I'm typically not a fan of the strategy genre; order tiny little men and tiny little tanks to mill about and shoot each other? Eh, not my scene but I don't begrudge anyone else the pleasure. That said, I'm really liking Fray
, the upcoming RTS from Brain Candy. For starters I love the dystopian near-future art style, but the game's immediacy and personality are unlike anything I've seen in another RTS. It gives me the sense that I'm a commander on the field with my team, not some impersonal god issuing orders from on high. I can't wait to try this one out. Definitely give the trailer a look.
Brain Candy, the high fructose independent game developer from France, today released a new cinematic trailer for their upcoming simultaneous turn based strategy game, Fray. The trailer zooms in on combat as well as a release date of June 19, 2012. See it now on YouTube!
Players can soon enter the dystopian future of 2098 where Earth’s remaining resources are controlled by mega-corporations and a desperate humanity seeks refuge in virtual realms. In combat module Fray, players control a squad of 4 characters and fight in turns comprised of a definition phase and a resolution phase. Players give each member of their squad orders during the definition phase: shoot, move, deploy equipment, use personal bonuses or powerful team bonuses and then watch the results of their actions during the resolution phase: seeing how opponents strike back and who best anticipated and trapped the other teams.