Uprising44 combines action and strategy set during the Warsaw Uprising

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Over the weekend, Polish developer DMD Enterprise released Uprising44 (opens in new tab) , a strategy/shooter hybrid taking place within the well-worn gaming theater of World War II. No, don't reach for your dented helmet and M1 Garand just yet: you're actually a resistance member conducting guerrilla attacks during the ill-fated Warsaw Uprising, an event "not yet used" before now, DMD claims.

Gameplay switches between over-the-shoulder, cover-based shooting - where sandbags, static positioning, and the almighty flatcap reign supreme - to directing squads of civilian fighters through a pair of grimy binoculars. More interesting is the setting, a deviation from the usual British, American, and Russian battles to the Poles' struggle against Nazi occupation. We're not sure yet how it holds up, but we're curious.

Uprising44 is available for $15 from GamersGate (opens in new tab) , Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) , and Get Games (opens in new tab) .

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?