Independent developer Craig Stern of development studio Sinister Design recently announced
the team’s plans to release their strategic turn-based RPG Telepath Tactics. The game will launch on April 16, 2015.
The developer cited March as a “bloodbath” for independent game releases. In the words of Craig, to
release Telepath Tactics now would be like “sending [your] best front-line fighter into the middle of a throng of 20 enemies on open ground. We all know what’s going to happen to the fighter if [you] do that–she is going to die.” and thus has opted to delay the release of their title for a month to allow some time for the waters to settle, so to speak.
Telepath Tactics is a turn-based tactical RPG. Similar to other entries in the genre, such as Fire Emblem and Advance Wars, Telepath Tactics features gameplay that takes place within a turn-based battle system wherein you are responsible for controlling a “squad” of units on a grid-based map. Gameplay is designed to be highly-varied, with over 23 playable classes, destructible terrain, tactical environmental bonuses (i.e. height, lava, etc), a combination of hand-crafted and randomly generated maps, a built-in map editor, full mod support, and more.
The game has already been Greenlit by the Steam Community, and thus will be making its way to
Steam- But if you’re interested in a closer look at the game, feel free to check out the Telepath Tactics
page on the developer’s website, or download the free demo for Windows, Mac or Linux.