Old release: Hoplite

Word reaches me of a hex-based mobile strategy roguelike called Hoplite.

Created and released by Magma Fortress (a.k.a. Douglas Cowley) in December 2013, with graphics by ShroomArts, Hoplite is described as

a turn-based strategy game focusing on tactical movement around small maps.
The game features roguelike gameplay elements such as procedural generation and permadeath while avoiding the traditional roguelike “bump-to-attack” combat in favour of movement based attacks.

I can’t seem to find a narrative premise anywhere, but there is a trailer:

More than anything, this game looks to me like a less-polished version of Auro: The Golden Prince. Cowley writes that he created the first version of the game in a mere 7 days for the 7-Day Roguelike Challenge, but he’s been regularly updating and supporting it since then, with the most recent update having arrived in September of this year.

Hoplite is available for iOS and Android for $1.99.

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