Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based Tactical RPGs | #1

Written by Marcello TBL

Keep an eye On It

Ciao everyone, today I inaugurate a new column that I want to try to bring on a weekly basis, that is called Keep an Eye on It. I will collect interesting indie and non-indie projects around and show them to you, 5 at a time. The written article will also be followed by the video on the Youtube channel. I already have a very long list of games and can’t wait to show them all. I might decide to categorize them as I’m doing for this first episode, or not, I don’t know yet.

To inaugurate it, I have chosen 5 very promising indie turn-based tactics RPGs. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and opinions & remember to reach me on Twitter, on the discord server, and on the new Twitch Channel.

Shardpunk: Verminfall

Developed by Slawomir Bryk

Shardpunk: Verminfall

One of my favorites. A sort of XCOM, but this time the threat does not come from space, but from the sewers … Our enemies are, in fact, giant armed and angry rats. As in XCOM, there will be a combat layer with cover and flanking system that will alternate with the strategic layer where we will be able to upgrade our equipment, choose the next mission, heal the soldiers and manage the scarce resources we will find during our raids. Here you find the Steam page where you can download the demo.

Kitty Tactics

Developed by Ibe Denaux

Skill tree

Often when I look at my cats I think “how beautiful the life of cats, they eat and sleep blissfully” but this is not the case, at least in Kitty Tactics, where we will guide our big cat to conquer new territories. Marking territory, facing enemy cats, forming temporal alliances, joining other cats, and giving birth to a new offspring, leveling up, and developing new skills are just some of the things we will have to deal with in this fast-paced turn-based RPG. Here the page and here my Gameplay.

Voxel Tactics

Developed by Dot Dot Studio

Voxel Based Tactics

You can’t help but fall in love with Voxel Tactics if you take a look at the screens available on its Steam page. A turn-based strategy with unlikely heroes in a world designed completely in Voxel art. There are not many details on what the gameplay will be, we can only read from the Steam page that we will have to manage our city, hire heroes, and face quests of various kinds. For sure a game to keep an eye on it.

The Black Pepper Crew

Developed by Quiji

The Black Pepper Crew

A strategic one almost tends towards the puzzle game. In The black Pepper Crew we will lead a team of highly original heroes; a retired boxer frog, a ninja cat, a hacker chicken, and a thief raccoon, and we will have to exploit the unique characteristics of each unit to solve the various battles before reaching the boss with the bounty reward on him. A unique style and some original features for this promising turn-based tactical game currently in development but with a playable demo on While here my Gameplay

Space Cats Tactics

Developed by Mitzi Games

Space Cats Tactics

Again cats, this time in space. Space Cats Tactics is a turn-based tactical strategy game featuring ship combats. The great peculiarity is the internal management of the ship which is reminiscent of FTL but completely turn-based. Basically, we will be able to move our units between the various rooms to obtain advantages to the firing power, or rather to the speed of our ship, all while consuming action points. There is a demo available on Steam, while here you find my gameplay.

We have reached the end of this episode, but before we finish I wanted to thank THE HUNTER who was crazy enough to be the first subscriber of the youtube channel membership program, a thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Let me know what you think about these turn-based tactics RPGs and if you like you can tell me about other interesting titles that will end up in the next episodes of the Keep an Eye on It column. You can also reach me on Twitter and join our discord server. Ciao


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

2 thoughts on “Keep an Eye on It: 5 Turn-Based Tactical RPGs | #1”

  1. Cool feature and I will definitely look into a couple of those games. Who can resist Cats in space?

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