Niche Spotlight – Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics

Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics, a turn-based tactical roguelite by Yokaicade and Meteorbyte Studios.

in Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics, advanced AI that oversees all of humanity’s most advanced technologies and infrastructure has rebelled against its creators. The only hope for mankind rests in the hands of mecha pilots controlling outdated technology from the past wars for unification.

Recruit your team of pilots and mechs as you explore a procedurally generated galaxy looking for a way to defeat the rogue AI. Upgrade your mechs with new weapons and modules to change their combat style. Fight against combat drones using an arsenal of heavy weapons and special abilities, all while managing your mech’s heat levels.

You can find a launch trailer for Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics below:

Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics is available on Windows PC via Steam for $14.99.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Ignited Steel: Mech Tactics

Aiming to fulfill its expansion instinct, humanity created an A.I. which controls and manages all necessary resources to expand the human race throughout the galaxy. Soon, a fatal flaw in the A.I. “PharOS” code was discovered: it could not and would not stop expanding.

With the hope to halt PharOS’ expansion, the human race depends on “The Ignited Steel” program, a plan reliant on outdated technology which PharOS cannot control.

Old Mechs from past wars are now humanity’s only hope.


  • OVERHEAT – Attacking and moving mechs requires energy and can overheat the mech. If overheated, mechs output more damage while being more vulnerable to enemy attacks. A key element to gameplay is finding the perfect balance between damage and vulnerability.
  • MECHS & PILOTS – Pilots from every corner of the universe volunteer to the Ignited Steel program, each bringing their unique personalities and tactics. As the Ignited Steel program regains control of the galaxy, new pilots will join the cause against PharaOS.
  • MODULES – There’re 3 types of mechs: Juggernaut, Stalker and Javelin, each with their own advantages and counterplay. Mechs are built using unique modules each with their own purpose. As the Ignited Steel program liberates the galaxy, they will earn and purchase new modules with unique traits.
  • REPLAYABILITY – The galaxy is full of contrasting planets and stories to be told. By jumping from node to node the ignited steel program will discover the galaxy’s stories, and add new modules and pilots to the crew. New planets, pilots, modules, events and missions in every playthrough!

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