The American Revolutionary War was a monumental historical event and associated time period that does not see nearly enough attention via video games. Outland 17 looks to remedy this – but with its own spin. In this tactical RPG players experience the struggle and rebellion of the people with a sci-fi twist. Space stations have been built and indentured servants are stuck living on Earth in the “Outlands.” It’s time for a rebellion! You play as a citizen named G. Martin Wallace who will create a team of men and women able to bring about revolution.
Unlike most turn-based strategy games of this style, such as X-COM, each stage is small in scope. The purpose for this is to make it so you don’t need to waste time seeking out enemies. Instead, you know exactly where they are and can focus on the pure strategy of the battle at hand. In all, this should reduce fights to under 10 minutes a piece, as opposed to other games which have fights spanning an hour! Players can begin with a pre-defined team or start tweaking them from the get go. In any case, the more you use certain abilities and weapons with characters the more effective they’ll get with each. The visual style of Outland 17 is described as “colonial punk” and overall looks pretty sweet.
You can sample Outland 17 right now a demo on GameJolt. Or, if it seems like your cup of tea, you can head on over and upvote it on Steam Greenlight. Outland 17 requires $10,000 in funding and will release on PC if successful.
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