RecoTechnology, an indie outfit out of Spain, released a new trailer for their upcoming tactical strategy game, 1971 Project Helios, which is scheduled to release at some point during the second quarter of 2020 for the Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The game will be available on GOG.com and on the Steam store for PC, but not the Epic Games Store.
The game is about a group of eight rebels attempting to infiltrate a region ran by a stratocracy during a deadly cold front that has made survival nearly nigh impossible, all while weapons, supplies and munitions are scarce. Their mission? To retrieve an important scientist that might help to restore so semblance of peace.
The finer aspects of the rebel’s mission in this alternate history game will see them attempting to traverse through various territories occupied by hostile factions, one of which includes terrorists who also happen to be violent Luddites.
That’s a very interesting premise for a game, and so long as it doesn’t devolve into some kind of pro-Communist commentary from the developers, I might be inclined to see how this all plays out.
The actual gameplay, as you can see in the trailer above, is quite similar to Firaxis’ new take on the turn-based genre with their revival of XCOM for home consoles and PC.
You’ll need to raid bases to find equipment, upgrade your eight disparate teammates who have formed an uneasy alliance, and gather resources to bring the fight to the enemy.
The game seems like a cross between Jagged Alliance and Frostpunk.
As much as I would like to believe that this might be a game worth checking out, the fact it was funded by Spain’s MINETAD, which is the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, a subsidiary of the SESIAD, which is the Secretary of State for Information Society and Digital Agenda, I get the sinking feeling that the “Digital Agenda” will likely align with a Leftist agenda, based on what’s available to parse on the Red.Es website.
Again, I could be wrong and maybe this game is completely tame and not more Left-wing propaganda, but my Spider senses are tingling.
Anyway, 1971 Project Helios is set to release at some point in the second quarter of 2020 for the Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and on PC. For more info feel free to visit the official website.