Innovative indie studio Arcen Games have announced that their latest title, Skyward Collapse, will release on Steam next Thursday (May 23rd). In keeping with their genre-defying remit, Skyward Collapse challenges us to play God and manipulate warring factions without letting either perish, using landscape-altering powers and deadly summons that can't be directly controlled. Humans can be fickle and unpredictable, meaning that the best intentions are likely to go horribly wrong.
Trailer and more details after the break.
How do you balance a war between towns without letting either side obliterate the other? How do you rule over gods, creatures, and men who refuse to obey you? How do you build a thriving landscape of villages against the threat of bandits and mythological powers? Skyward Collapse places you into the role of The Creator, and frees you to tackle these problems your own way.
Create -- but not control -- gods, creatures, and artifacts from both Greek and Norse mythology. The power you wield with these is immense. Your task is to keep both factions alive until The Master calls you home -- but this is harder than it sounds. Bandits, along with periodic Woes add to the variety of challenges that you'll face in any given game. Every game plays out completely differently, and you'll need even the craziest of your powers in order to survive what lies in store.
I'll endeavour to give this some more coverage or a full review soon.