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Posts tagged “tactics”

Dustwind drops a singleplayer campaign into the multiplayer tactics mix

What on earth is a Frogpig? You can't drop the word Frogpig in an update post without telling me more. Show me more. Show me where you're keeping the Frogpigs, Dustwind. I'm sure you're excited about this whole story thing you're dropping, but you're not going anywhere until you tell me where the Frogpigs are. I'm warning you. Where were we? Right: Isometric tactical bloodbath…

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How 40K: Mechanicus reinvented tactics for Warhammer’s cyber-monks

The Adeptus Mechanicus are one heck of a Warhammer 40K faction. These shadowy racist warrior monks are more machine than human and worship a trinity of machine gods. They say stuff like, “From the moment I understood the weakness of my flesh, it disgusted me. I prayed for the strength and certainty of steel. I aspired to the purity of the blessed machine.” Those words…

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Feature: The UI is your greatest weapon

Into the Breach’s interface was a nightmare to make and the key to its greatness

This is The Mechanic, in which Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the difficult journeys they underwent to make the best bits of their games. This time, Into the Breach [official site]. “I think we were resolved to having a UI nightmare from the beginning,” says Matthew Davis, co-designer and programmer of Into the Breach. “When we decided we had to show what every enemy…

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Hex And The Witty: Behemoth Game 4 Is Tactical, Co-op

The Behemoth have a strong track record. Actually, 'strong' may not be the right word - the track is littered with banana skins and slick pools of blood, and dappled with spluttering sprinkles of deer poo. Castle Crashers, simple thing that it is, was one of my favourite XBLA games. Prop a couple of friends on a couch with controllers in their hands and the…

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