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Gratuitous Tank Battles announced

Gratuitous Tank Battles announced

Positech has announced a sequel to Gratuitous Space Battles. It has tanks.

Positech Games has announced a follow-up to Gratuitous Space Battles, the RTS that was originally described as 'Football Manager with spaceships', dubbed...Gratuitous Tank Battles.

Set for release on PC and Mac towards the end of this year, Gratuitous Tank Battles sees players venturing into an alternate reality where The First World War never ended.

'GTB takes place in an alternate reality where the 'central powers' never surrender and the 'great war' continues for two hundred years,' explained Positech's Cliff Harris in the official statement.

'Soldiers still fight in the trenches of the Somme, although rifles have (mostly) become laser rifles and giant armored mechs stride across no-mans land. The two great armies continue to fight with patriotic zeal and little memory of who Franz Ferdinand was and what happened to him. One thing is certain: It will all be over by Christmas 2114.'

Gratuitous Tank Battles will feature online elements and a built-in map editor that lets players create their own challenges to share with other players.

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Jake123456 13th July 2011, 12:38 Quote
No offense guys, hope you make a great game and all that....But will it really contend with World of Tanks?
Nikumba 13th July 2011, 12:42 Quote
It wont contend with it as its nothing like WoT, I seem to remeber with GSB you build a fleet give it some orders click go and sit back and wait to see what happens.

I would imagine similar thing with this.

Kimbie
mpr 13th July 2011, 12:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jake123456
No offense guys, hope you make a great game and all that....But will it really contend with World of Tanks?

That's like comparing Jump Gate to EVE online... both have Spaceships and Mining and Trading... two completely different games.

Gratuitous Space Battles is an Excellent game, and I would assume that other than the silly setting this game will also be a great sleeper.
Ergath 13th July 2011, 13:46 Quote
This is made of win.
wiggles 13th July 2011, 15:00 Quote
pass

bored of GSB already this looks like more of the same
Hovis 13th July 2011, 17:34 Quote
It will need to be different. And if it is, then it could be great.
Krikkit 14th July 2011, 09:45 Quote
I really enjoyed GSB, and if this is half as good then it'll be worth a few quid. Pricing is key with this kind of game.
SlowMotionSuicide 14th July 2011, 21:31 Quote
Really liked GSB demo, but never got around actually getting it.

If this is more of the same, color me interested.
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