Homicidal All-Stars is now Showgunners and has a Release Date

Written by Marcello TBL


Good Shepherd Entertainment and developer Artificer have announced that their electrifying turn-based strategy game, Showgunners, will be released on May 2, 2023, for PC via Steam and GOG.com. The game, previously titled Homicidal All-Stars, is set on a dystopian reality TV show where players lead their squad to victory while winning the crowd’s favor to become the next champion.

Homicidal All Stars

Inspired by beloved action classics like American Gladiators, RoboCop, and The Running Man, Showgunners allows players to crush their enemies and become the ultimate champion. In a future society torn apart by extreme income inequality, climate change, and civil unrest, the game gives desperate competitors a shot at fame and glory, but they’ll have to survive the arena first.

Showgunners features a full single-player campaign with deep tactical combat mechanics that test the player’s skills across a variety of hand-crafted levels. Players can build their team from a range of classes, each with their own skill trees, and customize their loadouts with powerful weapons, implants, and utilities. The game also offers Twitch mode, which allows streamers to invite viewers to join the action and act as showrunners, voting in real-time on events they’d like to see in the game.

Showgunners is available for wishlisting now on Steam and GOG.com. For more information on the game, visit the official website and follow the latest updates on Discord.

Below an overview of the game and the Release Date Trailer

In a dystopian future where corporations rule, a brutal reality show is the hottest entertainment property in town! You play as Scarlett Martillo, a contestant out for revenge. To win, you must navigate dangerous urban arenas packed with lethal traps and face off against hordes of heavily-armed psychopaths.

Each stage in Showgunners has been hand-crafted to create a curated, turn-based tactical gameplay experience, heightened with the inclusion of a diabolical show director that can hinder Scarlett or help her opponents depending on your performance. This dynamic level design ensures that no two levels play the same way and keep players thinking tactically. Showgunners has been built to challenge and delight players, whether they’re a turn-based tactical game initiate or a long-time fan of the genre!

Scarlett won’t be fighting alone. As the story progresses, players will recruit new partners that can turn the tide of battle in all kinds of exciting ways. Upgrade your characters by spending talent points in their unique skill trees and outfitting them with weapons bought at a shop or earned during battle. Hidden challenges within each chapter can unlock more allies, legendary weapons, and helpful items, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Players will need to navigate an obstacle course of deadly traps and lethal puzzles in real-time, but be prepared for an ambush at any corner. Psychopathic enemies like the Ogre and the Ronin aren’t the only deadly elements you’ll need to overcome. Combat scenarios are peppered with unique environmental hazards, from ticking time bombs to runaway trains.There is never a dull moment in Showgunners!

Gain fame by avoiding death, surviving rounds, and eliminating your enemies with gruesome panache. The more you succeed, the more fans you earn; your growing fame will yield increasingly beneficial sponsorship deals.

Streamers, rejoice! Use the native Twitch integration to keep audiences engaged by letting them control the direction of each level. They can add more enemies, change the terrain, add or remove obstacles, or send useful items, all from chat.


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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.

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