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Kickstarted Battle Worlds: Kronos is Out Now

By on November 5th, 2013 11:12 am

Battle Worlds: Kronos | Sci-fi turn-based strategy game by KING Art Games

You may remember Battle Worlds: Kronos, a sci-fi turn-based strategy game that succeeded on Kickstarter about 6 months ago? Well, it’s out today, and this is how the developer, KING Art Games, defines it:

Have you ever asked yourself what a classic turn-based strategy game like “Battle Isle” or “Panzer General” would look like today? What modern technology and graphics would add to such a game? Well, we actually did and as a result we decided to bring back this great genre with its unique gameplay experience. We’re doing this for you, for ourselves, and for all the other gamers out there who are into turn-based strategy games. –KING Art Games

I wouldn’t know, because I didn’t play Battle Isle or Panzer General. But, what interests me here is the turn-based combat mechanic and the sci-fi setting over two single-player campaigns. The list of features also includes cross-platform multiplayer, which can be played in hot-seat, live on the internet or on an asynchronous play-by-email fashion.

Clearly, the focus here is on warfare, but looking at the screenshots I can’t help wondering if there may be other less belligerent mechanics present. Some base building or resource management elements, perhaps? Have you played it? If so, please share your impressions below, so that others may benefit from your experiences.

Battle Worlds: Kronos is now available on KING Art Games’ webshop (DRM-free), Steam and GamersGate (DRM-free) for Windows, Mac and Linux and on GOG (DRM-free) for Windows and Mac with a launching price of $27.99/€23.99/£18.39 (20% off regular price).

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  1. Pete says:

    I saw this when it came up on steam and was very tempted . but at nearly 20 quid dunno if its worth the risk . bought so many games in the past that turned out to be rubbish . i loved advanced wars so am thinking ill like this. i too would like some peoples opinions who have bought it and played it

  2. DevildogFF says:

    I’ve had access to beta for a while and it’s pretty good.

    I’ll update you this weekend on a final product impression!

  3. Evil Azrael says:

    It’s more a Battle isle game than Panzer General. There are no bases, but buildings which you can capture with infantry units. Everything within the building then belongs to you. In the original Battle Isle series the timely capturing of buildings was important as the enemy would also try to conquer these. Especially neutral buildings contained important units. Some buildings could also produce new units, while other could only repair units. I am not sure about the resource management in this game, but in the old Battle Isle series there was only one resource (Aldinium) which was used for buying new units and repairing/refueling units. Judging after other reviews, this got more complicated.

    If you ever played Battle Isle 1-3 or History Line you can easily recognize the inspiration of this game. You can even map new units to the old units from Battle Isle 2, they are very much the same. It’s a modernized BI without the BI background :(

    I will certainly spend a couple of hours on the weekend on this game.

    Ehre dem ROOM!

  4. Ermdog says:

    Just picked it up without waiting for a review. Looks too good to wait. I’m a huge fan of Advance Wars and Panzer General. I’m glad to see something similar has come to PC. I no long have a Nintendo DS so I can’t play Advance Wars, and Panzer General is outdated. You don’t see much of this kind of genre anymore, but this one looks to be a modern version of some old favorites. I’ll give some feedback when I have put in a couple of hours into it

    • Evil Azrael says:

      Advance Wars is a Gameboy Advance game, not Nintendo DS. There are Emulator out there ;) I started playing it on saturday. And it feels more like Nectaris/Military Madness (also purchasable on Android)

      Battle Isle 3 is a Windows Game, it should run without hassle. BI 1/2 should make no problems in DosBox. The UI is a little bit cumbersome in comparison to today. Panzer General has also Windows versions, Panzer General IIID (probably simply Panzer General 2 in non-Germany ;)) and later are Windows only games.
      As Remakes there are LGenerals, ASC (BI 2 like) and Crimson Fields (BI1 like).

      Wow, i feel old :(

      • Pete says:

        actually there were 2 advanced wars on the DS both were great games Advance Wars: Dual Strike and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin. either way i think im gonna pick this up towards the weekend looks alot of fun

      • Ermdog says:

        Yes, I had the original Advance Wars for Gameboy Advance, but I got a DS and they also had Advance Wars titles for it.

  5. Method says:

    Does the game support randomized maps?

  6. Swaigstiks says:

    Bought it on GOG and I’m rather disappointed. It doesn’t cost its price really. Let’s put aside the overall unpolished state of game (that is a standard for our days – releasing unfinished games while singing songs about “free DLCs” and “more content in the future, if you fund us”).
    The main problem with this game is that it is deeply secondary in every aspect. But if you like to kill time seeing little tankettes firing each other in quite boring landscapes, you would probably enjoy it a few hours.

  7. towerbooks3192 says:

    Anyone know if this has a random map generator or the map maker is easy to use? I kind of miss advanced wars and I am hoping this is leaning towards advanced wars more than panzer general.

  8. Peter says:

    Ooooh a new Battle Island :)

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