A Godly Conundrum

by on 12th Apr 2013

For you to win nobody can lose. That's the key premise in the paradoxical Skyward Collapse, a new "turn-based 4x simulation god-game" just revealed by the oracle at Arcen Games, the very same hailed for the fiendish AI War offerings.

Set high in the sky atop a floating landmass that you are actively constructing as the game progresses, you oversee two warring factions (Greeks and Norse).  Via solo play or co-op, you play as "The Creator", helping both sides of the conflict -- granting each side buildings, resources, and even new citizens.

Unlike most strategy games, your goal isn't to have either of the sides win.  "You" aren't represented by either of the sides, after all.  Instead your goal is to balance this conflict as best you can so that neither side gets wiped out.  You win by having the most points generated (read: most carnage) without either side committing genocide.

Such a divine concept, wouldn't you say? Well, founder Mr.Christopher M. Park expands upon this in his teasing announcement, that touches upon advanced strategy, mythology and more, so be sure to check it out.

If the Gods are willing the skies will part to deliver a beta 'before the end of April', with a heavenly 1.0 to grace us all in May.

 

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Thorondor\
3 Jun 2013 - 2:36pm
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This is a strategy game distilled down to the very essence of tactical thought; people who are good at this probably see the Matrix when they look at the screen.

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VG 24/7's Brenna Hillier finds out how it is to tackle oneself during her probation period with Skyward Collapse.
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22 May 2013 - 10:45am
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* A turn-based strategic god-game where you control neither faction, but instead strive to maintain the balance of power.
* Make towns and war as the boardgame-like floating continent continues to construct itself around you.
* Persuade your minions into doing what you want by controlling the circumstances of their (brief) lives.
* 16 gods, each with unique passive abilities and three active powers, help you further your goals as you pass into the Age of Monsters.
* Level up your player profile by winning games. Twelve unlockable buildings in all!
* Straightforward controls paired with an intuitive and helpful interface make this an easy title to pick up... but the strategy runs deep.
* Multiple difficulty levels let you play a very relaxed game up to a nail-bitingly difficult one. There's no one best way to win!
* Co-op multiplayer for up to 8 players.

To be out tomorrow, May 23rd on Steam and at the official site.
Thorondor\
11 May 2013 - 2:34pm
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3 May 2013 - 10:06am
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Look not to the skies for your answers, but to this blog entry so as to be further enlightened about Arcen Games' Skyward Collapse.

 

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