Frozen Synapse, the outstanding indie turn-based strategy game from Mode 7 studios, will be receiving a retail special edition this September. For £25, you'll get the original game, a Sticker, Postcard, soundtrack, extra Steam gifting key and the RED Expansion pack encased in a "fancy" blue box.
"It has always been a dream of ours to see Frozen Synapse on the shelves of a retail store," said Mode 7's Paul Taylor, tongue firmly within his cheek. "Personally, I greatly look forward to touching the shiny box and endlessly boring my friends by pointing it out to them. This will be a great way for the game to reach a new audience and also an exciting *thing* for collectors of *things* to grasp and cherish."
It is indeed a thing. A physical, actual thing. A selling point if I've ever seen one.
We awarded Frozen Synapse with an exceptionally rare perfect score in last year's review, heralding it as "next logical evolution of the turn-based strategy genre." Just in case you're not up to speed, here's a list of features to pore over:
- Get a FREE full copy of the game, including the Red add-on DLC, for a friend with every purchase
- 5 challenging multiplayer modes, including the innovative bidding-based “Secure” and “Hostage Rescue”
- 55-mission single player campaign with dynamic dialogue and thrilling near-future narrative
- Powerful Skirmish Generator
- Facebook, Twitter and YouTube integration
- 15 Steam Achievements
- Integrated IRC chat as well as various community features
- Random generation combined with hand-crafted content means that levels and maps are different every time
- Critically-acclaimed electronica soundtrack by musician nervous_testpilot
RED DLC Info
The multi-award-winning indie strategy masterpiece is back with a brand new expansion pack! Frozen Synapse: Red adds awesome features like co-op play against the AI and a brand new unit, as well as a selection of additional music tracks plus an exclusive single player campaign.
- Full co-op for the single player campaign and all new single player content
- A new unit (riot shield)
- A new multiplayer game mode (“Upload”)
- 15 mission single player campaign
- 10 single player challenge missions
- Three mutators (game play modifiers for advanced users)
- 6 additional music tracks by nervous_testpilot (2 previously available in the Humble Indie Bundle)
- MP3 and FLAC download of all Frozen Synapse: Red music
- Original music tracks “Deeper” and “Focus” unlocked during game play
- “Impeccable Micro” - a chiptune album from _ensnare_ (MP3 and FLAC)
- The infamous “Red Mode”...