Cantata is a character-based turn based tactical wargame that draws inspiration from Advance Wars, Simcity and Civilization where three factions fight to control territory and eliminate each other.
The turn based tactical warfare of Cantata takes place on Shoal, an abandoned colony planet that harbours a dangerous secret which may turn the tide in a war ravaging between mankind, aliens and sentient machines. You are a Commanding Officer in charge of building an infrastructure and military force capable of crushing your opponents and claiming the planet as your own.
Cantata will be playable in online and local multiplayer or in a single-player campaign mode. There is a choice of nine different commanding officers to choose from, each with their own unique campaign, a unique special ability and each belonging to one of the three factions (Aliens, Human and Machines). Players can either win by destroying their opponent’s bases or by holding the most territory for the longest amount of time during the match.
It’s a promising game that looks to blend the simplicity of the combat and production in Advance Wars with the empire building of Civilization. The isometric pixel art visuals look great and the UI looks nice and easy to get to grips with. Sign up for the Alpha to stake your claim on the planet of Shoal.