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The former developers of Hand of Fate are back with the superhero strategy game Capes

Former members of Defiant Development, the Australian game studio known for their dungeon crawling Hand of Fate series, have reunited to form a new studio, Spitfire Interactive, and announced a new game: layers.

layers is described as “a gritty superhero turn-based strategy RPG” where players take on the role of a new generation of heroes trying to survive in a hostile world ruled by supervillains. Players will be able to recruit a team of young heroes to fight in tactical battles, each growing in power as the action progresses.

Your goal will be to save all civilians in your path and feed your heroes to the max. On the battlefield, there will be a number of tricks you can do, such as combining your hero skills to unlock special ally combos. You’ll also be able to unlock new powers as the story unfolds and learn more about your heroes and the villains that plague the game’s city.

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layers will be released on PC via Steam 1st quarter of 2023.

Beyond looking like a fun and agile tactical adventure, there are plenty of other reasons to get excited layers. Before it collapsed, Defiant Development was one of Australia’s leading game studios, with a small run of games that made a splash on the world stage. Hand of Fate was an early success story in the industry and was a banner for indie Australian video games in difficult times.

Part of that success was due to the talent behind the scenes, including the work of industry veteran Morgan Jaffit. With the announcement of layersthis talent now has another chance to shine.

“I started my career writing Force of Freedom alongside Ken Levine, so it feels like a return to where my journey began,” Mordan Jaffit, director of Spitfire Interactive, said in a press release. “My team and I want to explore the ‘darker side of every currency” and we have the best possible people to do it.”

Even though the superhero genre is absolutely packed with content, the spin continues layers it seems quite original. Tactical combat also feels like a literal blast, with plenty of opportunities to combine superpowers and wild combat skills in classic battles.

Watch over layers when released, like its young heroes, it has the potential to be something special.


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