I love party games so much. Be they tabletop or video games, party games are a powerfully fun experience with the right people, and they’ve gone across all genres. Just recently, however, Prismatic Games, developers of The Bridge, have made a novel proposal in the form of a Kickstarter campaign. Hex Heroes, their newest titles, is going to be a ParTS (Par-Tee-Ess), a brand-new kind of game that will combine the craziness of local co-op multiplayer with all the strategy and mayhem of real time strategy games. Five players, eight classes, and a whole lot of hexagons.
In all honesty, it’s as simple as that. Up to 5 players huddle around a single Wii U and work together to gather resources, fortify defenses, and fend off foes as a team with four people doing the leg work while one player uses the Gamepad to survey the area from a birds-eye perspective and manage resources. Different game modes like Lair and Horde will allow you to mix things up from time to time, and the 8 different classes add variety and meaning to gameplay actions. The fun here comes from the fact that the units you command are your friends on the couch, so they may not always listen…
Hex Heroes is currently looking to get off the ground with the help of Kickstarter, with an initial goal of $80,000. Hex Heroes is intended exclusively for release on Wii U, and mystery stretch goals are planned. Hex Heroes will even feature cameos from games like Guacamelee and Steamworld Dig.
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[author image=”http://cliqist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/nathaniel.jpg” ] Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/. [/author]