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Well now, Shock Tactics was emailed in by a reader and it has to be one of the most interesting games I've seen recently. It seems to blend aspects of Civilization with XCOM!

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The combat looks like it might actually be really fun, and you can see the clear inspiration from XCOM (especially the cover system).

What do you think folks? Looks good doesn't it!

They don't have an exact release in mind yet, but they are stating it will be "Late 2016".

About the game
Shock Tactics is a single player turn-based sci-fi strategy game with tactical combat, exploration, squad management and base building. It is inspired by the space western style of Firefly and games like Jagged Alliance and X-COM.

You are a trailblazer for the first wave of the free Space Pioneers that are exploring an ancient alien homeworld. In their century old struggle with the dictatorship of the Imperial Consortium, this planet is the first real hope of finding a new home for their people. Article taken from
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Swiftpaw 25 Apr, 2016
Looks interesting indeed! Mixing two of my favorite games. Might be like replacing the unit battles in Civ with XCOM downed UFO battle instances. Hopefully it will work well and turn out to be a good game.
chris200x9 25 Apr, 2016
Looks amazing!

Edit: I hope also they have mod support even if it's only for character customization, that's probably one of the best parts of xcom 2. Also I hope they let you give characters bios so you can role play a little bit.

Last edited by chris200x9 on 25 April 2016 at 8:38 pm UTC
Zelox 25 Apr, 2016
This is surely something I will keep an eye on.
A civ game with xcom combat! :D
Cybolic 25 Apr, 2016
What a great idea! I'm not a fan of the flavour text, which seems a puerile to me, but the blink, Frozen Cortex-like movement and the merger of Civ and XCom looks like something I will have to try! :D
Mountain Man 26 Apr, 2016
Inspired by XCOM? Looks more like a direct ripoff if you ask me.

Last edited by Mountain Man on 26 April 2016 at 12:27 am UTC
neowiz73 26 Apr, 2016
seems like a great idea, I like both games a lot, so I'll definitely keep an eye on it.
bingus 26 Apr, 2016
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Looks cool. No idea this existed until now.
Kimyrielle 26 Apr, 2016
Looks like I should buy this game....
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