Gratuitous Tank Battles announced

Written by Joe Martin

July 13, 2011 // 11:21 a.m.

Tags: #cliff-harris #democracy #gratuitous-space-battles #gratuitous-tank-battles #indie #kudos #positech #strategy-games

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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