"The pattern is always the same," video game designer Pawel Miechowski told me recently. "People struggle for food, soap and medicine. They trade liquor or any alcohol for bullets or any weapons. That's what happened in Sarajevo." That's what happens in cities wracked by war. That's what will happen in Pawel…
Video games about war are always about the people with guns or tanks or planes. They're about the people who put on a uniform and fight or the people who order them to do so. They can be interesting, but they're usually a whitewash. At last, someone is making a game about war's victims: regular people just like you.
Why would a tower
defense "offense" game be the perfect inspiration for a beer? Because "warzone," spelled exactly that way, in Polish means "brewed." And the guys behind the Polish-developed Anomaly: Warzone series like to hoist a pint, too.
Indie developer 11 Bit Studios has quite the deal for you: if you preorder their game now, you'll get 50% off the final price. That'd be quite the saving, if we actually knew a damn thing about the game.
Last year, developer 11 bit studios released a scaled-down version of its reverse tower defense PC game, Anomaly Warzone Earth for the iPad, and it was wonderful. Look how far they've come with the soon-to-be-released sequel, Anomaly Korea.
Anomaly: Warzone Earth HD is the rare kind of iPad game that feels like it was improved by Apple's tablet.