Assemble your troops into the ultimate fighting force and defend Earth against an invasive alien species in Strain Tactics, an ARPG/RTS hybrid from Touch Dimensions – the makers of the critically-acclaimed Autumn Dynasty and Wizards & Wagons.

After losing a secret war against a hostile alien organism on the surface of Neptune, you discover that the “Strain” threat is heading for Earth. As a re-cloned commander of the Neptune Incident, you take command of up to five ground team members to defeat the Strain … and finally put an end to the alien menace.

Taking a bird’s-eye view of the battlefield from your Helibase, you can issue commands to assault units on the battlefield. Choose from 80 playable characters, each equipped with a weapon and three extra inventory slots for maximum flexibility. With over 150 unique items and weapons, you can customize the ground team to deal with virtually any situation!

You can carefully choreograph the flow of battle by drawing paths for your units using a nifty drag control system, and giving special commands to your troops while they follow the path. Need to quickly change orders? No problem: You can manually override orders in real-time and direct individual soldiers (or multiple units) to new targets on the go. Experienced soldiers will level up – increasing their damage, resistance, or endurance. If you face casualties, you can recover body bags to revive team members – or sell their corpses for much-needed credits.

With a variety of maps and distinct scenarios, each mission in Strain Tactics can be approached like a sandbox. And if things get too crazy on the ground, the Helibase features its own weapon systems: Support your ground team from afar with some serious firepower!

Available on Steam (Windows only), Strain Tactics has been featured in a number of outlets – including Sorcerer’s Place, RPGWatch, Operation Rainfall, The Geekiary, Game-Refraction, and KeenGamer.

Read more about Strain Tactics and Touch Dimensions here.