I’m a big fan of turn-based strategy games, so it should come as no surprise that I sit up and pay attention when a game like Legions of Steel shows up seeking funding on Kickstarter.
As you might have guessed, Legions of Steel is an upcoming sci-fi, turn-based strategy game based on the old miniatures game of the same name. Currently in development for iOS, Android and PC, Studio Nyx are currently looking to raise £25,000 before October 17th.
Although Legions of Steel uses the standard movement points and dice rolls style of gameplay, similar to other recent turn-based strategy games such as XCOM: Enemy Unknown, there’s a lot that sets it apart from other similar games in the genre. You’re able to cover a greater distance by performing but doing so will greatly reduce your accuracy, which can drastically alter the course of the game. You can also determine your units firing stance, controlling the battlefield with firing tactics such as suppressing fire, covering fire, or spread fire.
If its Kickstarter campaign is successful, Legions of Steel will be released in February 2014. If you’re eager to make sure this game gets made, just head over to the Kickstarter campaign page to pledge your support and grab up the rewards while they’re still around. You can also find out more about Legions of Steel, including progress on the game itself, over on the Studio Nyx website.