Plan out skirmishes across the procedurally generated Markov Geist and control them at street level.
Having suffered a few delays, Mode 7’s Frozen Synapse 2 is now available. Yes, right now. As in, this very instant. Head on over to Steam to pick it up for $29.99, or watch the launch trailer below (or, you know, do both).
Tactical combat returns in the sequel, but this time, it takes place in a procedurally generated city called Markov Geist. Players will set up bases and use different defenses, but the twist is in entering a building and commanding units by yourself. This contributes to the overall “open world tactics” theme.
There are a number of different AI factions, like the Diamond Brothers and GUEST, to deal with. The player can either work with them or stab them in the back through various means, like assassination, robbery, etc. You also have to deal with a strange force that’s assaulting the city, but it’s completely up to you whether you pursue the main quest or not.