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Ex-Blizzard and Insomniac dev announces turn-based tactics game Duelyst

Ex-Blizzard and Insomniac dev announces turn-based tactics game Duelyst:

Ex-Blizzard and Insomniac developer Keith Lee has teamed up with Rogue Legacy lead artist Glauber Kotaki and some other folks at the new indie outfit Counterplay Games to develop the turn-based tactics game Duelyst, currently on Kickstarter.

The developer certainly has an impressive pedigree with Lee being the former producer on Diablo 3 and lead programmer at Insomniac where he worked on several Ratchet & Clank games and Resistance: The Fall of Man. Meanwhile Kotaki’s work on Rogue Legacy is hard to criticise and the early footage of Duelyst looks to follow suit.

Taking a page from Skulls of the Shogun, Duelyst seeks to be an accessible entry in a typically difficult to penetrate genre. “Our goal is to vigilantly remove every extraneous feature from the game to focus on its heart and soul: squad-based tactical combat,” the developer explained on the Kickstarter page. “You’ll never need to spend hours on resource management or grind random encounters to get to the next fight.”

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