Launch trailer for turn-based strategy game 'Showgunners' aired

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Launching today is developer Artificer's turn-based strategy title Showgunners. A launch trailer was aired for the occasion:



In a future society torn apart by extreme income inequality and climate change, one reality TV program gives desperate competitors a shot at fame and fortune. But first they’ll have to survive hellish obstacle courses, ambushes and challenges to the roaring delight of the fans.

As a contestant with your own score to settle, you’ll have to manage a squad of unique fighters, battle heavily armed rivals, and win fans and life-saving sponsorship packages if you hope to become the next champion. Be on guard for especially devious puzzles, traps and surprise twists from the show’s scheming director, who’s always looking for ways to bend the rules to boost ratings.

Key features of Showgunners include:
  • A Classic Revenge Story: Experience over-the-top, American Gladiators-style action and attitude inspired by sci-fi epics like RoboCop, Escape from New York and The Running Man.
  • Become a Reality TV Legend: Defy death through skillful play to grow your fame! As a star, you’ll record confessionals, sign autographs for fans, and unlock sponsorship deals for bonus rewards to help you win the show.
  • Master Challenging Strategy Gameplay: Dive into a full single-player campaign featuring deep tactical combat mechanics that will test your skills across a variety of handcrafted levels.
  • Create the Perfect Squad: Assemble your team from a range of classes with their own skill trees, and customize their loadouts with powerful weapons, implants and utilities. Level up your characters and discover new strategies to take on each episode’s uniquely devilish trials.
  • Survive the Future of Entertainment: Face off against fierce rivals outfitted with heavy weapons and cyborg augments, but watch out for surprise traps and twists from the show’s director, who’s more than willing to throw out the rules to boost ratings for his corporate overlords!
  • Let the Fans Decide Your Fate with Twitch Mode: Twitch mode* lets streamers invite their viewers to join the carnage, voting in real time on events they’d like to see in game. Will your fans help you out to keep the hype train rolling? Or will they choose to send you to your doom?!
Showgunners is available today on PC via Steam, GOG.com and the Epic Games Store for $29.99. Be sure to keep an eye out for our full review!

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A couple of weeks or so back there was a thread about wargroove. The last time I really liked playing tactical games was advance wars on the GBA. I tried wargroove and really enjoyed it. then advance wars comes out on the switch. Got into Mario rabbids spark. So why not? Looks like 50/50 it could be really fun or something I play once. Thanx for the thread about it.
 

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Not available for the Switch? As someone who knows nothing about PC gaming can someone explain why this isn’t on a console?
 

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Not available for the Switch? As someone who knows nothing about PC gaming can someone explain why this isn’t on a console?
most top down strategy games rarely come to consoles, since they are seen as a mouse and keyboard type of game and they dont translate that well to analogue stick, its kinda rare seeing one of those in consoles.
 
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most top down strategy games rarely come to consoles, since they are seen as a mouse and keyboard type of game and they dont translate that well to analogue stick, its kinda rare seeing one of those in consoles.
Turn-based strategy games do often get console ports these days, it's real-time strategy that you need the precision of a mouse for. This appears to be from an indie, or at best AA developer/publisher, however, so it might only get console ports if the PC version sells well. It does already have full controller support, so there's that.
 

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