New release: Halfway

Folks: Halfway has now gone all the way–which is to say, the 2D tactical RPG is now out!

Halfway is set several hundred years in the future, and has a decidedly Alien / System Shock 2 thing going on:

In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader you will guide them through the dark and cramped corridors of the ship to slowly take back the control.

If you have any hope of surviving, you’ll have to fight, face your fears and outsmart the enemy!

Halfway uses a turn-based, cover-based combat system reminiscent of what we saw in the Firaxis’s 2012 XCOM remake. Characters are each unique and skill-based; progression occurs via packs and special suits that improve your characters’ abilities.

Here’s the trailer:

The devs state that Halfway will eventually be given mod support and a campaign editor, though that isn’t out just yet. (Word is that it will be released “soon.”)

Halfway is available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam; it costs $12.99, with a 10% release discount. (The game will be available on the Humble Store as well later today.)

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  • jackal27 says:

    Oh man, this looks amazing! Great art and music as well! Definitely going on my Steam wishlist.

  • […] All in all, I’d recommend Halfway to anyone looking for a lo-fi, XCOM-style experience. The game’s mechanics are solid, and its graphics and atmosphere are certainly worth experiencing even if they do end up wasted on a generic story. Halfway is available $12.99, which seems to me a quite reasonable asking price. More info on how to pick it up here. […]


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