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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Fall Damage
Release Date: 2019

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'Batalj' Officially Announced, Accepting Beta Sign-ups - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2018 @ 12:14 p.m. PST

Batalj is a fierce online turn-based action strategy game where you face other players in one vs one battles with your own custom-built squad.

Skill and smart plays decides who comes out victorious. With several unique mechanics and an action packed art style, Batalj is a fresh addition to the strategic turn based genre. The title means "Combat" in Swedish, a nod to the Fall Damage founders' background in AAA First Person Shooters. With three factions, multiple heroes and units you can try out different combinations, discover synergies and explore strategies that fits your playstyle. Your custom-made squad consists of unique units with a wide range of versatile abilities that can change the tide of battle.

Batalj has a completely new take on simultaneous turns and brings new mechanics to the genre. Each round consists of a planning phase and an action phase where you schedule your squad’s actions and watch them execute your orders. Your ability to strategize, and outsmart your opponent will be crucial. Batalj will challenge you with its depth and fast gameplay.

“With Batalj we wanted to take a whole new approach to the genre.” says Markus Nyström, Creative Director at Fall Damage. “We focused on making it as accessible as possible without sacrificing depth. The players will realize that they have endless options to mix and match units in their squad, trying out different lineups will be both exciting and challenging.".

If you are visiting Dreamhack Winter in Jönköping, then you are in luck. All LAN visitors will get a Beta key that is active throughout all hours of Dreamhack Winter. There will also be a limited number of Beta keys available in the CORSAIR booth where you also can try out Batalj.

"This Beta will be extremely useful for us when it comes to balancing and getting feedback on the game" says Anders Gyllenberg, CEO at Fall Damage "We want the community and the player base to have an active role in how Batalj will shape itself going forward".

Batalj is in Closed Beta for PC, but we welcome new players; go to the official website and sign up.

Key Features

  • BUILD YOUR OWN SQUAD - Base your squads on one of the three factions in Batalj; Rusters, Re-Linked or Splicers. Choose one of the nine different heroes. Each one with their own strengths and weaknesses. Mix and match between the 54 distinctly different units to create the perfect squad.
  • SIMULTANEOUS TURNS - Batalj offers a unique take on simultaneous turns where your skill in finding the best plays is key. Lock in your actions, then watch how your strategy plays out. Will it be you or your opponent who is the strategic mastermind, who outsmarted and outplayed the other.
  • FAST PACED STRATEGY - Thanks to the simultaneous turn system you will have minimum downtime with almost no waiting time between turns.
  • HEAD TO HEAD - Play against an online opponent or matchmake against one of your Steam friends.

Batalj is in development for PC, scheduled for 2019.

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