Armchair generals meet the intricacies of tabletop strategy in Wartile, launching on Steam Early Access March 17.
Developer PlayWood Project released a free demo of the game back in 2016, consisting of a single level that gave players a taste of the turn based strategy combat. The game focuses on small scale Viking combat in an isometric tabletop styled environment. Each unit can move a limited number of tiles per turn and utilize their abilities to take down the enemy. A hand carved aesthetic gives the game a warm, intimate feeling that might successfully mix the often disparate worlds of PC strategy games and tabletop grand strategy.
“We created Wartile to be a living, breathing tabletop video game that invites the player into a beautifully rendered miniature universe full of small adventures and challenges that require real time strategical decisions”, said Michael Rud Jakobsen, Founder and Creative Director of Playwood Project in a press release. “The digital diorama aspect gives the game a totally unique graphical look and feel that strategy and tabletop fans will love.”
Too add a further layer of strategy to the gameplay, several stat boosting cards are available that give players an advantage over the opposition. You build your deck before heading into battle, so micromanaging every aspect of your game board will be crucial to victory.
Wartile is looking to bridge the gap between tabletop war games and turn based PC strategy games. The interesting art style and modern use of trading card mechanics will help make this title stand out when it hits Early Access on March 17.