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Friday, July 15, 2011
Gratuitous Tank Battles Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted a new preview of the recently announced Gratuitous Tank Battles, an upcoming new real time strategy/tower defene hybrid. The game will feature online elements, customizable units, and a built-in map editor for custom creations.

Gratuitous Tank Battles is a far more substantial offering than its predecessor. There’s a campaign mode right out of the gate, for one thing, but Cliffski is also talking producing a menu of game modes: “I want all the game modes I can think of,” he tells me, and that sounds like a lot of game modes. His references for this new game are diverse: the history of 20th century warfare on the one hand, and PopCap’s Plants Vs Zombies on the other. “I suppose what I really want is Blackadder Goes Forth with lasers,” he explains. What he is referencing, of course, is the final season of the classic British comedy in which ignoble servant of nobles, Edmund Blackadder, is doomed to serve in the trenches of World War I. In Cliff’s Gratuitous Tank Battles universe this war has never really ended, and now – in 2114 – two hundred years of war have resulted in trench warfare which is just as likely to see the deployment of hapless men with rifles and gasmasks as it is great stomping robots. Gratuitous Tank Battles is the whole of modern warfare and its sci-fi future. Tanks of all shapes and sizes are pitted against vast, mechanized defences: WWI style meatgrinders of the future through which your army must pass.
Gratuitous Tank Battles is scheduled for release during the Christmas season. Follow the links below to read more.

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