New Gameplay for Dieselpunk RTS Iron Harvest Shows Off Destructible Environments, Dynamic Cover Mechanics

King Art Games have shared a new gameplay video for their upcoming dieselpunk real-time strategy game, Iron Harvest 1920.

Featured above, the new gameplay shows a brief preview at their “Tech & Controls” internal demo. The developer is preparing to show real, live gameplay in the coming months.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via King Art:

Iron Harvest

“After World War 1 farmers found a plethora of unexploded ordnance, barbed wire, weapons, shrapnel and bullets while ploughing their fields. They called it the Iron Harvest.”

The Game

Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game (RTS) for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, set in the alternate reality of 1920+.

You lead hero characters, mechs, and soldiers into battle. Cover mechanics and dynamic destruction play a major role in combat. Your squads take cover automatically, but a simple brick wall will only offer protection against small calibers, not against mech-mounted cannons.

Throughout its open sandbox levels you have to find your own way to reach the goals set by the dynamic story line.

1920+ was developed by Polish artist Jakub Różalski and earned him a cult-following because of his beautiful artworks painted in the style of the old masters.

“We love games like Company of Heroes or Men at War and want to bring a similar gameplay experience to this fantastic world Jakub created.” Jan Theysen, Project Lead at KING Art Games.

The game is in its early development phase and is scheduled to launch 2019.

The World

The game takes place in the world of 1920+, an alternate version of our own world where mankind, fascinated by technology, engines and iron, invented powerful walking machines. Once mighty weapons on the battlefields of the Great War, they are now part of everyday life.

Mighty factions fight for influence, while hidden forces are working towards the destabilization of Europe, determined to set the world on fire once again.

  • The Saxony Empire is one of the most influential countries in Europe, with powerful industry, developed cities, modern factories and a strong military tradition. After the unfavorable conditions of surrender in the Great War, the current mood in the Empire is bad, and proud elites and humiliated aristocrats secretly oppose the Emperor’s appeasement policies.
  • The Polania Republic is a large agricultural country with a long history. It is trying to maintain its status and territory, struggling with its aggressive neighbors: The Saxony Empire in the west and Rusviet in the east. Polania initiated a program to modernize its army while a large part of the country is still occupied by Rusviet forces.
  • Rusviet Rusviet is huge, powerful, and has unmatched industrial and population potential. However, the country is tired and worn out by the long war. People are frustrated, and the power of Tsar Nikolaj weakens. Mysterious Grigori Rasputin has become an extraordinarily powerful man and revolution is in the air…

Iron Harvest is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.



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  1. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    December 30, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Damn I love the work of Różalski in Scythe. So glad that this is happening. One of my most anticipated upcoming games.

  2. EroBotan
    December 30, 2017 at 1:36 am

    rusviet lol! probably running out of ideas for name

  3. Ithaca TrenchGun
    Ithaca TrenchGun
    December 30, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Josef Pilsudski better be in this game in a mech leg dropping Trotsky’s mech.

  4. Alex Drake
    Alex Drake
    December 30, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I think I am in fucking love…

  5. panda
    December 30, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I really liked the art of Scythe so it’s pretty cool to see it in vidya form too.

  6. Madbrainbox
    December 30, 2017 at 9:42 am

    This looks really good.

  7. MasonF2
    December 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I wish I could into RTS; this looks so good.

  8. Kuraudo
    December 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    is it the same setting as that board game Scythe?

  9. Yoral
    December 30, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Looks a bit more like the warhammer rts style rather than starcraft. Not a fan of this style but if it’s good I’ll buy it.

  10. Alex Drake
    Alex Drake
    December 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I was thinking more company of heroes than Starcraft. This trailer only reinforced that

  11. panda
    December 31, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Yes, the art is by Jakub Różalski.

  12. SevTheBear
    December 31, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Looks good. Will keep my eyes on it

  13. GrimFate
    January 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Destruction makes me think of Men of War. Definitely keen to check this out now.