Rezzed 2017 – Paul Kilduff-Taylor: Frozen Synapse 2, Tokyo 42, and New Unannounced Game

I caught up with Paul Kilduff-Taylor of Mode 7 Games to discuss the public reception to Frozen Synapse 2, Toyko 42, and mentions that a new game being published by Mode 7 is in the works.

Indie Haven Go to EGX Rezzed 2017

I went to EGX Rezzed 2017, and filmed things to make videos for Indie Haven. Here’s that first video, which is an overview of some of the developers that I spoke to, with snippets of their games!

Frozen Synapse 2 Unveils New Units, Game Mode, and 2017 Delay

Mode 7 Games have released a trailer for their upcoming tactical turn-based strategy game, Frozen Synapse 2, that unveils a handful of additional units and a new game mode called ‘One Turn.’

The reveal comes along with an announcement that the game will be delayed until 2017 in order to make improvements.

‘One Turn,’ the newly-announced game mode, allows two players pitted against each other one turn in their combat. These single turns can then be taken and tried against the turns of every other player that has also engaged in ‘One Turn’ mode. This, along with every multiplayer mode in the first Frozen Synapse will be in the sequel, with more to come.

The sequel is quite a significant evolution, taking place in a procedurally-generated mega-city, Tactical encounters, that which comprised the bulk of the first Frozen Synapse, can occur in any building and any location in the game.

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Another newly added mechanic is the ability to customize your squads with different units, of which those unveiled are but a few, each with unique abilities and characteristics.

I was quite a fan of the first Frozen Synapse, and have spoken with Managing Director of Mode 7, Paul Kilduff-Taylor, in an interview that briefly discussed his and co-Director Ian Hardingham’s hopes for the sequel, so I’ll definitely be sharing my thoughts upon the official release.

A Rather Lovely Chat with Mode 7 & SMAC Games

At EGX Rezzed 2016, I sat down and had a rather lovely chat with Mode 7 and SMAC Games about Frozen Synapse 2, as well as the new publishing relationship that Mode 7 had with SMAC Games’ upcoming Tokyo 42.

Check it out here!