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These Tactics Are Real-Time: Black Talons

By Jim Rossignol on August 12th, 2013.


Strategy hopefuls Camel101 send word of their Kickstarter for Black Talons, which hopes to get us involved in a pacey, all-encompassing sci-fi RTS. They say this: “Black Talons is a real tactics game set in a distant future, where you play as a mercenary commander. You’ll have under your lead every single detail of war: logistics, equipment and diplomacy, which are as important as leadership and cold blood in battle.” They’re pitching as a real-time addition to the tactics spectrum, with elements of XCOM and Mechwarrior: Mercenaries. The first videos of it in action are below, for your edification.
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Shock And Claw: Black Talons

By Adam Smith on May 28th, 2013.

I spend a lot of time in space. When I’m up there, dancing with the stars, I tend to indulge in the sort of sci-fi hobbies that the place is famous for. You know the sort of thing – commanding battlecruisers, meeting new alien lifeforms and pretending that Master of Orion 3 doesn’t exist. One drawback of such a lifestyle is that I can’t always remember which parts of space I’ve visited. Impressive as the cosmos is, one part tends to look much like another. I don’t think I’ve played Camel 101’s real time strategy game, Gemini Wars, but I can’t be sure. Thankfully, even though the newly announced Black Talons is set in the same universe, it looks like a rather different kettle of space-plankton so no previous knowledge should be required. The first trailer is below.

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