen Endzone has been cleverly tailored to catch the attention of a pretty wide cross-section of humanity: those who like sport, those who like robots, and those who like asynchronous tactical multiplayer. A new trailer hopes to secure the interest of anyone caught in this particular Venn diagram, ahead of the game's imminent arrival on Steam's Early Access.

Confederate Express hits Kickstarter to fund a 2D-sprite animated RPG

Ian Birnbaum at

Confederate Express, a just-announced tactical RPG from indie developer Kilobite, will feature all of my favorite things: permadeath, zombies and 2D sprite graphics. It is almost completely funded after just a week on Kickstarter thanks to some very impressive art and a seriously rocking trailer soundtrack.

Skulls of the Shogun hits Steam next week, as devs' Faustian pact comes to an end

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Skulls of the Shogun has been out on PC for a while now, but unless your computer has Windows 8 all up in its grill you won't have been able to play it, because reasons. Developer Borut Pfeifer recently admitted that the game's Windows 8 exclusivity was a "deal with the devil" and that he'd "go back in time and kick [himself] in the balls" if he could, but that dark chapter in the history of strategy games has finally come to a close. Skulls of the Shogun arrives on Steam next Monday, and Pfeifer's balls remain unkicked. Everybody wins!

Skulls of the Shogun coming to Steam, dev calls Windows 8 exclusivity "a deal with the devil"

Katie Williams at

Hoorah! Skulls of the Shogun, the turn-based strategy saga of undead samurais, is finally coming to Steam. "But what about that Windows 8 exclusivity thing?" you may ask. Yeah, about that... 17-BIT's exclusivity agreement with Microsoft has panned out unspectacularly, and now the developer is glad to be breaking away from Windows 8.

Double Fine's Massive Chalice funded in less than a week

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Well, that didn’t take long now did it? Double Fine’s tactical strategy game, Massive Chalice, has completed its lofty, $725,000 Kickstarter goal in only five short days.