Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Krafton
Developer: Unknown Worlds

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'Moonbreaker' Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2022 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT

Moonbreaker is a turn-based, tabletop tactics game designed to be a true digital miniatures experience set in an expansive sci-fi universe.

Through accessible turn-based competitive gameplay, ongoing content releases, and deep customization, Moonbreaker will offer a variety of gameplay experiences, especially for fans of tabletop and collectible card games. Players will be able to lead their Rosters - which are made up of Captains, Crew and Assists - in fast-paced, turn-based encounters with a variety of gameplay possibilities.

Moonbreaker is set in an original sci-fi world crafted by renowned author Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series, Stormlight Archive, Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time). Players will battle in various locations across the Reaches – a tiny solar system with moons held in orbit by a scarce resource called Cinder. Players will also be able to learn more about the world of Moonbreaker and its characters through upcoming audio dramas that will release closer to its Early Access launch.

Every aspect of Moonbreaker is designed to capture the feel of a physical miniatures game without the real-world limitations. With detailed, intuitive and constantly evolving painting tools, players can take their Unit customization to the next level. Custom palettes, beautiful finishes, customizable roster banners and professional digital painting tools create the perfect space for player expression. Players can paint their Units using traditional painting techniques (but with an undo button!) or marvel at beautiful paint jobs created by professional miniatures painters.

Unknown Worlds (Subnautica series) and Krafton announced that Moonbreaker is avaialble for PC and Mac via Steam Early Access.

Moonbreaker’s Early Access launch is just the beginning,” said Charlie Cleveland, Co-Founder and Game Director at Unknown Worlds. “Given Unknown World’s history of iterating on our games while they’re in Early Access, we are committed to working closely with KRAFTON and Moonbreaker’s community to build the game into something truly special and long-lasting. We look at today’s Early Access launch as the first in many chapters and we can’t wait for our community to see what we have in store for this game in the coming months.” 

Moonbreaker currently includes a multiplayer mode, where you can play 1v1 online against friends in private matches or other players in public matches. It has two single-player modes – Play versus AI and Cargo Run. Unit painting and a selection of other cosmetic features are also available. There is player progression through Unit Mastery with in-game rewards. The store is functional with the ability to earn Blanks or purchase Pulsars, which are redeemable for Boosters. Finally, we have Season Tracks, which present new content to unlock and enjoy seasonally.

With Moonbreaker’s Early Access launch comes the start of its first season, which includes a Season Track. By playing the game and progressing through the Season Track, players will earn a variety of cosmetic items including Unit Paint Jobs, Paint Palettes, Decals, Roster Banner Shapes and the exclusive Death Bot Skin for Extilior, one of the three Captains available at Early Access launch. The inaugural Season Track, which will run for approximately four months, is available to all players at no additional cost. 

Moonbreaker currently includes three Captains, 10 Crew unlocked through tutorial/intro challenges, 15 Booster Boxes, and an Early Access Player Badge.

At Early Access launch, there will be an additional 28 Crew, which can be unlocked by redeeming Blanks or Pulsars for Boosters.

With each Season release, we will release more features, Units, maps, cosmetics, and more. Some of these will be unlockable, some of these will be immediately playable. What exactly will we release? We have a general idea but this is Early Access, so the most important part is making the game available and hearing your thoughts. We want to make sure we are releasing content that you’re excited about.

Players can also experience the world Brandon Sanderson created through “Moonbreaker: Tales From the Reaches,” a special podcast series written by New York Times best-selling author Dan Wells. Players can now listen to the first episode, “Extilior’s Story,” in-game or on digital podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeart Media, Amazon Podcasts and Stitcher. These Audio Dramas will transport listeners to various locations across the Reaches – a tiny solar system with moons held in orbit by a scarce resource called Cinder – as they learn more about the game’s key characters and world. Moonbreaker’s Audio Dramas will feature many twists and turns as they tell an engaging long-form story that will unfold over many years. A total of three Audio Dramas will be released throughout Moonbreakerr’s inaugural season with additional Audio Dramas planned for each subsequent season.  

Finally, players can commemorate Moonbreaker’s Early Access launch with exclusive access to a special ‘Gloomside’ Crankbait Paint Job via the Moonbreaker Premiere Program. Those who register their KRAFTON IDs by Oct. 31 will secure access to the exclusive Paint Scheme when it becomes available in the near future.

Moonbreaker is in development for PC (Steam), scheduled for launch in 2023/2024.

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