The post-apocalyptic rogue-like adventure, Bedlam, is set to drop Thursday, September 17 as a PC digital download, developer Skyshine has announced. The title, which is described as a fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set in a world inspired by a 1980s action movie, was awarded best PC game at E3 by Gamerheadquarters and was also nominated as best indie game of E3 by multiple sources.
A new trailer has also been released to accompany the announcement, and showcases much about the title including its art style, gameplay, game mechanics and a small sampling of Bedlam’s soundtrack. Fans of Faster Than Light, XCOM and The Banner Saga (which Bedlam borrows an engine from) are sure to feel right at home, as the combat – right down to the unforgiving difficulty – constantly challenges players to be the best strategist in the wasteland. Bedlam also makes use of the infamous permadeath feature seen in many strategy games that has units downed in the heat of battle gone forever, ala Fire Emblem.
Versus Evil, the publisher behind games such as Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma, Guild of Dungeoneering and Armikrog, partnered with Bedlam developer Skyshine early 2015 after the company met its Kickstarter stretch goal of $160,000 on October 25, 2014. The project has more than 5,ooo backers and can be pre-purchased on Steam at 15 percent off for $16.99 (or $21.99 for the deluxe version with soundtrack included).
Bedlam will make an appearance in the Versus Evil booth #6608 at PAX Prime in Seattle which will be held Friday through Monday, and if you’d like to see more in the meantime, stop by the game’s official website.