All Walls Must Fall is doing the retro-futurism thing, where the year is 2089 and the Cold War never ended. If you do the math, 2089 is exactly 100 years after the Berlin Wall fell, so you can see the crux of events that will inform All Walls.
This "tech-noir spy thriller" is set in Berlin, the capital of Germany. It's a tactical game, with the camera taking on that 3D isometric view. The art style is made to look like a propoganda poster, with 2D paper cutouts of the people moving around on 3D stages. There's also an element of musical rhythm in there, though there's no gameplay video yet to show off how that'll work. Procedurally generated levels make for differing playthroughs, time-manipulation is the name of the game, and "pausable real-time tactics with actions on the beat of the music." I mean, I'm intrigued. If the mix of combat, hacking, and social stealth doesn't pique your interest, maybe the parable reflecting on free will, moral ambiguity and the meaning of freedom does. Also, prepare yourself if you find it difficult living in a world with diverse cultural, sexual, and gender identieis. All Walls will not be a safe place if any of that scares you.
All Walls Must Fall is being built by three former AAA vets: folks who worked on Spec Ops: The Line (GN Score 8.9). That alone further solidifies the politically charged material All Walls will bust into. This is the first commercial title coming out of the reasonably new Inbetweengames, and these three guys mean business. You can detect a fearless edge in how they compose themselves, even when describing their former employment.
All Walls Must Fall is coming to PC and Mac. It's too soon to talk release dates, but we'll keep an eye on this one.
All Walls Must Fall - A Tech-Noir Tactics Game
All Walls Must Fall is a tech-noir spy thriller set in Berlin 2089 where the Cold War never ended. A game in the isometric action tactics genre, you command secret agents using time travel, social stealth and combat. Prevent nuclear annihilation. Bring down the Wall. Love, kill, and remix reality to explore the meaning of freedom in a parable reflecting upon current global issues in the mirror of a fantastic future past.
About All Walls Must Fall
All Walls Must Fall on Steam Early Access in Fall 2016.
Berlin, November 2089 - For 150 years of Cold War both sides have used temporal technology to counter each other's every move. But this deadly love is finally coming to an end as a rogue nuclear strike has both sides sending agents back in time to find out who did it and how to prevent it before everything turns to ash forever.
Over the course of a journey that jumps and loops through a single night in the city, players will unravel the conspiracy keeping East and West locked in struggle and oppression. As lines between factions become blurred, choices become difficult. Which side to play? Who to side with? When both time and free will are an illusion - who can you really trust? Will your actions tear down the Wall, bring stability, or perpetuate a cycle of war and terror? In the end all walls must fall.
Isometric action tactics game for download on PC and Mac
Procedurally generated levels and campaign that plays different every time
Developed by a team of former AAA professionals using Unreal Engine 4
Tech-Noir Berlin as a divided city, in which the Cold War never ended
A parable that reflects on free will, moral ambiguity and the meaning of freedom
Mixed 2D/3D art style of a propaganda poster brought to life
Mind-bending time manipulation abilities
Pausable real-time tactics with actions on the beat of the music
Synaesthetic nightclub environments and audio
A simulation sandbox featuring crowd simulation and destructible environment
A focus on player agency and expression fostering different play styles including combat, hacking and social stealth using specialized secret agent characters
An inclusive representation of the people of Berlin featuring their diverse cultural, sexual and gender identities