Freedom comes at a cost
With a unique, streamlined command system, fast-paced battles with alternating activations, customisable armies and simple -- yet deep -- strategic tactics, the game will see you tell the story of the Exodus Wars: a bloody civil war fought between the Guild and the Royal Empire of Man.
What are people saying about Fractured Empire?
"It's all the hard-core strategy of a turn based, tabletop, wargame with all the shiny animations but without that sense that a unit is just moving from one square to another ala the Civ games or the long forgotten Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War ... what EW:FE has is potential. Bags of it. Bags and bags."
- The Shell Case
"I love the look and art-design."
- Cinema Blend
"the extremely impressive sense of scale...not to mention its marvellously hand-crafted art style"
Membraine Studios recently launched its 3D turn-based strategy title for PC (Windows, OSX and Linux), Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire, on Steam Early Access. Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire is a 3D turn-based strategy game that aims to capture the essence of tabletop gaming—specifically, the 6mm miniatures wargame, Exodus Wars—to put you in brigade-level control of futuristic infantry and armored companies, as well as massive super-vehicles.
Having reached the milestone of a Steam Early Access launch with an already very playable game (some typical Early Access-style issues notwithstanding), the team hopes to soon be ready to turn its sights on one of its most coveted features: mod support.
The Membraine team would like to hear from any modders or mod teams interested in developing mods for its True To Tabletop game engine with a view to working with them to both identify and implement the modding features that would be most useful to them.
In a recent press release, Membraine game designer Mark Sheppard wrote, “If you love tabletop miniatures games, we think you’ll get a kick out of finally being able to play something close to that experience on your PC. I think we’ve come closer than any other PC game as I don’t think the computer games based on tabletop IPs before us have ever really attempted to capture the freeform play that miniatures games allow."
Being true-to-tabletop means the engine is not constrained by hexes or grid squares. "We’ve tried to do something completely different,” Mark wrote.
If you are a modder for whom True To Tabletop sounds like your "dream engine come true", Membraine wants to hear from you. Such modders are invited to email Membraine directly with their ideas and suggestions for what features they would want to see included in the mod tools.
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