Mainframe defenders is a classic turn-based strategy game that pays homage to classic TV series like X-COM (1994), MechCommander (1998), and Syndicate (1987). We wanted to take the player back to the days of old school games, when the story was presented in text format and the authors showed creativity, which we still appreciate in the 80s and 90s.
Mainframe defenders installed on the territory of the research complex “Stargazer”, where a computer virus infected the artificial intelligence, which controls the complex, and seized local equipment. Naturally, this leads to complete chaos and destruction. The player takes on the role of a defense algorithm that protects the AI from rampant machines.
The game is divided into a series of missions with different objectives. Upon completion, the player receives various rewards that can help him develop mechanical robots and find clues to get to the heart of the plot. The gaming universe is designed in the retro style of 80s computer terminals. The player has four units per mission. Choosing the right tactics can lead to victory after the enemy Mechs are outnumbered.
The game really stands out for its addicting gameplay and high replay value. This is what we spent most of our time developing it. We really tried to hone this aspect to keep our players happy.
The main highlight of the game is its customization. You get spare parts as a mission reward. The higher the difficulty, the more rewards you will receive. After the battle, the contents of the store change. Depending on the rarity, there are three types of items – the higher it is, the more difficult it is to get them. This is where the most hardcore mechanics come into play.
Mainframe defenders combines “VHS style” with some synth music that mimics 80s workstations. Breaking cordons, breaking obstacles and walls. Armor-piercing rounds that deal high and corrosive damage. Quality squad assemblies, tactical battle trophies on an old LCD … the OS is ready to boot and the system crashes, which means it’s time to show this malicious virus lurking behind green pixels and powerful mechs who is the real boss here.
Big Way Games
US $ 11.99
MAINFRAME DEFENDERS is a tactical retro-futuristic strategy game. A computer virus has infiltrated the Stargazer research facility. Most robots are controlled by a virus. Lead a squad of 4 prototypes on a mission to defend a complex mainframe. You will have to fend off attacks, destroy unit manufacturers, download valuable data, cleanse infected nodes and do more on your way to the deepest parts of the complex. Work with the limitations and deficiencies of items to create powerful combinations. Destroy your enemies using a variety of tactics: overheat them, melt from corrosion, absorb damage and return fire. But don’t rely too much on one strategy – enemies may have a way to counter it. But the main thing is to protect the mainframe!