Turn-Based strategy game Cantata developed by Afterschool Studio and published by Modern Wolf is ready to hit Steam in early access on the 12th of May 2022. Cantata is a PC game which offers a sandbox singleplayer campaign with a lovely pixel art style and rich sci-fi lore to discover and also a strong local and online multiplayer component. Below is the press release about its release date and a new trailer.
As part of The MIX 10th Anniversary Showcase, Modern Wolf and Afterschool Studio have
announced that Cantata – the character-driven tactical strategy game – will be launching in Early
Access on May 12th, 2022.
Cantata puts players in the middle of a spiritual, pragmatic war for survival. Play as one of the nine
commanding officers from one of three factions – the Machines, Humans or Aliens – and leverage your
faction’s unique powers and abilities to slowly expand your hold on an alien world.
“We’ve been quietly working on our weird, spiritual sci-fi strategy game ever since it was first revealed
nearly four years ago,” said Kyle Kukshtel, Founder and Creative Director at Aftershool Studio, “and
can’t wait to see what people think of our blend of tense tactical battles with large scale strategic
planning, intermixed with base-building and logistics.
We really think that Cantata represents a step forward for strategy games and are excited to see what
players get up to not just in the first round of the story missions, but also what they create with our
robust scenario editor tool.
With Early Access, we’re hoping to refine the fundamentals of Cantata to make it the best it can be,
while also improving on our sandbox mode with the community in order to make it into a compelling
strategic toybox. We’ve got other features planned for the game as well to introduce over the course of
our Early Access period, and are excited to hear the community’s feedback on things like passive
abilities, ammo, and more.”