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Thursday, Nov 28, 2013

  

Clandestine Announced

Indie Danish developer Logic Artists announces Clandestine, a Cold War espionage game coming to Windows PCs next year to offer stealthy story-driven gameplay that will feature asymmetrical co-op. The Clandestine website is online with an announcement teaser trailer, and here's a bit on the game:

Danish independent studio Logic Artists emerged from the shadows today to reveal “Clandestine”, a globetrotting spy thriller set in the mid-1990’s. From the creators of popular turn based strategy game Expeditions: Conquistador, Clandestine offers stealth and spy game enthusiasts asymmetrical cooperative play mechanics within a deep dark story-driven spy fantasy that will debut on PC in 2014.

“After our success with our debut release Expeditions: Conquistador, we wanted to create a new kind of play experience based on our love for tactical stealth games”, said Ali Emek, Producer from Logic Artists. “With the addition of asymmetrical co-op gameplay between the field agent and hacker, Clandestine gives a unique spin to this genre. Set during the ‘90s, we have worked hard to recreate the feel and atmosphere of the decade in the game, and we are excited to see how players react to this iconic time in technological development”.

The year is 1996, five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a string of accidents and murders have gone unnoticed by the public, but have put the world of espionage on high alert. Former Cold War operatives, believing their cover intact, are being assassinated around the globe. Soviet and NATO spies are being targeted indiscriminately, causing turmoil and suspicion on all sides.

Featuring asymmetrical cooperative gameplay (hacker and field agent team), Clandestine transports players to locations around the globe from the underground tunnels of Vienna to secret NSA bunkers in Washington, where they must use tactics and stealth to infiltrate corporate headquarters, hideouts and safe houses to determine who is behind the string of murders and lift the curtain of conspiracy.

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Drums of War Announced

Matrix Games has started beating the war drums for Drums of War, a fantasy-themed tactical strategy game coming to PCs at some yet-to-be determined future date. They describe the game thusly: "In a world of magic and mythical creatures, you will lead your army through 2 campaigns spanning 30 missions each, choosing to be a hero of one of the 4 available races. Rely on your strengths but also on the power of magic and spells, recruit more soldiers, gain experience and conquer the world with your army!" There are screenshots and details on the game's product section, and here's a bit more on what to expect:

“Drums of War” - is a turn-based tactical strategy game boasting a well developed combat system and interactive environment, providing endless opportunities for tactics.

You play the role of a hero-leader. As the campaigns unfold the size of your armies can increase by up to 16 varied units. By participating in battles, all of the units become more experienced while naturally getting stronger. Between fights players have the ability to hire new recruits, buy potions and distribute artifacts obtained in battles. Each unit can be outfitted with one artifact and two potions. In addition to common units the player's army can include up to three unique heroes.

The turn-based combat takes place on battlefields divided into traditional hexes. Just as in role-playing games, each unit is an independent fighter with their own skills and equipment. Almost every environment object is interactive – one can chop down a tree, set it on fire, or even turn it into an ally using magic. Each unit has its own action points which can be spent for any action – movement, attacks, spells or active skills. The player can randomly move units during his turn.

With each unit the player has to make important tactical and strategic decisions. There is no need to remember a large number of unit properties or make complicated calculations – the player should rely on their personal assessment of the current situation.

For most of the actions only one mouse click is enough – directing your army is easy and comfortable!

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