Thursday, July 17, 2014

Warmachine Tactics

It's been a while since I posted to the blog, due mostly to work schedules overall. I've still been playing a bit of WWX here and there, and recently got into Relic Knights. That said, I figured this blog post would be a bit simpler and focus on another kickstarter game I am involved in.

I kickstarted Warmachine Tactics, the Warmachine video game. Through the kickstarter I was able to get access to the Early Access Beta which released a couple weeks ago on Steam. Overall I am pretty impressed. Initially the Beta launched with just Multiplayer Kador vs Cygnar, but has since expanded to both a basic single player mission (using Cygnar) and to include Cygnar, Khador, Menoth, and Cryx in the multiplayer. It runs smoothly on my Mac desktop and I have been getting framerates of 12 - 17 FPS in most games.

Here are a couple screenshots from my games:

Mentoh v Menoth Fire Effects

Cryx v Cygnar Infantry Melee
Khador v Khador - Fog of War

And here is a full screenshot of the current Early Access UI. This was taken on the "new" Trenches board that was released during the 7/15 update. In it you can see the UI active with my caster selected.
Getting ready to Feat with my Caster

The UI is being improved a bit with each patch, but overall I am pretty happy with where it is now. It's very functional and easy to read. Here is another screenshot with a ranged unit getting ready to shoot.
Getting ready to Shoot with my Jack
And lastly, here is a shot of a Cryx heavy jack beating up my Cygnar light jack.