Zachtronics, behind the Opus Magnum, SpaceChem and Exapunks puzzles, has announced a new game – Möbius Front ’83. Turn-based tactics, telling about the confrontation between the United States of the 1980s and the United States from an alternative reality, will be released next week.
In Möbius Front ’83, users will engage in turn-based battles using advanced military technology from the early 1980s. They will have at their disposal “powerful tanks, fast helicopters, long-range artillery and tough infantry “… The developers promise to add mini-games in the spirit of their past projects – programming puzzles and a new kind of solitaire. In addition, gamers will be able to read the real American military guides that inspired the team to create the game.
The mysterious Americans from the alternate universe and the purpose of their attack will be told in a single-player campaign with fully voiced cutscenes. Its passage will take from 15 to 40 hours, depending on how much attention the player pays to secondary tasks.
Möbius Front ’83 will run even on slower computers. The recommended system requirements are based on a 2 GHz processor and 4 GB of RAM. The game will take up 2 GB of hard disk space.
The release will take place on November 5, 2020 on Steam. Möbius Front ’83 will only be available on English language.
Zachtronics was founded in 2000 by programmer Zach Barth. Initially, the developer released free browser games. One of them is the Infiniminer sandbox building, which later inspired Markus Persson to create Minecraft. The studio’s first commercial project was the chemical synthesis puzzle SpaceChem. In 2015, Bart joined Valve, where he worked on SteamVR for ten months.
Later, the developer sold the studio to Alliance Media Holdings with the condition of retaining his leadership position. Since then, Zachtronics has released several more games, including Opus Magnum (2017) and Exapunks (2018). In the first, the user acts as an alchemist, creating the desired products using the machines he has assembled. The puzzle won the Best Design award and was nominated for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival. The second game offers the role of a hacker performing programming tasks to slow the spread of the infection that turns people into computer components.
Many Zachtronics games, including SpaceChem, Infinifactory, TIS-100, SHENZHEN I / O, Opus Magnum, and Exapunks, have received “overwhelmingly positive” reviews on Steam.
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