For anyone out there that hasn’t seen a Godzilla or Pacific Rim flick, Kaiju (“strange beast”) is a Japanese movie genre featuring giant…you guessed it…strange beasts. The term kaiju refers to the behemoths usually depicted while attacking major cities and engaging the military in a disastrous battles that leave cities in ruins. The 1954 film “Godzilla” is commonly regarded as the first kaiju movie.
The new indie game Kaiju Wars is a new take on the genre that blends stylish pixel art graphics with engaging turn-based tactical gameplay that will surely draw the attention of aficionados of games like Into the Breach.
In the game, you can construct buildings and defend your city with cannon-fodder tanks, jets, and more as the devastating kaiju grow in power with every attack. Your chief scientist is working on an anti-monster serum, but it’s not ready yet! Be prepared to evacuate the laboratory using transport trucks, boats, or planes when the monster gets too close. Fight for time, fight for survival!
You can also play as the Kaiju with friends in a special local hot seat VERSUS multiplayer mode (or online via Steam RemotePlay) for certain missions. One player plays as the Kaiju, using abilities, moving the Kaiju, and playing dark project cards. The other player plays as the humans (as usual), trying to stop the Kaiju. Who will win this titanic struggle? Hard to say, as this mode is still being balanced! Unlock additional versus missions by playing through the campaign.
Twitch viewers can now take part in the destruction as a selection of comments that appear directly in-game when certain events happen. For example, typing “!bad NOT MY CABBAGES!” will display “NOT MY CABBAGES!” in-game when a bad event happens, like a building being destroyed. Check the in-game options menu to enable Twitch integration.
Kaiju Key Features:
Command the army!
We need more time! – Park tanks and jets in the monster’s path to slow it down.
Construct buildings! – Build some sacrificial army bases and airfields just to keep them busy.
Deploy experimental weapons! – Conventional weapons aren’t enough; construct experimental weapons such as freeze rays and transforming mechas to keep the kaiju at bay.
Fight the KAIJU!
A multitude of unique creatures! – Each specializing in different types of destruction.
They mutate! – Tremble in fear as they grow stronger and gain devastating abilities.
Unstoppable! – Kaiju can’t be killed, but can only be slowed down and forced to fall back… for now…
Predictable! – They usually move towards the nearest building, and your scientists have analyzed their progress.
Uncover the Mystery – Strange things are happening: frequent volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Find out why during an 8+ hour story-based campaign.
Let the full-scale war begin! – Play missions from all over the world as you progress through the varied campaigns. Test your wits in tactical puzzles, command dozens of units in large-scale scenarios, and fend off repeated attacks while trying to boost your city economy in city defense missions.
Upgrade your ACES – Veteran ACE units accompany you throughout your campaign. Spend medals to upgrade their stats.
Customize your Project Deck – Unlock powerful Project cards, customize your deck and bring your best to compete on the online leaderboard!
Create your own battles!
Create your own city or scenario – Simple and easy to use, scenarios can be crafted in minutes using the drag and drop map editor
Share your creations online – Share your cities or maps online using Steam Workshop integration
Compete with other players! – Gain the top spot on the Weekly Challenge leaderboards.