Don't Sleep on These Great Indie Real-Time Strategy Games - June 2022 - Odd Nugget

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You should give the new real-time strategy games covered below a go if you're up for a fresh challenge and, presumably, plenty of fun to boot!


Remnants of the Rift


Remnants of the Rift video game Developed by Bromio and published by Bromio

Developed by Bromio and published by Bromio

It was all going so well.

One day the world is experiencing a golden age of technology, the next its forcibly merged with an alternate dimension. It happens.

Now theres a new reality, a world between worlds: The Bast.

Remnants of the Rift is a roguelite tactics game where you can play, pause and plan. You are Morgan, dimension-diving merc, delving deeper and deeper into The Bast at the behest of the factions looking to exploit this new reality.

But youre going to need help to survive in the depths. Help, and a whole lot of skill.

Remnants of the Rift combines the tactics of grid-based strategy with the thrills of an action game. Each level plays out in realtime, but you can pause to assess the battlefield, prep your attacks and plan your next move. Use mods and equipment to enhance your preferred style of play and overcome your foes.

Inspired by the Golden Age of Space and seventies retro-futurism, Remnants of the Rifts cel-shaded art and unique atmosphere, set to an irresistibly catchy soundtrack, means diving into the unknown has never felt so stylish.

Youre not alone on your journey into The Bast. As a mercenary youll deal with close associates and vying factions: everyone wants a piece of this new reality. But going deeper means getting better, and youll have to create unlikely alliances to procure the equipment you need to dive deeper.

Unique tactical battle system combining real-time action and time-freezing strategy.Every dive is different: change your strategies on the fly to counter a dimension in flux.A hyper-stylish retro-future set to a catchy original soundtrack.Discover the secrets of each world and work towards a mysterious final goal.

Remnants of the Rift

Remnants of the Rift video game Developed by Bromio and published by Bromio video screen

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Escape from Sarandungui


Escape from Sarandungui video game by Rhomita

Made by Rhomita

Game made in 24 hours for a game jam.

Defend your rocketuntil it's finished, then escape from Sarandungui.

Left click to select units, right click to attack with the selected units.

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Escape from Sarandungui

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Territory: Animals Genetic Strategy


Territory: Animals Genetic Strategy video game Developed by Simplemole and published by Simplemole

Developed by Simplemole and published by Simplemole

Territory is an isometric 2D real-time single-player strategy about genes and animal species. Animals are behaving the way they would in nature, but you can indirectly control them and mutate them to achieve various goals.

Game Highlights

Evolve: update genes to change behavior of your species

Eat: animals need to eat food to survive, define what food they can eat

Reproduce: increase your population, improve fertility, prolong your life, hide better from predators, too high population leads to diseases

Expand: expand your territories, migrate to new territories to increase your population further

Fight: fight species that stands in your way

Play for more than 40 species and mutate them or define your own species

Play on 3 different biomes with more than 80 different genes

Play 12 maps in 3 different modes - standard, custom, creative

Core Gameplay Mechanics

You are entering the game with one or more species and can add multiple species later on.

You are changing the species genome and that is changing its attributes and behavior.

You are playing on the maps with an existing ecosystem that is producing various sources of food.

You can expand to new territories.

You can invade enemy species.

You can defend your territories.

Species are hostile only when they share the same source of food and have similar size.

You can have various goals like target biomass, biodiversity, or dominance in ecosystem.

Species in the ecosystem can die out or can mutate to new species in time.

Species can be herbivores, omnivores, or carnivores and can have one of four different sizes.

Species lives complete life from being born to death, need food to survive.

Each species has its own territory, its size and shape can be adjusted.

Individual animal can die in a fight, starve to death, can be killed by a predator, die by disease, or die by old age.

You are evaluating your surroundings and the ecosystem to determine your next steps.

Species react indirectly to your commands if certain conditions are met (migrate to new territory only when not being hungry, have certain genes, etc.).

Game Modes

Standard mode where you play on a map with predefined goals and settings.

Custom mode where you can change map settings like initial number of species or genes generation speed.

Creative mode where you play on an empty map without any limitations.

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Territory: Animals Genetic Strategy

Territory: Animals Genetic Strategy video game Developed by Simplemole and published by Simplemole video screen

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三国群英传


三国群英传 video game Developed by Huochairen Interactive Entertainment and published by Huochairen Interactive Entertainment

Developed by Huochairen Interactive Entertainment and published by Huochairen Interactive Entertainment

三国群英传 video game Developed by Huochairen Interactive Entertainment and published by Huochairen Interactive Entertainment video screen

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Tooth and Tail


Tooth and Tail video game by Pocketwatch Games

Made by Pocketwatch Games

Real-Time Strategy Distilled

Lead the revolution with an army of flamethrowing Boars, mustard gas-lobbing Skunks, and paratrooper-puking Owls.Tooth and Tailis a Real-Time-Strategy game featuring Single Player, Online Competitive Play, Split Screen, Replays, and more.

Build a base, lead your army, eat your enemies!

The War for Meat

The Longcoats, the Commonfolk, the KSR, and the Civilized are in the midst of a Civil War over who gets to eat, and who has to be the meat. A darkly humorous tale of riots and revolution is told through an extensive Single Player campaign.

Endless Replayability

With procedurally generated maps and customizable factions, no two conflicts will be the same, forcing players to strategize rather than memorize.

Pick-up-and-Play

With matches lasting from 5-12 minutes, controls designed specifically for the gamepad, and split-screen couch play, Tooth and Tail is a popcorn RTS for veterans and newcomers alike.

Tooth and Tail

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Stream Battle Simulator


Stream Battle Simulator video game Developed by Lance Games and published by Lance Games

Developed by Lance Games and published by Lance Games

The game that lets streamers battle their chatsBut you can also play singleplayer campaigns!Try to defeat your opponent by using the superiority of soldiers from different units!Features:FormationsLots of unitsTwitch chat integration3rd person controlsBattle view with Free CameraSandbox modeTime modeScore Attack mode

Stream Battle Simulator

Stream Battle Simulator video game Developed by Lance Games and published by Lance Games video screen

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Dicey Towers


Dicey Towers video game Developed by Vintendi and published by Vintendi

Developed by Vintendi and published by Vintendi

Defend your kingdom

Dicey Towers is a strategy tower defense game that requires you to manage your defenses so that you can defeat countless waves of enemies. Towers can be managed, upgraded, and combined to create synergies and builds that best suit any play style.

Towers

15 towers with more planned!

Enemies

11 unique enemies, including 3 difficult bosses

Please give us feedback while we continue to develop this game!

Dicey Towers

Dicey Towers video game Developed by Vintendi and published by Vintendi video screen

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Lord Mayor


Lord Mayor video game by Bottlenose Bits

Made by Bottlenose Bits

Lord Mayor is a real-time strategy game with a vintage aesthetic that plays like a cross between a puzzler and a city builder. You play a newly minted Gentleman who is challenged to build cities that meet the demands of His Majesty the King. You are given a limited amount of time and resources, and must place buildings carefully to optimize their yield and promote various qualities on which the city is judged.

Each level is a new city that must be built from scratch, and each presents varying terrain and victory conditions. As you conquer each level you are promoted through the ranks toward the ultimate title of Lord Mayor.

Features

Fifteen unique, procedurally generated levels.

Twenty nine different building types and nine different terrain types.

Manage imports and exports to maximize the city's chances of success.

Victorian era user interface provides a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Features a soundtrack containing Classical works released under Creative Commons.

Lord Mayor

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