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Tier 2 Games focuses on making really good strategy games: Artifact Red-X - a hybrid strategy game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - May 1, 2013 - Los Angeles based game developer Tier2games announced a new hybrid real time empire-style builder with turn based squad tactical combat for the PC.

Artifiact: Red-X is named after the rare element that drives the ongoing lust for planetary conquest.

"The vision of ARTIFACT: RED-X is to create a hybrid real time empire-style builder with turn based squad tactical combat where items, armor and pick-up bonuses influence individual squad members' performance . The role of the player is that of the invading enemy, where they must conquer an alien planet that they have selected themselves." says Ashley Hodgetts, the concept's creator.

The real time main gaming view of ARTIFACT: RED-X will use an adaption of the traditional tabletop-style board game mechanics.? Each tile will have resources and terrain attributes which will help or hinder the player's progression.? When the player launches mission, players will operate them on an isometric battlescape.?

These missions will be turn-based. Advancements in the game will come in the form of: capturing and exploiting territories, researching, achieving mission objectives.

"We started to develop the idea after we asked ourselves 'what's a good strategy game?' and all we could come up with were games that were twenty-plus years old." Ashley continues "...so we set out to come up with a truly hard-core strategy game that uses traditional gaming techniques to capture the essence of areal strategy game."

Game Feature Highlights

Play as the leader of one of the 10 greatest colony factions as you wage planetary conquest from space, land, sea and air. Your faction's core religious and social beliefs will influence how you conduct diplomacy, espionage, research, manage your bases and people in your quest for glory, honor and wealth.

Hand-pick the alien planet to invade, establish a base of operations, operate reconnaissance mission over alien territories, abduct aliens for research, launch terror campaigns on alien cities to destabilize local governments then infiltrate them to turn on their own people.?

Locate and secure rare and valuable resources, build mining outposts to extract, process and transport? the precious cargo back to base. Watch out for local anti-human agencies who will attempt to take down your supply ships and raid your resource hubs.?

Play at your own pace. Jump straight into playing and receive guidance and advice on how to best play the game. They also provide insight for decisions first-time players make. Play in real time or change the speed of the game to suit your gaming style.

Individually recruit and customize each soldier, weapon, item and armor pieces to create a truly personalized gaming experience.? Hand pick each solider for your squads based on their individual skills and abilities in an RPG-style attribute system. Customize each soldiers' load out, training and select who gets promoted. Upgrade weapons, items and armor based on each soldier's performance traits to enhance their effectiveness.

Research and manufacture new technologies. Power them with the rare element "Red-X" and become an unstoppable force. Watch out as element "Red-X" releases exotic radiation which causes Freeform evolution to occur. Squad units evolve&physically mutate, unlocking new abilities, technologies and more!

Turn based Ground squad combat with up to 36 ground units on battlefield. Using an isometric graphics style that makes it easy to identify and play.

Challenge your friends to single turn-based tactical games or stay in it for the long haul and compete for dominance of the planet as either human or alien species.

About the team

After creating many games for a variety of clients, a small group of developers have come together to makes some fun games. We are dedicated gamers who just happen to have the skills and experience to make games. Our programmer has over 20 years of games and IT development. The motley collection of artists, game designers, audio junkies have been hovering around the video games and arcade games scene for decades.

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