Frozen Endzone, the simultaneous-turn-based robot sport from the future launched on Steam today, through Early Access.
The strategy game from the makers of Frozen Synapse has been in beta since early December, and the move to Early Access brings with it a big update including a new game mode, editors and a commentary system.
- Players can now have stats: strength, resilience, “burst” (a small burst of acceleration when getting the ball), evade, intercept radius, block radius
- “Handball” (now called “Full Match”) game mode enters beta. This has been totally revamped to accommodate stats and is now the main game mode. Lots of turnovers, interceptions, end-to-end action, and new points zones make this really exciting and strategic.
- Team Editor allows you to name your players and set their stats; upload your team to the server and use it in multiplayer or skirmish with it offline
- Completely revamped, much more intelligent AI and a selection of new AI skirmishes
- Easy-to-use tile-based Pitch Editor (alpha)
- Custom Game Mode creator (alpha)
- Commentary system (alpha): commentary makes use of player names; in single player, the AI calculations are also used to allow the commentators to analyse your play-style; in multiplayer, the commentators will discuss your previous history with your opponent
- Some brand new animations and some big improvements to camera code
- There is now in-game audio to go with the music
You can pick the basic version up now for £18.99/$24.99. The priciest version is the Ultimate Tier which contains the soundtrack, an in-game helmet, gloves and shoulder pads, new animations, behind-the-scenes stuff, a Frozen Synapse team and the Frozen Synapse complete pack. That’ll set you back £75.99/$99.99.