Four years after its funded Kickstarter, Lunarch Studios has announced that it will release its hybrid strategy game Prismata on Steam Early Access on March 8 for PC. The game will mix sci-fi strategy and tabletop games together in order for players to dominate their opponent’s army.
Prismata is a sci-fi-themed turn-based strategy game that blends elements of RTS, card games, and tabletop strategy games. To win, players must build up an economy, develop technologies, and hone the perfect strategy in order to create an unstoppable army.
Eight years in development, Prismata was designed by a team of poker players and mathematics researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who had grown frustrated with the inaccessibility of RTS games and randomness of card games.
Prismata successfully met its 2014 Kickstarter goal of $140 000 after a Reddit post by the developer became one of the most upvoted submissions of all time.
Thanks in part to a strong endorsement by professional poker player Mike “Timex” McDonald, Prismata went on to develop a community of thousands of online players who became entranced by its easy-to-play, yet difficult-to-master mechanics.
Now set for an Early Access release on Steam, the game launches alongside a playable story-driven campaign, with five chapters to be released monthly during the Early Access period.
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