Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire
, a tactical turn-based RPG from Whale Hammer Games
, is now available on Windows, Mac and Linux via Steam, GOG and the Humble Store. Set on a world fallen into a medieval dark age after the collapse of a spacefaring civilization, players guide Tahira, the 20-year-old princess of Avestan, on the most challenging night of her life as she fights to save her people from the genocidal Astral empire. Most players will complete the game in about 10 hours, providing a near real-time experience.
Players will control up to 20 characters at a time in large-scale battles, but guerilla warfare tactics are essential for survival, as the Astral Empire has a far greater number of soldiers than Tahira's forces. Characters must utilize the environment to level the battlefield by stealthily approaching enemies, taking cover and knocking foes off cliffs and rooftops. Every skirmish is an integral part of the story. There are no filler fights, as each one has the specific purpose of advancing the plot. Battles take place in massive environments and feature multiple stages ranging from three-part defenses of towns to rescuing trapped Avestan citizens.