Interested in an RTS-RPG roguelike game in a cyberpunk post-apocalypse setting with stunning pixel-art? You may get to have the pleasure of such an experience on your 3DS. Indie studio, Onipunks, is currently looking to bring their upcoming C-Wars strategy game to 3DS. [See below for the update that Onipunks is actually bringing it to Wii U as well.]
C-Wars may currently be in development for PC and Android, but the 3DS is also very much in the plans.
I spoke with Onipunks about the possibility of bringing the game over to 3DS as it reminded me of Nintendo’s very own Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series. They said they were super-interested in releasing the game on 3DS and only required some guidance as to getting dev-kits and signing up as a developer. I got them set up and now they can hopefully begin the process of becoming an approved developer for 3DS.
Onipunks is a new indie studio loaded with talent and an unhealthy obsession with beautiful pixel-art. They are based out of China but also have an office in Ottawa, Canada. Their second game, C-Wars, draws inspiration from many game franchises.
From looking at screens of C-Wars you\’d be forgiven for thinking it’s similar to Mega Man Battle Network, but the two are fundamentally different. Battle Network is a turn-based strategy game that allows you to pause the action, but C-Wars is actually a real-time action-strategy game, despite having a tiled battle screen. The game isn\’t so much about controlling one character in battle like in most JRPGs so much as it’s about micromanaging an entire team of soldiers and having them co-operate with one another to complement their skillsets and influence the outcome of battle.
After battle though you will earn rewards to level up your heroes, acquire new skills, and build/buy new weapons. And of course, like any roguelike, you will be exploring this post-apocalyptic world, called Luna base, where you will get to make critical decisions that will affect the fate of the human survivor camps within the zombie outbreak.
The direct inspirations are Super Robot Wars’s animation and art style, Fallout’s post-apocalyptic setting, Dead Space’s nano-machine enhancements, and even Call of Duty’s combat rewards.
If you\’d like to help C-Wars become the best game it could possibly be once it comes to 3DS, consider backing its current Kickstarter campaign, which is helping to propel the initial development of the game.
I found out that Onipunks wants to bring the game to both 3DS and Wii U! They\’re trying to get the dev kits for both Wii U and 3DS and they\’d like to get a hold of them as soon as possible so they can already get started working on both the Wii U and 3DS versions.