After what one can presume was a successful open beta period this past September, Italian indie developer Bad Seed has locked down an Insidia release window for its free release on Steam. And that release window is for later this month.
Insidia offers one-on-one tactical PvP where players individually control a team of four heroes to issue orders in rapid turns. The object of the game is to capture map objectives to open up their opponent’s base and leave it ripe for an attack in true MOBA fashion.
Heroes have a number of either passive or active abilities, and while they’ll await orders, they’ll not just sit idle as they automatically perform certain actions until given commands. Insidia promises a combat model that’s easy to learn but hard to master.
Insidia is also looking to make it into the competitive esports scene, with the game already being the first indie title to land a spot on the FACEIT platform. As such, integration with FACEIT opens members of the platform up to competitive features such as ladders, leagues and other tournaments.
Looks like there’s another MOBA-like tactical title out there. That said, it sounds like Insidia has a lot more going for it in terms of its gameplay to make it truly stand out and hopefully avoid the recent MOBApocalypse that’s seen other titles shutter. We’ll see where things lead, but want to wish Bad Seed a hearty congratulations for the game’s upcoming free launch all the same.
With PAX West and Gamescom behind us it’s time for a whole lot of new things on the beta list! But first, we said goodbye to Destiny 2 which launched on console this week.
This weekend Tale of Toast and Valnir Rok are both holding limited time alpha events.
Meanwhile, City of Heroes spiritual successors Ship of Heroes and City of Titans laid out plans for their alphas. City of Titans will also be holding another Kickstarter campaign in the near future.
Fairy Tale: Hero’s Journey, Dauntless, and Total War: ARENA announced they’re making the leap to closed beta.
INSIDIA is now in Open Beta.
Ship of Heroes
Third person shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet will be holding an open beta weekend next week on September 15th and 16th.
War of Conquest started a Kickstarter campaign.
And finally, we once again got confirmation that Funcom is working on another Conan title, this one will be a turn-based strategy game. They made a public announcement after some concerns that the studio would be abandoning Conan Exiles for this title, which they aren’t.
As always you can find all of this and much more in the list below. Keep an eye out for the new flag which will show you what is new this week.
If you’ve been curious about Insidia, the tactics-based online PvP’er, then now is your chance to take a peek. Insidia open beta has officially begun, granting players their opportunity to try out the new post-apocalyptic online battler.
In Insidia, players lead teams of two characters in 1v1 turn-based battles to destroy power cores and sabotage the enemy’s main base. Insidia will offer a selection of what it describes as “fierce punks, mutated wizards and steampunk knights” to choose from, with six heroes at open beta and a new character added each month.
Insidia is now available now on Steam Early Access as a free-to-play title. You can check out more details about the game on its official website as well as check out some gameplay in an announcement trailer below.
For people who enjoy strategy games in the same vein as something like Atlas Reactor, Insidia could be a great time. It’s not too often we see early access games launch completely free-to-play, so we’re definitely curious to find out more about how this one will play and whether tactics fans will take to Insidia.