Hello, Comrades! Siegecraft Commander, an action strategy hybrid developed by Blowfish Studios, released today on Steam, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and the HTC Vive.
In the single-player campaign, you assume the role of either a band of defence-focused knights and a tribe of offence-oriented Lizardmen, constructing an interconnected web of bases, with outposts becoming ruined and dilapidated if they are severed from the chain that links them to the home base. The real-time combat aspect of Siegecraft Commander involves taking control of a base to launch catapult ammunition at enemy bases.
Speaking of catapults, one of the most intriguing features of Siegecraft Commander is the base-building mechanic, in which you CATAPULT A BASE FROM ONE OF YOUR CURRENT BASES IN ORDER TO BUILD THE BASE. If that’s not crazy awesome, then I don’t know what is. These bases then connect through links reminiscent of the Great Wall of China.
The game boasts 28 different structures to build, eight levels in both sides of it’s single-player campaign, and 2-4 player cross-play multiplayer, a feature not often seen in smaller indie titles. Benjamin Lee, CEO of Blowfish Studios, said, “”From support for different playstyles, cross-play, and traditional monitor or VR setups, Siegecraft Commander is an open invitation for anyone who loves strategy to craft a flawless battle plan, steady their aim, and take out their rivals.”
The game will also support birds-eye view VR, with optional motion controls for aiming and firing catapults; this is where a word of warning comes in. As of today, the game supports HTC Vive VR, and a patch for Playstation VR will be coming in the near future. What’s interesting to note is that Oculus Rift (as well as Nvidia Shield) support will be available as a standalone version of the game in the indeterminate future. Whether this will involve a second payment or if the standalone will be free for those who have already purchased the game is unclear, so keep this in mind, comrades.
I’m definitely going to be pressing for a review copy of the game to give you all my thoughts, and demonstrate to the world the immense power of the GLORIOUS COMMUNIST CATAPULT WEB, so stay tuned! The game is also currently 30% off until 23rd January if you like what you see and want to pick it up cheap.
Steam Link || RRP: $19.99/£14.99/€19.99