Ironward’s first game, The Red Solstice released in 2015 and was a tactical, co-op survival game like the Night of the Dead mod for StarCraft 2. The follow-up, Solstice Chronicles: MIA strays from that, and is a twin-stick shooter that maintains its tactical edge from The Red Solstice. Solstice Chronicles: MIA is unfortunately a game that seems incomplete. While the graphics are impressive and the controls feel good, the story is written in way that doesn’t maintain immersion or cohesion, and the content of the gameplay feels hollow and lifeless, much like the “Red Planet” 140 million miles away from us.
The Red Solstice, the 8-player, tactical co-op survival game on Mars that is developed by Croatian devs Ironward and published by Nkidu Games, has just received its first big content update in the form of version 1.78. It follows a string of updates since the game’s Early Access launch on July 10, which have improved stability, added private game lobbies and fixed a bunch of little issues that players have uncovered.
Due to some sort of mishap when the game hit Steam, The Red Solstice entered Steam Early Access with a fantastic deal, the ability to purchase a two-pack of the game at the cost of only one copy. After today, this “deal” will expire.