In March of final yr we took an early have a look at a really attention-grabbing upcoming turn-based technique recreation known as Exospecies from trade veteran turned indie developer Eric Zinda and his studio Inductor Software program. There have been a number of components that made Exospecies stick out to me. First was its “Chess meets Magic: The Gathering” inspiration the place you have got the flexibility to mix varied unit varieties to create new models with distinctive talents, much like combining playing cards in a CCG. Subsequent was its “simul-turn” multiplayer which allowed each gamers to take their turns on the similar time in multiplayer matches, making for a faster tempo than turn-based video games the place you’re continuously ready for one another to maneuver. Then there’s the total map editor which offeres the potential of infinite ranges to play. And at last I completely liked the artwork model of Exospecies, which appeared like a bunch of ’70s sci-fi illustrations got here to life as an early ’90s PC recreation. You possibly can see what I imply on this new trailer.
Effectively for those who thought Exospecies was trying fairly cool final yr once we posted about it, then you definately’ll be completely satisfied to know that in the end there’s a launch date for the sport, and it’ll be arriving subsequent week on July 31st. Exospecies will function on-line multiplayer as its focus, however may also function two completely different single-player campaigns towards two distinct AI opponents. Then after all there’s the Map Editor which can will let you rapidly generate random maps to play on or allow you to take your time and customise a map of your very personal creation. Exospecies appears to be like like all that and a bag of chips (that’s a ’90s reference) and I’m actually trying ahead to checking it out when it hits the App Retailer subsequent week.