Archrebel Tactics is an upcoming turn-based tactical game made by Fernando Pereira. It’s based on Rebelstar released all the way back in 1986 – hence the retro graphics! Still, going by the presentation video it looks to have a modern flair to it, effects are very fluid and sweet looking. Just check out the acid spittle from giant bugs!
Reading the presentation, it seems X-com is a heavy influence too, which of course catches my fancy. Action-point system is mentioned and destructible environments. Staple of any X-com-like game! The only negative I can take, so far, is that the campaign won’t be included from the start of the release. It’s promised as a “post release planned feature”. Not 100% sure what this mean – will gameplay only consist of random missions?
Anyway, those alive will see, so let’s hope for release not too far into the future. And for those that want to read more, there is a nice Codex thread going on here with the developer talking and answering questions.