Posts Tagged ‘Scorched Earth’

Have You Played… Scorched Earth?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Before there was Worms, there was Scorched Earth. (And before there was Scorched Earth, there was Gorillas, but that’s another story). A networked or hot-seat game of turn-based tank warfare, and for many nerds of my generation, it was one of the most startling, deliciously destructive statements of games’ potential that we’d ever seen.
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Art For Artillery’s Sake: Cannon Brawl

I love a good artillery game and Cannon Brawl just might be a great one. As well as measuring angles and projectile strength, the gorgeous RTS hybrid from Turtle Sandbox has players managing resources and locations across its 20 single player missions. I played an early version and found it absolutely delightful. It’s challenging, inventive and rewarding, and allows you to fire drills from a cannon. Even the early stages allow for flexible strategic approaches, and it’s possible to succeed either by playing offensively or defensively. A fine balance is obviously preferable but levels aren’t laid out like puzzles with a single correct solution. The launch trailer below was fired onto my screen at a 67 degree angle at 45% power.

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