April 19, 2016 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Russia - Red Unit Studios is proud to announce the Kickstarter for their new game, Warbands: Bushido, to be available on Steam, Mac OS X and iOS. Game background is the story of civil war in 16th century Japan, known as "Warring States period". Samurais and ronins, criminals of all sorts, ninja clans, Chinese pirates, Portuguese mercenaries and firearms traders, all trying to benefit from anarchy and conflict. It is hard to find a more atmospheric and dense setting for a digital board game.
The game has an isometric, tabletop-style look with miniature-like characters, cards, dices, prerendered battlefields and storymode locations. There are more than 100 various paintable units and heroes planned for release and later additions. Story-driven single-player was highly influenced by Final Fantasy Tactics and Valkyria Chronicles, with several different campaigns, with its own characters and events. On the other hand, multiplayer skirmishes will let players test their skills against each other in the best traditions of tabletop wargame classics like Warmachine or Mordheim with a fast-paced Hearthstone-like gameplay.
The Warbands is planned to be not just a series of tactical games, but mostly it is a set of core rules and gameplay, complemented with features depending on actual setting. Bushido is focused on close combat tactics, fighting style, individual weapons and skills of players' units. While in case of naval warfare, it will most likely shift towards ships maneuvers, wind direction and power, quantity and type of cannons and crew skills. In WW2 the most important features will be armor of fighting vehicles from different sides, type and rank of infantry units, terrain relief, presence of cover and so on and so forth.
Red Unit Studios is a small independent studio working in USA, Ukraine and Russia. All artists and programmers have a solid gamedev experience, and huge love for boardgames. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Red Unit Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.