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Today’s Spotlight is Iron Danger, a tactical RPG by Action Squad Studios and Daedalic Entertainment.
You play as Kipuna, a young girl that is imbued with the power to manipulate time following a near-death experience. In gameplay terms, this allows you to rewind time during the game’s real-time tactical battles.
Kipuna and her allies must use this powerful new ability to defend their home from an invasion by the witch queen of the frozen north, and her army of barbarians. You can find the launch trailer below.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
Iron Danger is a tactical combat game with a unique time manipulation mechanic. A never before seen combination that combines the tactical depth of turn-based games with the exciting action of real-time games.
Tackle challenging encounters with your party of two characters, using a variety of skills and highly interactive environments.
Maybe you will set an enemy on fire and kick them into a grain field for a proper barbeque, or set up a trap and fell a tree on top of them. The options are endless and it is you who will be deciding your own approach!
You have control over time
The core of Iron Danger is its unique time control mechanic. You can rewind time for up to 5 seconds whenever you want, trying different strategies and combinations of moves until you find the right one for the task at hand.
The time manipulation allows us to combine real-time combat gameplay with controls from more traditional, tactical turn-based combat games. This gives tactical combat a puzzle-like element, as you can continuously keep trying new approaches to turn impossible odds to your advantage and synchronize the actions of your characters for the perfect outcome.
You will die, but you will not fail!
WORLD & STORY
Iron Danger is set in a world of lofty fells, primeval forest, and placid lakes… as well as living gods and monsters of steel. The city of Kalevala, home of the humans who rebelled against the gods and forsook their protection, shines in the middle of this world, surrounded by towns, sea lanes and and woodlands under its protection.
But from the frozen north, a witch queen is leading her army on a quest for vengeance against the lords of Kalevala. Ancient ruins from the days when gods dwelled on the earth are opening to unleash forgotten powers, tempting humans and striving to overtake the world.
You’ll take on the role of Kipuna, a sharp-witted village girl, who becomes imbued with an ancient power that grants dominion over time and death. You must use your wits to control it as you’re drawn into the midst of a war between the city of Kalevala and the armies of the Northlanders driven by their witch queen Lowhee.
Your task is to master the power, in order to use it for mankind’s protection, while your enemies will seek to harness it in the service of total destruction.
- Use unique time-rewind mechanics and experience a new take on tactical combat combining best aspects of real-time and turn-based combat.
- Use highly interactive environment for your advantage to succeed against impossible odds.
- Adventure in a world of steampunk fantasy and meet its unique inhabitants inspired by Finnish folklore.
- Fight epic boss monsters on the path to fulfill your destiny.
- No grinding; character progression pace is controlled by the story and every fight matters.
- 15+ hours of gameplay
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