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Tech-noir tactics game All Walls Must Fall leaves Early Access this month

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It's been a good week for videogame descriptions (opens in new tab). Berlin-based developer Inbetweengames describes turn-based tech-noir tactics game All Walls Must Fall as "very gay, very Berlin" and "taking place almost entirely in techno clubs." The studio also dropped a big new descriptor today: after a successful Kickstarter (opens in new tab) and a six-month stay in Steam Early Access, All Walls Must Fall will officially launch on Steam (opens in new tab) on Friday, February 23. 

All Walls Must Fall is set in Berlin in 2089 in a world where the Cold War never ended. Evidently, after another 90-odd years of cold warring, the European powers and the U.S. decided a hot war was the way to go: you are a time-traveling secret agent "that only has one night of clubbing to prevent a nuclear terror attack." Inbetweengames promises "things only get stranger from there." 

Tom played a bit of All Walls Must Fall (opens in new tab) back when it had just entered Early Access, and while he saw the need for substantial updates—which have since been released—even then he saw a glimmer of potential in the game's fast-paced XCOM-esque combat. "It's a nice, fast take on turn-based combat, though, and ought to benefit hugely from the addition of new weapons and powers," he wrote.  (opens in new tab)

Ahead of its official launch, Inbetweengames have lowered All Walls Must Fall's price from $15 to $10. A 30 percent discount is planned for launch week. 

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.