Rodents roar across the plains. Ferrets launch mortars into farms. In the distance, cobras slither closer, ready to tear down a freshly-built bunker. Tooth and Tail is a real-time strategy game that puts you in the commander’s chair of a gunpowder-era Redwall war while trying to avoid pitfalls that keep newcomers from…
Wild Heart is a simple but fun strategy with a great concept: take a bunch of animals and let them duel using special abilities and smart positioning. It’s a light and charming affair full of fighting foxes and evil wolves. It’s this week’s indie pick.
Released this week on Steam, Aztez is a single-player strategy board game in which the ancient Aztecs attempt to survive and thrive until the Spanish invaders arrive. It just happens that surviving and thriving involves lots of bloody black and white beat-em up action.
Check your balances of wool and linen. Will you sell them to the merchant from Milan or the one from Venice? Oh, also, the church wants you to buy some of their overpriced alum. Do you accept? These are the questions that ARTé Mecenas asks while you try to build your banking empire during the Italian renaissance.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was one of the strangest announcements at E3 this year, and fearless Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo got a chance to play it for about 15 minutes. Based on what we’ve seen so far, this mash-up works surprisingly well!
While the hero of Euclidean Lands seems to be wielding a spear, his greatest weapon is his axes.
Pit People, the latest game from Castle Crashers developer The Behemoth, begins with a planet-sized bear crashing into a planet-sized planet, transforming it into a wasteland plagued by storms of green bear blood rain. Then things get weird.
Since June, Chinese players have been bombarding strategy game Endless Legend with poor reviews. This came after developer Amplitude Studios removed a mod for Chinese language support that linked to a pirated version of the game. Last night, other players took to Reddit and organized to vote the game’s rating back up.
Planet Coaster, aka Rollercoaster Tycoon for the modern day, looks very promising. It’s out on PC on November 17.
YouTuber CurtainGuyPlays posted this excellent Next Level Strat for defeating Dark Souls’ Gravelord Nito both times he appears . . . wait.
XCOM. Fire Emblem. Civilization. Invisible Inc. Endless Legend. Don’t look now, but if you’re a fan of video games where the action is broken up into turns, you’ve never had it better.
Strategy games can be exciting. They can be...strategic. They can be easy, they can be hard. You might not have ever wanted to see some of the biggest games in the genre compared across these metrics—I’d never thought of it—but seeing them mapped out is pretty interesting!
Step one: Watch what I do here. Step two: Avoid doing any of that.
One-man Kickstarter success Telepath Tactics is a game that celebrates the art of strategically taking turns and tactically kicking ass. My turn lasts five minutes.
Wars and Battles is an upcoming iPad game that doesn't cover a single war. It doesn't even cover a single era of war. It's covering all the wars.
Remember Lemmings? Of course you do. It was that cute puzzle game from the nineties about shepherding herds of the titular critters to safety. Many of my earliest memories of being enthralled by a computer screen come from solving these puzzles. Or trying to, at least.
The beautiful strategy game The Banner Saga is coming out for the iPad and Android tablets this summer, publisher Versus Evil announced this morning. In other words: soon all you Game of Thrones fans who own iPads won't have any more excuses for not trying this game out yet.
This is the debut trailer for Etherium, an upcoming real-time strategy game for PC. It comes from the developer behind Stellar Impact, and puts you in control of one of three factions, which you lead on a conquest for control of the seven planets' etherium reserves—this game's analogue for Dune's spice. Looks fun!