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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Dusk Wave Arts

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'Delphyq' Available On Steam Early Access

by Rainier on Oct. 19, 2021 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT

Delphyq is a real-time strategy and tactics game that puts you in the seat of a Mastermind, requiring you to analyze the overall situation, evaluate your options and available missions, plan your squadron's assault and execute your decisive plan.

In a dystopian sci-fi world, your goal is to end the tyrannical corporate armistice known as the Balance. As the Mastermind of an elite group of combatants known as Operators, you make key strategical decisions based on the intel you collected to plan your unit's every move. Your choices will determine the outcome of the encounters your soldiers will face.  

Every move, every decision, every action and reaction you make will influence and decide the outcome of each encounter you will face along the way. The game’s Overworld and Mission Planning system allows you to control a myriad of elements prior to executing a mission. By trading precious credits for information via the Intel System, you can have a better overview of missions prior to launch.

Delphyq is not a turn-based game; despite it having a pause mechanic, combat is still handled in real-time. The game’s waypoints, look direction and dynamic cover systems open doors for intense, strategic and memorable encounters. Advanced functions such as GoCodes and Operative skills provide access to deeper tactical maneuvers to deal with the game’s extremely intelligent utility-based AI enemies. 

But make no mistake, you can't rest on your laurels after a successful mission in Delphyq. The enemy AI learns from your tactics to better counter you in the next one.

Delphyq is now available through Steam Early Access for $14.99/14.99€, where players will be able to enjoy all the features presented as well as 3 tactical maps to master.

Four additional new maps will be added during the EA, as well as possible features to improve the gamers' experience with Delphyq.

Each AI unit functions in conjunction with its environment; depending on the situation, it will also try to coordinate with other AI in the field, and will attempt to flank the Operatives and/or engage them through the use of cover.

The game’s Permadeath feature reinforces mastery, putting more weight in every decision made throughout the course of the game. Mastery of the game’s systems is an essential element in fulfilling the mastermind role.

Key Features:

  • REAL TACTICS IN REAL TIME: The Waypoint System allows players to perform real-life military maneuvers like Slice the Pie, Flanking, and more.
  • BE THE MASTERMIND: The Planning Interface allows you to plan your approach, plot out your team’s path, and utilize intel brokers to provide you with a better perspective of your target mission.
  • POWERFUL AI: Take on intelligent, utility-based AI enemies that learn from your tactics and adapt to make your mission more difficult to accomplish.
  • WE DON’T PLAY WITH DICE: Everything in Delphyq happens purely based on strategy, not a random number generator.
  • OPERATIVES: 7 different types of Operatives are available (Infiltrator, Heavy, Tech, 2 Close Quarters Specialists, Sniper and Medic).
  • ABILITIES: Each Operative can have up to 5 special and unique abilities.
  • TAKE COVER: The Dynamic Cover System guarantees available cover wherever units may be.
  • INTEL: You can obtain helpful information by completing different types of objectives (primary, secondary, and loot) during a mission or by purchasing them.
  • NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS: Follow the story of the Operatives as they commit to taking down a corrupt corporate armistice known as the Balance.
  • MAPS: EA grants you access to 3 challenging maps. 4 other maps will be added during the EA.

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