The Far Frontier offers a clever blend of match 3 puzzling and real time strategy as you engage in one-on-one battles where you send forth troops by clicking on clusters of matching tiles.
In The Far Frontier you take control of a small army that’s washed ashore on a strange new land. You must explore the ands and expand your colony as you attempt to build a new empire. However, the land is full of deadly creatures, such as huge spiders, immortal elves and fire-breathing dragons, all of which are a threat to your fledgling colony.
During battles you face off against an army of creatures, and must attempt to destroy the fort while protecting your own. At the bottom of the screen is a large grid of tiles what both players work from, taking it in turns to choose a cluster of tiles to unleash on the battlefield. The different types of tiles correspond to different types up unit, each of which has strengths and weaknesses, and the larger the cluster of matching tiles you select, the more units you unleash. It’s a fun system that allows for fast paced bouts of strategic warfare as you attempt to select as big a cluster of your preferred type of unit as possible, whilst preventing your opponent from being able to select a large cluster on the next turn.
After each battle you’ll return to your camp where you can use the cash earned in battle to purchase new buildings and upgrades that will make your units more formidable in battle. As you progress you’ll be able to give your units better training, forge more powerful weaponry, research new technology, earn magic and even tame ancient dragons to aid you in battle.
It’s a fun game that combines casual match 3 tile based gameplay with real time strategy in a high fantasy setting to create an addictive and easily accessible take on the strategy genre. We have 60 The Far Frontier Steam Early Access keys to give away! To enter, just carry out any of the actions in the widget below, any action earns an entry into the raffle. Winners will be notified on Thursday. Good luck!