Blockbuster PC and console game developer Splash Damage has launched a new downloadable game publishing wing called Warchest. The UK-based studio, best known for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and last year’s somewhat divisive Brink has thrown itself into the digitally distributed waters to splash about with Hookshot Inc.
No heavy petting though, studio owner Paul Wedgewood!
WarChest describes itself as “a publisher of free, digitally distributed, games with high production values for all leading platforms” and aims to “demonstrate a profound commitment to customer service and attract a huge, loyal, and highly engaged fan base.” Those are totally our core values too!
Warchest’s first release is RAD Soldiers, an iOS turn-based strategy game slated for release this June. There’s a touch of the Team Fortress 2 to the visuals, but RAD Soldiers appears to be very much its own game, tasking you with collecting troops, kitting them out in soldier-y outfits, weapons and abilities and sending them off to a war from which they may never return.
Warchest describes the game as “Guns With Friends”, which was also one of the discarded subtitles for Michael Moore’s documentary Bowling For Columbine.
“Turn-based combat means there’s no rush, allowing you to ponder your next move at your leisure, and giving you ample time to unleash your inner tactical genius” said Game Director Richard Jolly, CCO of WarChest “and you’ll earn valuable experience for your soldiers whenever you play, leveling up your squad commander to unlock new abilities”.
“You’ll also earn coins while you play and use them to unlock brand new soldiers, customization options and equipment in the ever expanding in-game store” said WarChest’s CEO Paul Wedgwood “and use Game Center and Facebook to connect with friends and make new ones.”
We’ve uploaded the trailer so you can get a better idea of what to expect and we’ll have a review thing as and when we have the opportunity to play the game.