Seasoned Tactics is a new Kickstarter campaign by Manic North with an interesting premise. In this game, the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) must battle each other for seasonal supremacy. Funnily enough, they don’t actually get their own hands dirty. Instead, these magical summoners call forth minions to do their bidding for them. Players will have to utilize these minions to win against opponents, all the while keeping track of their summoners as well.
The game takes place in an arena where you’ll engage in online multiplayer bouts. Each player will have two summoners and neither have regenerating health. As such, you’ve got to protect them. They summon minions, after all, and you need those on your side to win. Minions start out as tier 1 tiny creatures. However, as they level up they become much stronger monsters ready to deal out serious damage. Of course, each of the three tiered minions has their own special skills other than just brute force.
One fun aspect of Seasoned Tactics is the art style. The game was designed with mobile in mind which means it can’t offer up the most “high tech” graphics around. However, the developer’s decision to go for a more stylized, papercraft-like look was a very smart way to overcome this hurdle. All characters, as well as the arena itself, look like they were made by carefully folding colored paper into shapes.
You’ll be able to play this game on Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs as well as Android and iOS devices if Seasoned Tactics meets its goal of $35,000 CAD (about $30,700). Here’s a link to the Steam Greenlight page if you’d like to give it a vote.