New release: Mecha Ace
Today in Choice of Games titles that I neglected to post about, we have Mecha Ace. Written by Paul Wang, Mecha Ace is a 230,000-word choose-your-own-adventure / RPG hybrid set in the midst of an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies.
Step into the cockpit of a giant robot in an interstellar civil war! Customize your mecha to duel against enemy pilots with “monosaber” plasma swords. Find glory, disgrace, and even love.
Who will you be, pilot? Hero, villain, or renegade? Will you lead a unit of elite pilots to victory? Defeat your enemies with skill, cunning, determination, or heavy firepower? Fight for glory, for power, or for an enduring peace?
The game tracks your piloting skill, perception, willpower and presence; your total kills; your reputation; and your balance between warrior and diplomat on one hand, and between deliberation and passion on the other.
There is a short demo playable for free on the game’s page. You can pick up the full version of Mecha Ace for $3.99 for iOS and for Android; it is also available for Windows Mac and Linux via the Chrome Store.