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Warside is a pixel-art turn-based tactics game much like Advance Wars

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Love turn-based tactics and classics like Advance Wars? You should keep an eye on Warside, as it's firmly channelling that same energy. It looks pretty great and with full cross-platform multiplayer on top of the story campaign, it's certainly piqued my curiosity.

"Warside is a new game that cuts to the core of what made classic turn-based tactics games so great. A great story mode campaign, unique Commanders with totally different playstyles, awesome Battle Powers, and a wide variety of terrain and units. Choose your Commander, assemble your forces, and battle your way to victory."

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Features:

  • Intuitive turn-based gameplay with a familiar feel for fans of the classics.
  • 12 playable Commanders, each with unique passive skills and Battle Powers.
  • Control 20+ unit types. Simultaneously battle over land, air, and sea with ground forces, aircraft, and naval units.
  • Faction unique units with mechanics specific to each faction.
  • Single-player campaign with over 30 missions.
  • Forest, desert and snow biomes, plus indoor close-quarters missions.
  • Challenge friends and foes with multiplayer battles. Local and internet play are supported.
  • Design your own maps with the built-in mission editor for both single and multiplayer.

You can help fund it on Kickstarter. It's already hit the goal with £67,743 pledged and 23 days left so clearly there's a lot of interest in these types of games. They make it clear it will have Linux support too, and they will be supporting the Steam Deck as well. Made with Godot Engine, so it shouldn't have many issues with Linux.

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6 comments

Jarmer Mar 21, 2023
Game looks and sounds great, but I have had SO MANY bad experiences on kickstarter I just can't support it there. I will wishlist it when it hits steam EA, but other than that I wish it good luck.
Cyril Mar 21, 2023
Quoting: JarmerGame looks and sounds great, but I have had SO MANY bad experiences on kickstarter I just can't support it there. I will wishlist it when it hits steam EA, but other than that I wish it good luck.

Yeah don't forget Wargroove, even if it wasn't a KS campagin...
Still sad they rely on Steam, so the game won't come on GOG (like Wargroove).
scaine Mar 21, 2023
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As Cyril notes, Wargroove also promised an Advance Wars feel, just like Symphony of War promised a Fire Emblem feel. They come close, but just didn't click for me. Makes me realise all the little touches and perfectionism that goes into a Nintendo title. The artwork is there in a lot of cases, but it's the underlying gameplay and mechanics that make these games special.

Time will tell - this does look particularly faithful to Advance Wars. Hopefully the Devs "got" what makes that game special - the characters, the balance, the "easy to learn, hard to master" aspects of it all.
Drakker Mar 21, 2023
Also had bad experiences with video games Kickstarters... but I'm still tempted to back this one at the early access level so I have a way to bug the devs to make sure there's a way to turn off animations and have super fast units movements on the map for quick play, like what you get in Advance Wars when you turn everything off. There's no point in these animations other than wasting time and artificially inflating expected play time for the game marketing (80h campaign! Of which, 78h is repetitive animations!!!). It's fun to watch the first time, but after that its always the same thing over and over and over and over and over...
14 Mar 27, 2023
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I do like these games, but not sitting at my desk. As I don't have a Steam Deck... yeah, pity.

I kinda want to buy it just because it was built with Godot though.
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