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BattleTech
BattleTech

Genre: Strategy Players: 1 to 0
Developer: Official Site: https://www.battletechgame.c...
Publisher: Paradox Interactive Classification: TBC
Release Date:
April 2018
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:36pm 06/06/18 | 0 Comments
And a studio whose talent includes the creative forces behind Shadowrun, Crimson Skies, and MechWarrior. A big coup for Paradox, a company that in recent years has grown to become one of the most impressive publishers in the industry. And as an awesome thanks to all those who backed BattleTech on Kickstarter, Paradox is giving complimentary copies of Stellaris - its sci-fi strategy game.

“Harebrained Schemes have proven themselves as a world-class studio with a very talented team within a genre where Paradox wants to be present,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “In addition, we really like the studio, the people who run it, and their games; these are all absolute hard criteria for us in any acquisition. Our recent successful launch of BATTLETECH, our first project together, has been a fantastic collaboration, but the possibilities of what we can do together in the long term now that we’ve joined forces -- that’s what has us truly excited.”


“Mitch and I started Harebrained to create the kind of story-rich tactical games we loved,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes, “and for the last seven years, our studio has been fueled by our team’s passion and by the generous support of our fans. As the scale of our games has grown and the marketplace has gotten extremely noisy we felt that HBS needed to team up with a company that could provide us the financial stability and marketing expertise that would allow us focus on what we love doing - making great games and stories.”

You can check out our BattleTech review - here.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 09:01pm 02/05/18 | 3 Comments
Okay, so MechWarrior is technically in the BattleTech universe. Considering that it began life as a tabletop and all. But I grew up playing MechWarrior 2 on PC so for me it's the reverse, kind of. Anyway, ever since details began emerging about this turn-based tactical strategy game it's been on my most wanted list for quite sometime.

Now that it's finally here, the end result is somewhat of a mixed bag. Good, but not quite great.

One of the big plusses, despite its modest budget, is the often-wonderful writing, presentation, and original score found throughout BattleTech. The graphic-novel approach to cinematic sequences more than sell the grand nature of the story being told, as does the sparse and well-executed voice acting. Built on the rich history of the BattleTech tabletop game, there’s detail and a coherent history found with every introduction of a new planet, faction, or even type of mech. For those interested in the sort of sci-fi world presented in BattleTech, the ability to live the life of an interstellar mercenary taking on jobs with a full crew and cargo hold filled with mechs – is hard to resist.


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Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Post by nachosjustice @ 12:27pm 30/09/15 | 3 Comments
Harebrained Schemes, the developer responsible for three successful Kickstarter campaigns (including Shadowrun: Hong Kong), is back at it again a fourth time for BattleTech. The BattleTech project is being led by Jordan Weisman, creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior; Mitch Gitelman, producer of the MechCommander series; and Mike McCain, creative director of Harebrained's Shadowrun games.

The BattleTech project is being described as "turn-based tactical 'Mech combat set in the classic 3025 era of the BattleTech Universe". According to the Kickstarter video, the team has already self-funded the first stage of development, which is a tactical skirmish game against AI opponents.

If the pledges hit $1 million, Harebrained will add a campaign. Crank it up to $1,850,000 and the dev will upgrade the campaign to be open-ended with side missions and procedurally generated missions, too. If demand is enough to get the game to $2.5 million, Harebrained says it will add a PvP mode.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, you can check out the Kickstarter page right here. The project has 34 days to go and, at the time of writing, had 9,500+ backers and has already made $686,000.