Gratuitous Tank Battles pre-orders open with playable beta
Pre-orders have now opened for Gratuitous Tank Battles, packing instant access to a playable beta build and a Steam key when it eventually launches. GTB is Positech’s follow-up of sorts to Gratuitous Space Battles, with a tower defense twist.Alice O’Connor
March 13, 2012 11:30 AM7
If you dug the fleet customisation of Gratuitous Space Battles but wished you played a more active role in combat, then Positech’s follow-up of sorts Gratuitous Tank Battles should be right up your war-torn street. Pre-orders have now opened, packing instant access to a playable beta build and a Steam key when it eventually launches.
In GTB, after setting up the weapons, equipment and colours of your tanks, mechs, men and what have you, you send them to assault tower defense-style courses, choosing which units to deploy when to overwhelm the turrets and troops. Then, you can turn it around, and be the defender fending off the forces of an alternate-history WWI.
As with GSB, multiplayer will let you fight other people’s carefully-honed armies and strategies. There’s also a map editor, so you can create your own battlefields.