PC (now), Mac/Linux (coming soon) •
Ever since Owen gushed about how wonderful FTL: Faster Than Light was on an iPad (and he wasn’t wrong), we’ve been waiting to see what Subset Games would do next. Said gushing took place in April of 2014 so we’ve been waiting nearly four years for Into the Breach, which just launched on PC this morning. I’m sure Owen already bought his copy.
Into the Breach is a turn-based game of defending the planet from a race of noxious baddies that have come from under the earth’s crust to wreak havoc on the world. Considering that humanity is in a bad state, you’ll need to travel to the future to get some bigger guns in order to put up a good fight. Thus, we have turn-based tactical goodness wrapped around a good ol’ sci-fi premise. What more could we ask for?
- Defend the Cities: Civilian buildings power your mechs. Defend them from the Vek and watch your fire!
- Perfect Your Strategy: All enemy attacks are telegraphed in minimalistic, turn-based combat. Analyze your opponent’s attack and come up with the perfect counter every turn.
- Build the Ultimate Mech: Find powerful new weapons and unique pilots as you battle the Vek infestation across Corporate-Nation islands.
- Another Chance: Failure is not an option. When you are defeated, send help back through time to save another timeline!
You’ll notice that Into the Breach is only available for Windows right now. We know that Mac and Linux versions are on the way and should be hitting Steam in the not too distant future. Other platforms haven’t been confirmed, yet, but are classified as “being looked into”. Here’s hoping Into the Breach follows FTL onto the App Store.
Nick’s got his hands on a review copy and we should have a review up as soon as he’s able to play the hell out of it. No rush, Nick. We’ll just sit here and wait. La-la-la-la… C’mon, Nick, let’s speed it up. [Dave literally just got the code for Nick about an hour ago. He’s being a huge knob here by putting all the pressure on Nick. Then again, “being a huge knob” is about the best we can usually hope for from Dave. -ed.]