developer: Code Heretic
publisher: Black Tower Entertainment
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Against the Moon is a genre hybrid whose developers were guided by the idea of creating a game containing all the features that players like. As a result, we have received game from the verge of strategy games, roguelikes and card games. The game was developed by an independent studio Code Heretic and published by Black Tower.
Against the Moon takes us on a journey to the post-apocalyptic universe in which humanity is on the verge of collapse. The monsters it created, known as Furos, took control of almost the entire planet; those who managed to survive took refuge in the city of Arx, located in an ancient citadel. Their last hope is Ultori - superhuman heroes who are the only ones who have the chance to face the hordes of the beasts and free the world from their reign.
In Against the Moon, the game is played out on a map divided into sectors that we have to take over in order to get the resources needed to increase the combat capacity of Arx. It is not difficult to guess that we are being prevented from gradually regaining control of the world by adversaries, and the fight against them is a core element of the game.
Skirmishes, during which the action is observed from the side, take place in turn-based mode, in arenas covered with a grid of square fields. We lead a team of three heroes, each with unique combat skills, a dedicated arsenal and a separate set of units that can be assigned to the battlefield. As we make progress, we unlock more Ultori and get cards that give us access not only to increasingly powerful skills but also to new recruits. In addition, each of them can be improved in one of two ways, which significantly broadens the range of tactical possibilities available. This is important because, over time, there are more and more powerful enemies on our path, using various games like teleportation, attacking suddenly or turning into much more powerful creatures.
Against the Moon offers three game modes. The first of these is a story mode that allows us to trace the fate of humanity's desperate fight to regain control of the world. The second is the roguelike mode, where the gameplay focuses on taking over successive sectors of the procedurally generated map, collecting resources and facing enemies. The list closes with a monster hunt, which, as the name suggests, consists of fighting against increasingly powerful enemies.
The graphic design of Against the Moon was maintained in an eye-catching cartoon style.
PC / Windows
- Dual Core 2.0 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better
- 4 GB HDD
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 64-bit