Rubicon Developments has announced a follow-up to last year's lighthearted but challenging turn-based strategy title Great Little War Game [$1.99 / Free], and are aptly calling it Great Big War Game. That’s because everything in this sequel is bigger and better while still retaining the deceptively deep hex-based gameplay of the first title.

We loved the first Great Little War Game in our review, and it was well supported with new content and features following release. The sequel will expand on the original with lots of new things, like a 50 level single-player campaign and asynchronous online multiplayer. Check out this recent trailer for Great Big War Game and note just how much nicer the visuals have gotten too.

Yesterday Rubicon announced that Great Big War Game is set to launch next week on July 18th for $2.99. It’s also hitting multiple platforms, like PC, Mac, and Android. The online multiplayer will be cross platform amongst them all, and feature a whopping 70 different multiplayer maps. I’m anxious to check out Great Big War Game when it launches next week, and don’t forget stop by the forum thread to chat about the game prior to release.

  • Jensen_G

    I tried Great Little War Game and was turned off by the lack of personality and boring graphics, so will probably give this one a skip. On the other hand, I am enjoying Outwitters tremendously!

  • http://twitter.com/DotComCTO DotComCTO

    I really enjoyed Great Little War Game, so this will be an instabuy for me - especially with cross-platform async multiplayer!

  • Flare_TM

    Totally digging the multiplayer, love async games like Hero Academy, shame there isnt many good ones about, so looking forward to this

  • odi0n

    Which is better though?
    Hero Academy or Outwitters?

    • jibbyjackjoe

      I really like hero academy. The devs seem to have a good handle on the direction of the game. It's the right mix of random and strategy for me.

    • anthonyafterwit

      Different enough to warrant both. 

  • anthonyafterwit

    I tried to get into the first one - I normally like this kind of game, but it always felt kinda meh. The trailer looks like more of the same with some new unit types.

    • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

      We have reused the unit graphics and terrain, although added to both, to provide some consistency with the original game. However this new version has had around 30 man months of new work put into it - it's a bit more than "some new units"

      A lot of the new work has been at the request of original customers, so I hope this game now ticks all the boxes.

  • Shooks

    Please, please, please let it have a level editor. In my opinion, Great Little War Game would have been tons better had it possessed some sort of level editor. I'm hoping this release does. However, the asynchronous multiplayer makes me think it won't. >.<

    • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

       We're trying to work out how to do a level editor nicely. It takes too long to generate the levels on your device, so there's then an issue of how to get maps made on PC onto devices without hassle for the user.

  • regkilla

    Better than the 1st

  • http://www.facebook.com/amy.pritchard.1023 Amy Pritchard

    Looking forward to this love the first game, got the expansion packs too.  Just wish I had a better phone to enjoy the graphics, roll on iphone 5!