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Frozen Synapse

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Matrix Games
Developer: Mode 7 Games
Release Date: May 26, 2011

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'Frozen Synapse' Picked Up By Matrix Games - New Screens

by Rainier on May 23, 2011 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT

Frozen Synapse is a top-down simultaneous-turn-based tactical game set in the near-future, that focuses on knife-edge tactical decisions: matches between opposing squads are quick, intense battles of wits rather than slow-burn strategic epics.

Gameplay in Frozen Synapse focuses on knife-edge tactical decisions: matches between opposing squads are quick, intense battles of wits rather than slow-burn strategic epics. The emphasis is on tactical competence rather than memorising unit trees or hoarding resources. We're calling it"bite-sized hardcore strategy" because we think that sounds fantastic.

You've patched into the enemy's security system: now prepare to make your plan. Frozen Synapse is a simultaneous turn-based game set in the near-future. Both multi-player and single-player game modes will be available, with the emphasis on instant tactical gratification and outwitting your opponent. An atmospheric top-down view of your squad will enable you to craft the perfect strategy and then watch with unfettered glee as your small men wreak unspeakable trauma upon other small men once you hit the "execute" button.


Key Features:

  • The ultimate tactical game on PC and Mac – classic squad-based strategy with a modern interface
  • 5 challenging multiplayer modes including the innovative bidding-based "Secure” and "Hostage Rescue"
  • 55-mission single player campaign with dynamic dialogue and intriguing near-future narrative
  • Escort VIP's, rescue hostages, infiltrate enemy installations, negotiate laser tripwires and partake in all manner of other tactical activities!
  • All-powerful Skirmish Generator
  • Integrated IRC chat as well as various community features
  • Random generation combined with hand-crafted content means that levels and maps are different every time
  • Critically-acclaimed electronica soundtrack by musician nervous_testpilot
  • Facebook, Twitter and YouTube integration
  • 15 Steam Achievements, including one for beating Mode 7's Level Designer Robin in a match
To get 30% off the pre-order, all human beings have to do is use the code STANCHER during the order process.
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