The Behemoth - creator of Alien Hominid HD, Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theatre - is one of the most-respected indie developers around, with a unique style and a singular perspective. In Pit People, out on Xbox Game Preview this week, they've turned their talents towards turn-based strategy, with predictably anarchic results. Pip People offers single player, two-player and four-player (two vs two) strategic action, testing your turn-based skills throughout a loot-filled adventure of exploration and battle. "Master the destiny of a full cast of tragically unique heroes as you plot a course across an apocalyptic wonderland! "Dogged at every step by a ... Read More »
ostly, we know what we'll get with Games with Gold. That game we almost bought two years ago. An indie title we liked the look of. An obscure Xbox 360 game we've never heard of. Don't get us wrong. We love Games with Gold. It's tremendous value-add for our Xbox Live Gold subscriptions and has introduced us to some games we might never have considered. From time to time, though, MajorNelson surprises us with the announcement - most recently when Banner Saga 2 was leaked as a Games with Gold title from launch. That a brilliant sequel to one of this ... Read More »
War. War never changes. That’s even true when you’re talking about Risk: Urban Assault. It may look very different to the board game it’s based upon, with its Modern Warfare-esque twist. And you can see why developers Zoe Mode and Ubisoft have taken this approach, since guns, tanks and explosions makes Risk: Urban Assault that much more marketable to gamers raised on military shooters. But at its heart, like the original board game, it’s still just a turn-based strategy game. That's a blessing and a curse. Set in a post-apocalyptic world at war, you’ll take control of one of three factions ... Read More »
We all need to slow down a little. Relax. Take time out of our hectic schedules to ponder our decisions, rather than plunging headlong without pause for thought. Turn based games allow us to sit back and take a breath, consider all the options before making a decision. There might be a timer to keep things from stalling completely, but even so they still offer a different gaming experience. Here are five of the best. Child of Light | Ubisoft Montreal An early title for Xbox One, Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light launched in April 2014. This surprising gentle, dream-like fairy-tale takes ... Read More »
Nova-111 is developed and published by Funktronic Labs, Nova-111 is a quirky sci-fi turn-based adventure game with an twist of real-time action! Fighting aliens in space for Science Playing Nova-111 is certainly an interesting process. As you move your little science vehicle along the grid, every time you move to the next space a turn is played. Here is where it is important to understand the turn based system, as you are not the only one on a quest. There are various types of monsters on the quest that are trying to destroy & stop you, how they attack you is also done ... Read More »
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