Mordhiem, A city overrun by Chaos.
Mordheim is an turn based squad combat game, that pits you against various factions for control of a devastated city.
“After a twin tailed comet crashed on Mordheim, the City of Damned turned into a terrifying battlefield where rival warbands fight fiercely for the control of key neighbourhoods, looking for glory and fortune by acquiring the very valuable Wyrdstone fragments.
Pick your warbands from iconic Mordheim factions - Sisters of Sigmar, Possessed, Skaven, Mercenaries from the Empire - and lead your troops to battle. Recruit new units, equip them with enhanced gear. Evolve and customize your warband with the experience gained from each successful mission, transforming them into a terrifying force on the battlefield.”
As well as squad based tactics Mordheim also employs a range of RPG skills to upgrade our squad with, and each area of the city may have buildings that will aid you in some way too. The single player part of Mordheim, is a campaign that allows you to pick a faction and squad, then fight for control of different areas around Mordheim, levelling up squad as you go. Multiplayer mode consists of single matches played against online rivals.
Mordheim first entered Early Access in November 2014, during this time the game has progressed steadily through five large updates, and with the sixth update looming, Focus Interactive are promoting the game on Steam at 33% off until June the 4th.
Here are some more details about the update:
We are not short on turn based squad games these days, so what really sets Mordheim apart?
The most obvious factor in favour of Mordheim is its Warhammer setting. Warhammer (in case you didn’t know), is an IP owned by Games Workshop. The world of Warhammer has been growing since 1983, and has developed a vast, intriguing, but jaded world, filled beautiful and deranged stories and characters.
It looks like Rogue Factor are doing their setting proud, the city of Mordheim is complex and filled with perils, many of different factions are being represented. Last but not least, the models and assets that Rogue factor are using, are beautifully crafted, and fitting for the environment.
In short, Mordheim looks like a AAA production but from a smaller studio, and I’m very excited for what it is becoming.