Interesting genre mixes with pixel art can’t only be found in 2D side-scrolling strategy title Kingdom: New Lands, but also in Coffee Powered Machine‘s mad action anti-Greek Gods strategy brawler simulation Okhlos.
What sounds like a very strange idea of the Greek population including people and animals tearing down temples and smacking mythological creatures and the Gods themselves, looks even weirder in motion. Even if there’s no God of War Kratos involved and the violence only consists of humorous pixels thrown around, one can’t shake the feeling that there is a bit of influence from the action-adventure saga, although with a completely different tone.
There’s also some frantic Pikmin and Cannon Fodder control-many-pixel-people-as-a-mob-at-the-same-time action thrown in, making it even more difficult to categorize, so that the gameplay feels quite fresh. Despite the pixel graphics having been used to death in other games, this looks like a fun time-waster that hopefully gets the balance of strategic recruiting and fighting right without being too simple or chaotic. By the first looks of it, there are just so many fun details like a reference to 300‘s “Spartaaa” shouting or people speaking in old Greek speech bubbles, which make the experience already stand out from other fighting and strategy titles.
The game is now available on PC with a 10% discount that will last until August 25, 1:59 PM UTC, with the option to buy the Olympus edition that includes a digital art book, history guide, early game prototypes, and soundtrack.
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