Coming to Steam on May 1 is the minimalist lane-based strategy game Tower in the Sky: Tactical Edition from Three Brothers Games.
The game takes place after an apocalypse leads to the collapse of civilization as we know it and the rich and powerful flee to an orbiting space station. To maintain life support, these so-called “Ancients” send a single spaceship down to Earth every thousand years to gather resources required for their survival. The issue here is that you’re one of the people who was left behind and the arrival of the spaceship has plunged the Kingdom of Tyrune into utter chaos. It's up to the player to unravel the mystery behind the Tower in the Sky and stop the Ancients from pillaging the homeworld.
Players build a squad from a dozen different playable heroes and place their champions across four different combat lanes. Each lane is filled with invading enemies of seemingly all types. Three Brothers Games says that all champions have unique stats and abilities and they can be equipped with a variety of weapons, items, and collectible T-shirts. Killing enemies gives the champions crystals that can be used to buy upgrades from a Skill Tree, thus making them even more effective in combat.
The developers are promising roughly ten hours of gameplay in Tower in the Sky: Tactical Edition as well as a more challenging "New Game +" mode for those who beat it.
Tower in the Sky: Tactics Edition is launching on Steam (Windows only) on Monday, May 1.