From Press Release:
Michigan, August 10th, 2023 – In partnership with Yogscast Games, developers Table 9 Studio are proud to announce that their roguelike autobattler, Tales & Tactics, has moved into Early Access. With over 53k wishlists and 24k demo downloads since Steam Next Fest in June, Early Access brings the feature complete experience to players, adding the full campaign, character roster and other key mechanics into the game.
As the developers of the massively popular Slay the Spire mod: Downfall, Table 9 Studio have now put all their experience together to create Tales & Tactics: a mechanically deep and rewarding roguelike autobattler. In this single player, story driven experience, your objective is to rise up through the Grand Tournament, facing whatever ghouls or goblins come your way. Only with strategic prowess will you hope to face up against the Tournament Champions!
With Tales & Tactics, choice is the name of the game, and this is most apparent in its unique ‘complexity at your own pace’ unlock system. From the very start of the game, you can customize your experience, turning on and off features until you’re acquainted with your current level of difficulty. For example, one game mechanic, ‘Traits’, provides the player with benefits when they have multiple units of the same type (all reptiles for example). If players want, they can switch this off, so as to observe and learn the core game without having to track an additional layer of strategy.
As you progress further through the game, you’ll pick up ‘Mastery’ – a currency that you can spend on unlocking even more modifiers and features. These include adding bonuses you receive at the start of your run, new areas to explore, new ways to spend your currencies, new room types to encounter, and much more. Though this is a game with a high skill ceiling, Table 9 Studio have put the work in to ensure that anyone can become a pro in their own time
If you’d like to take a further look at the game, you can get it on Early Access on Steam!