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
with an announcement teaser
, and here's a bit on the game:
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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.
Matrix Games has started beating the war drums for Drums of War
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
, 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!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating the occasion, and for those who
aren't, here's hoping life is treating you well enough to leave you thankful
anyway. We have the family coming over in a bit to begin the festivities, which
may be a little more emotional than usual as we remember how thankful we are for
the opportunity to share our lives with our recently departed loved ones.