Solstice Chronicles: MIA
Action 26 July 2017
A continuation to the well-received game The Red Solstice, created by the Ironward studio. Contrary to the original game though, Solstice Chronicles is a typical twin-stick shooter inspired by games such as Alienation or Helldivers. The player's task is to eliminate hordes of enemies, obtaining new weapons and developing the character. The story revolves around a mysterious virus that turns humans into bloodthirsty mutants. A handful of survivors have managed to escape from the Earth and find shelter on the surface of Mars, though many things suggest that the threat followed them. The player's goal is to obtain the medicine and stop the epidemic before it spreads on the entire Red Planet. Four character classes differing in their weapons and skills were included in the game. The player gains access to more powerful abilities when they reach higher character levels. The available weaponry includes rifles which can be acquired at any time, as well as special weapons. The so-called "brutal weapons" are significantly more powerful, but their use is greatly limited. The core of Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action is the campaign, which can be completed solo, or in the split-screen co-op mode.
The Red Solstice
Strategy 09 July 2015
A tactical strategy with RPG elements taking place in a science-fiction universe. The Red Solstice is oriented mainly towards multiplayer cooperation matches. The game is inspired by classics such as StarCraft, X-COM, or Warhammer 40,000, and was developed by independent Croatian studio Ironward. The action of the game takes place in the distant future, where Earth's population was decimated as a result of a deadly virus, and Mars became a home for the remnants of humanity. An elite marine squad defending the local colonies has to face not only hordes of monsters, but also a powerful space storm. Both single and multiplayer modes received a story campaign. The single player campaign offers 14 missions divided into two subplots. The plot of the multiplayer follows two separated marine squads, while the gameplay is focused around cooperation of 8-man teams. The game offers 8 character classes and randomly generated locations, helping to deal with repetitiveness and weariness ensuing from having to play through the same sequences.