It’s happening folks. Subset Games, the two-man developer behind the critically acclaimed 2012 space rogulike hit game FTL: Faster Than Light, has announced its new game: Into The Breach.
Into The Breach is a single-player turn-based stratgey game where you control powerful mechs on a tile-based map, and similarly to FTL, these maps are randomly generated.
The following brief overview is provided:
The remnants of human civilization are threatened by gigantic creatures breeding beneath the earth. You must control powerful mechs from the future to hold off this alien threat. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL.
- Defend the Cities: Civilian buildings power your mechs. Defend them from the Vek and watch your fire!
- Perfect Your Strategy: All enemy attacks are telegraphed in minimalistic, turn-based combat. Analyze your opponent’s attack and come up with the perfect counter every turn.
- Build the Ultimate Mech: Find powerful new weapons and unique pilots as you battle the Vek infestation across Corporate-Nation islands.
- Another Chance: Failure is not an option. When you are defeated, send help back through time to save another timeline!
The game’s original soundtrack will be handled by Ben Prunty, who was FTL’s composer, while the rest of the audio work is being headed up by PowerUp Audio. Chris Avellone is said to be lending his writing talents and world building skills to the team as well.
Into The Breach currently has no release date or release window. It’s planned to come to PC, Mac, and Linux, though Subset Games has said it will not arrive on all these platforms simultaneously.
Below, you can check out the announcement trailer, and its first screenshots: