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Telepath Tactics

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edited March 2013 in Indie Games
is Fire Emblem-style turn-based tactical RPG in
development for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Featuring mod support, custom single player campaigns, a robust map
editor, 2-to-6 player multiplayer, and a ruleset that adopts best
practices from such classic series as Fire Emblem and Disgaea,
Telepath Tactics is a turn-based tactics fan’s dream come true!


Telepath Tactics takes place in an unusual fantasy-steampunk universe.
Magic doesn’t exist: instead, there is psionics and steam-powered
technology reliant on a volatile, crystalline substance called vibra.
Horsemen don’t ride horses: they ride giant, armored praying mantises.
There are no elves, no dwarves, no goblins, no dragons: it’s just
humans and a few other, entirely original sentient races (such as the
shadowlings, creatures that quite literally feed on human suffering).


Emma and Sabrina were nearly too young to remember when their family
was forced into slavery in the vibra mines of Kovit. When their father
took ill, the sisters were forced to make his quota or face
starvation. After a shadowling slaver took pity on them, they escaped,
fleeing into the wilderness. They were found and taken in by a tribe
of lissit, reptilian warriors, who raised the sisters as their own.

Now Emma and Sabrina train tirelessly, bent on revenge and the
prospect of rescuing their ailing father from bondage. They will need
all of their wits–and the help of some unlikely allies–if they are to


Telepath Tactics features a single player campaign and 2-to-6 player
multiplayer. The engine supports backstab damage, bridge and
barricade-building, the ability to freeze water to create bridges of
ice, the ability to move (or simply destroy) objects in the
environment, the ability to freeze, blind, cripple, and set characters
on fire, and the ability to push, pull and throw other characters off
of cliffs and into water or lava.


Telepath Tactics is designed for easy modding. You can easily mod the
game's tilesets, destructible objects and character art by editing
external .png files. Meanwhile, all of the game's essential data
defining character classes, tile properties, attacks, destructible
objects, maps, items, etc. is contained in easy-to-edit .xml files.

Telepath Tactics features explicit support for custom multiplayer maps
and custom single player campaigns, and comes with full-featured map
and dialog editors to make creating them fast and simple.


Telepath Tactics will be released on PC, Mac and Linux. (There is a
strong possibility that it will later be ported to mobile devices.)

For more about the development of Telepath Tactics as it continues,
you can find my Twitter feed
. For videos showing the game's progress, you can also
subscribe to my
. Want more details about how Telepath Tactics works,
mechanics-wise? I've been writing up the game's manual bit-by-bit as I
develop the game; it currently contains an introduction, a thorough
explanation of how the game is controlled, and an uber-detailed
examination of the complete Telepath Tactics ruleset. Right now I'm
working on the section that explains modding. If you're curious, you
can find the manual online

Or better yet--play the free alpha demo!


(you'll need AIR)

(you'll need AIR)

That's about it. Any questions? I'll be more than happy to answer them! :)

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    So this didn't die when the Kickstarter failed? Awesome.

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    I feel like I've heard of this before on these forums probably, where was that?

    Either way, it looks like there's a new Kickstarter up for the game with a $10k smaller goal. It is mostly funded already, so I imagine with almost the entirety of the time to go, it'll easily get funded this time. ID: kime#1822
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  • csterncstern Indie Game Developer ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Yup, it's still going! We hit our first stretch goal over the weekend, and are now well on our way to hitting the second. :)

    Developing the strategy RPG <a href="">Telepath Tactics</a>!
  • csterncstern Indie Game Developer ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Hey guys! Just a quick update: we're now in the last week of the Kickstarter. I posted a new update today with some news about the game's progress, including some sweet boss music. You can read the update here.

    Developing the strategy RPG <a href="">Telepath Tactics</a>!
  • CorpekataCorpekata Registered User regular
    Glad to see you hit your goal. Looking forward to it.

  • safetakesafetake Registered User regular
    This game looks amazing, good luck!

  • FamousAspectFamousAspect Indie Game Developer San FranciscoRegistered User regular
    Played the demo after a friend tweeted congratulations on a successfully funded campaign. Lots of fun. Congratulations on hitting your funding goal and best of luck with completing the game.

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