What type of game is it?
Turn Based Strategy
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
It’s insects vs forest creatures as they battle for control over a variety of maps in several campaigns and challenge modes.
What do we like most about it?
I really like the fact that you pick your army make up before deployment, like TBT war titles, as well as the game having each creature specialised within a role – meaning that on whichever campaign you play second you’ll be fully aware of the enemy capabilities as they encroach on you.
It’s extremely clear that the developer is a fan of hex based war games, and has attempted to make the -notoriously tough to approach- game type a lot more accessible with brighter maps and more humble units.
Although I must confess, one of the main reasons it worked it’s way onto my list of games to cover was due to the immediate connotations of Animals of Farthingwood; a tv show that haunted my childhood, and was essentially woodland creatures meets The Walking Dead. Goodness.
When’s it due?
Timber Tales is due out in the fourth quarter of this year for PC, Mac & Linux.