Today’s Niche Spotlight is Möbius Front ’83, a turn-based tactics game by Zachtronics.
The game is set in an alternate 1983, where the United States has been invaded by a mysterious force that appears to be American troops from another reality. Deploy a wide range of historically accurate military hardware from the ’80s as you defend your homeland, and uncover the truth behind the attack and the bizarre voids that the “Americans” are using to invade our reality.
As with all Zachtronics games, Möbius Front ’83 also includes a unique Solitaire minigame to play when you want to take a break from the war threatening to destroy the US. Players can also flip through a variety of old military hardware manuals.
You can find a trailer below.
Möbius Front ’83 is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac via Steam for $19.99.
You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:
The year is 1983 and the United States of America must defend itself from an enemy it could have never imagined— an America from an alternate universe that will stop at nothing to seize control of the country’s heartland!
In Möbius Front ‘83 you will fight tactical, turn-based battles with the cutting-edge military hardware of the early 1980s. Use every tool available — powerful tanks, fast-moving attack helicopters, long-ranged artillery, tenacious infantry, and more — to control the complex and rapidly-changing battlefield of the era.
Who are the “Americans” attacking America, and why? Find out in the game’s extensive single-player campaign and its fully voiced cutscenes. When you’re ready for some R&R, play a new kind of solitaire, solve Zachtronics-style puzzles, and even read the U.S. military manuals that inspired the game.
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