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Massive Chalice Runneth Over Out Of Early Access

Bloody dating

After generations of updates and patches and fixes and tweaks, Double Fine's Massive Chalice [] has left Steam Early Access to become a properly-released game. As Marsh explained when he played the Early Access version last November, it's a turn-based strategy game where you'll need to to build up strong warrior bloodlines across a war lasting hundreds of years.

Between grid-based battles (Alec dubbed the game "SEXCOM" when he played), you'll need to balance the strength of your current army with plans for the future. A strong warrior is handy in the feed, but at a certain point might be more useful married off and producing strong future fighters. What a bloody dating game! As I always say, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.

Massive Chalice was in Early Access for six and a bit months. Depending on whether you follow the meteorological or solar reckoning, it either made its planned spring 2015 release with weeks to spare or narrowly missed it (though was a few months behind their Kickstarter schedule). Me, I'm a sucker for equinoxes and solstices so I'll say yes, congratulations Double Fine! After what happened to Spacebase DF9, I'm glad to see this went well.

The game's £12.09 DRM-free on GOG with £1.60 returned in store credit, £11.99 on Steam, and comes both DRM-free and with a Steam key on the Humble Store for £11.99.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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