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STRAIN TACTICS: Now on Greenlight! by ukitakumuki STRAIN TACTICS: Now on Greenlight! by ukitakumuki
Update: We are now on STEAM GREENLIGHT! steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

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Its been almost a year away from DA now... damn, does time fly.

I've spent pretty much all my free time this past year and a half on pursuing my indie game dev dream with some talented dev pals from Touch Dimensions.

This is basically the menu screen for a humble premium title I am the lead designer/creative director on-- one that is my love letter to old school hardcore top-down tactical shooters/ARPGs.

We are aiming for submission to the Apple store for vetting in about a months time~ and we'll be doing optimisations for Android and eventually for the PC. Can't wait to share more meaty marketting shots/vids, etc soon!

THE LOWDOWN:
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As for Strain... 

Its a semi-hardcore game set in an apocalyptic future where the earth is overrun by a space-borne infectious strain. (Think The Thing.) Thematically, the game is trope-y and homage-y and fairly self-aware and I'd like to think is a love letter to its inspirations. :) (Smile) But from a functional game-play perspective, we hope it comes across as a tight, finely-tuned tactical ARPG experience, driven by elegant mechanics and innovative controls that excels on mobile devices.

You're a re-cloned war veteran who is put in Command of up to 5 Ground Team members, and are tasked to lead a special task force to defeat this alien Strain in your region. 

You play from the vantage point of a helicopter(the Helibase) overlooking the action. The game features 78 playable units with varying personalities(traits) and self-preservation AI that for example, automatically position themselves out of harms way, with you acting more like a tactical controller who oversees their positioning on the battlefield. 

This functionality is to accommodate players who lack finger-dexterity, but by NO means exhausts any kind of finesse-based play for more hardcore types. There are manual-override features that allow you to control individual units and their firing arcs all in real time and on the go, with elegant and intuitive controls. This means that it can be as "Command and Conquery" or as "Syndicate" as you can handle.

It has a physics-based combat system with fully realtime projecticles, inventory management and as mentioed earlier, Psychological management as a key feature.

The Helibase itself where you reside acts as a 'level' unto itself where you can board your units to ferry them from your home base to mission sites and back again.

This Helibase also features weapons systems that you use, as the gunner, to support your Ground Team from above. :) (Smile)

Lastly, no "zombie-alien" game should be without an infection mechanic. Infection/decontamination plays into how you choose which of the 78 playable characters (clones) round out your ideal Ground Team. You can recruit Droids that do not get infected nor suffer psychological penalties, but have deficits in other areas. 
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:icongideon020:
Gideon020 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
Just bought this game, hard as fuck but fun as all heck. Any chance of an Art Pack DLC showing things like concept art and models?
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Allan! Did you play the redsite update? 

There are no immediate plans to do an art pack DLC as i then felt that a lot of the material could be scrutinised ingame at photoshop levels hehe. Will definitely consider just dumping it here if there is interest! 

Right now we are just waiting on media outlets to get more word out for the game while working on the next title :x
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Gideon020 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Haven't challenged a Red Site yet, trying to stay alive during the regular missions! :D
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meisan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Vote on green light already,isn't this on pc only?
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Geronimo82 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Sweet! Heading over to Steam now...
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:salute:
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Raven-Coldheart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   General Artist
Looks really good! I like Games like "Breach and Clear" or "Door Kickers" so I think this will be right up my alley, especially with the pause feature, if you can give commands to your troops while active.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yes you can :) but its really a gimmick so players with less finesse have zero excuses lolol
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:iconkillfr3nzy:
killfr3nzy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Interesting!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hope u voted! :3
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Saw it on greenlight, looks awesome!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Tyty!! :) 
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templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Looks badass! I'll check it out!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! 
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:iconbioazard:
bioazard Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
incredible !
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youu! Our Greenlight page is live! 
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:icontorei:
torei Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Best!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
/o
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Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks really interesting
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:iconskypotatofire:
SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Indeed.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! 
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sandame Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Welcome back!
this is looking like a real fun one,  gonna watch out for it.
isn't steam greenlight planned to be shut down though?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Link is now in the description! 

Yes greenlight will be replaced w a more appstore approach, but am trying to get it in regardless!! 
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sandame Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
alright, good luck!
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Nothing is showing up on google about that?
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:iconsandame:
sandame Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
steamcommunity.com/games/59311…
looks like it isnt for some time though
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Okay.
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Chemicq Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! Do check out the greenlight page, link above! 
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:iconcid-alderlaine:
Cid-Alderlaine Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Congratz~
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ty!! Greenlight link above! 
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TerraNovan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
The guy in front is screwed regardless of the outcome of battle, isn't he? 
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Welll, these contaminated suits look more advanced then ours. He's got to have at least ONE more layer of protection..at least one..
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Most observant and astute :) 

But the fact his face is smashed in kinda breaches the multilayer body protection.. Im afraid his chances are slim at best :3
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Tis true, even with the tech he has...contaminants are just as dangerous..
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Omsk-Camill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
Thanks for reporting in, Ukitakumuki! You're my favorite artist on DA, please don't leave us for so long again! :-)
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Honoured, friend. I'll try to update more frequently.. Do vote the game in at the link in the description, so u can see what ive been up to for the time ive been away lol
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Omsk-Camill Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Done! Hope you'll be greenlit. 
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vitrashark Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Good luck on your project! Looking forward to seeing more! I am a dummy! 
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Bump! Updated the description above with link to our greenlight :) 
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:iconvitrashark:
vitrashark Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The game's looking great! I'm especially excited about all those customization features for the squad configurations! 

You've got my vote, Comrade! ouo a button :3 
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KingOfCopper16 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
i hope the game is as good as this art.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Find out for yourself once we get into the store!! :D greenlight link above... Cheers!! 
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Reiyin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
This looks awesome.  Definitely keep us up to date, looks like a fun game.  Welcome back.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey cheers! Brutal 1.5 years of my life, 10/10 wld do it again..  Updated the description above with our greenlight link :) 
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Goat13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016   Artist
this is fantastic
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Pls refer to the description above for the greenlight link if you're interested! 
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:icongoat13:
Goat13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017   Artist
will do
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halo11791 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
I love the attention to detail you gave to the guy in front, all the way to barely being able to see his face too! That has to hurt though...
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, he'll live... again :x
Ps:Greenlight is now live! 
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