Hope You've Got Room For More Turn-Based Strategy, PC Gamers

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Halfway is a turn-based strategy game set on a huge starship crawling with zombies. Think XCOM, with a dash of Dead Space, only with gorgeous 16-bit-inspired visuals.

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I grabbed it earlier today and can't stop playing. Unlike a more traditional turn-based game, this isn't just a straight tactical exercise; in between combat engagements you and your crew can explore the ship RPG-style, scrounging for supplies and better gear.

Below is a little let's play vid by Gamasutra's Mike Rose that walks you through the basics.

You can get Halfway from Steam for $13.

DISCUSSION

I'm looking for some new stuff to play, and this looks pretty cool!

The way the dudes are standing around reminds me of The Chaos Engine.

One note, I haven't played X-Com, but is there something specific in this game that is in X-Com, but not present in games like Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, Shining Force, etc... or is X-Com the go-to reference for the genre because of its recent critical and commercial success? (which makes sense)