Digital Gameworks’ new title covers one of the lesser known bloodbaths of WW2’s Pacific campaign27 Dec 2019 0
I’ve been wondering what Digital Gameworks’ has been up to this year. This small indie outfit creates some interesting titles, if sometimes a little rough, but the company’s willingness to cover more obscure and niche conflicts means I always like giving them the time of day where we can.
While they released an experimental game back in August, it’s been almost a year since their last war game, which was Murphy's Heroes: The Hurtgen Forest. This past week they’ve released another tactical war game, Peleliu: The Devil’s Island.
It combines some very impressive 3D environments with the ‘classic counter’ aesthetic you saw in ZuluDawn!, and covers the Battle of Peleliu in late 1944. It was a battle that was supposed to last a week, but ended up lasting a whole two months resulting in over 20,000 casualties between the two sides, fighting over an island that’s not even as big as LAX Airport.
This is a tactical turn-based game at what looks like Company-level, featuring seven historical scenarios. Enemy defences are randomly generated each time you play a scenario to add to the replayability, as well as AI assisted commands and a variety of usable weapons and gear (even tanks).
You can find out more about the game on the official page (along with a video we can’t seem to embed here), and it costs $14.95 for a digital download. We’ll try and get a review of this one going in the new year.