Tactical Survival RPG Shardpunk: Verminfall is running some Playtests

Written by Marcello TBL

Shardpunk Verminfall RPG

Tactical Survival RPG Shardpunk: Verminfall opens its doors to players for some playtests. Publisher Retrovibe invites you to join their discord server and follow the instructions to be part of the test. For those who don’t know, Shardpunk is a Tactical RPG set in a dystopian cyberpunk world invaded by giant rats. The game mixes turn-based tactical combat with survival and management mechanics.

Shardpunk: Verminfall is a PC game actually in development and expected sometime in 2022 with no fixed release date.

Below is my latest Shardpunk: Verminfall Gameplay and info from its Steam Page.

In Shardpunk: Verminfall you already lost. Now you need to run for your life while saving as many people and pieces of equipment as possible. Keep on moving and use every skill and item at your disposal to reach the safety of fusion core-operated bunkers.

Put together a crew of survivors and use a range of steampunk weapons and bots to scavenge for resources, slow down the horde, and reach safety. Shardpunk: Verminfall mixes turn-based tactical strategy with RPG, survival, and resource management. From battle tactics to the most difficult decisions on who should receive the last medpack or rations, you’ll need to take charge and (hopefully) live with its consequences.

The Rat Swarm has breached the walls of The Capital and flooded the city with its vermin horde. Push through three districts with progressively more vicious enemies, rising emergency levels, and supplies that dry up like blood from a knife wound. Constantly on the move, you’ll scavenge bodies and resource crates risking that with each detour the rats are getting closer...

- XCOM meets Darkest Dungeon as Shardpunk: Verminfall combines turn-based tactical battles with the hard choices made at the bunker.
- Grid-based levels that are open for exploration and full of tactical possibilities while you run from the endless hordes of rats.
- A motley crew of characters to build your team, each one with unique abilities, equipment, perks, and shortcomings that affect their mates.
- Steampunk arsenal and technologies to use in battle that also requires mending and cooling, so they don’t backfire on you in the middle of the fight.
- Variety of resources to scavenge, upgrades to unlock, and equipment to craft.
- Detailed pixel art visuals that set the victorian mood and feast your eyes with fusion-core explosions.


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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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