Turn-based strategy is arguably not the most watchable genre out there, but Italian indies Bad Seed may convince a few doubters with Insidia. That’s their free-to-play strategy game which has just launched on Steam with the full support of FACEIT, a leading esports platform.
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In Insidia, two teams of four champions have a scrap in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Champions have passive abilities as well as active ones that can combo with one another, so you’ll need to keep these synergies in mind when picking your team. Battlefield objectives mean there’s more going on than a straight-up deathmatch.
Turns unfold simultaneously at intervals of 20 seconds, meaning the action is postiviely hectic by the standards of turn-based strategy. This is probably what caught FACEIT’s eye - in an unprecedented show of support for an indie TBS, Insidia has a portal on their platform through which you can chat with other players, or compete with them for both prestige and prizes.
“There aren’t many strategy games like Insidia out there,” says Bad Seed CEO Jacopo Musso. “We managed to marry tactical depth and fast-paced battles to provide our players a quick and thrilling experience.”
Insidia is free-to-play on Steam here.