Flamberge is the kind of game that fans of tactical games are set to drool over. Its core is RPG conventions, which means there is a sprawling world, deep storyline, and lots of battles to engage in. So what about this really differentiates itself from the rest of this massive genre? During battles, players take simultaneous turns. Very few games attempt this method of play because it is often even more challenging than your typical tactics game.
What does the concept of simultaneous turns mean? Basically, it means that the player and their enemy will draft their movements before seeing what the other person does. Then, both plays are run simultaneously. Effectively it means you must anticipate what your opponent will do next – and plan for it. This may prove very challenging in single player mode where you must discern the AI’s plan. Or perhaps it will be easy if AI thinks very simply. In any case, multiplayer is also going to be implemented. Simultaneous battles should prove particularly interesting against an actual human player. Right now that is only in pre-alpha, but is definitely planned for completion.
Beyond that aspect, Flamberge also includes around 15 playable characters, 20 missions, 25 skills, and a class leveling system. If you’d like to give the game a try you don’t have to wait as a demo is available right now. The demo is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, just as the final game is planned to be. Flamberge has an amazingly low goal of $1,500 and stretch goals will be voted on by backers.