If you're a Powerman 5000 fan or just dig robots with clockwork parts, Diesel Tactics seems like a game to throw onto your Watch List. At the top-level, it's an asynchronous turn-based strategy game that tasks you with banging diverse groups of unit types into each other until someone wins. Basically it's Hero Academy, except with a steampunk-y twist. The art for this in particular is radical, distorting World War I and World War II imagery through its stylistic lens as it does.

Here's a few shots, actually, if you haven't been following the game's thread on our message board. There's a lot more available on the game's web site:

Interestingly, Diesel Tactics will be incorporating a mission system into battle. These missions will "determine the victory conditions of a game," which makes us think that T-Go Co Games is maybe eschewing the traditional "kill everything" objective as the only route to a win in favor of stuff that, maybe, requires a bit more finesse. We're eager to hear some more about this.

Diesel Tactics doesn't have a firm release date, but it is slated to hit Android as well as iOS. Follow in it the TouchArcade app [Free], if you'd like.

  • Zdgames

    Looks cool

  • http://twitter.com/TGoCoGames T-Go Co Games

    Thanks so much for the writeup, Brad!

    There'll be lots more info coming out about the game mechanics and gameplay (including missions) in the near future.

    We should also have some gameplay videos ready in a month or so.

    Thanks again!

  • Josh Dombro

    Looks great. Can't wait to see more. Thanks for the heads up, Brad.

  • bigballer

    Definitely putting this one on my watch list

  • Erik Wilgenhof

    Dieselpunk and steampunk are two different genres. This looks like a dieselpunk game to me.

    • http://twitter.com/TGoCoGames T-Go Co Games

      It is dieselpunk, that's actually why it's called Diesel Tactics! I just describe it as steampunk because it definitely has some steampunk style to it, but mostly because more people know what that means.