Factsheet

Developer:
Stray Basilisk
International team, UK and USA

Release date:
TBA

Platforms:
Mac / Windows / Linux

Website:
straybasilisk.com

Press / Business contact:
jason@straybasilisk.com

Social:
twitter.com/StrayBasilisk
discord.gg/Y3fgTXC

Description

In Steamhounds, the player takes control of a team of steampunk mercenaries, doing the dirty work of the shady factions who vye for control of a once-great industrial city.

Assemble a team and build up their strength by deploying them on missions to infiltrate, steal, and eliminate their targets. Challenge your friends in competitive team-vs-team battles, or attempt to climb the online leaderboards in ranked matches.

History

Steamhounds started in late 2015 as a prototype developed by programmer Jason Davey. The primary inspirations were Final Fantasy X and X-COM, and the prototype explored the idea of combining JRPG-style combat with a system of "stances", which allow characters to react to events occurring in the battle when it is not their active turn.

Seeing the potential in this prototype Jason sought collaborators, and in 2016 Paul Sim and Andrew Trahan joined the team in order to help develop it into a complete game. Since then, the game mechanics and theme have evolved into its current incarnation as Steamhounds - a steampunk-themed, PvP-focused, turn-based combat game.

In late 2017 development reached a point where the core of the game had mostly solidified, and the team released a public alpha/playtest demo. They are currently working on refining this core in response to playtest feedback, and fleshing out the game's surrounding content.

Features

  • A mash-up of traditional JRPG and tactical/grid-based combat
  • With an innovative Stance system, you don't stand idle between turns - set up powerful combos and chain-reactions, and attempt to dismantle those of your opponent
  • Adopt a formation before you fight, and adapt to the changing tides of battle
  • Live, competitive online play. Fight for your faction, or for personal glory
  • Build up your mercenary crew, take on missions, and uncover dark truths about the city and its inhabitants
  • Stylish pixel art characters in a 3D world

Videos

Steamhounds Alpha Gameplay Footage YouTube

Interviews:

  • Steamhounds Developer Interview w/ Excessively Average Gamers - YouTube
  • Indie Showcase w/ CodyMarshmallow - YouTube
  • Turn-Based PvP Design w/ Game Wisdom - YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos (plus a few extra) as .zip (37.9MB)
steamhounds-screen1.png
steamhoundsFormationSelect.gif
steamhoundsAttackTargeting.gif
steamhounds-screen3.png
steamhounds-screen5.png
steamhoundsCharacterSummary.gif

If you would like additional images, or have specific requests, feel free to contact us!


download logo files as .zip (491KB)
logo (square)
logo (text)
cover
button

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for the "Best Multiplayer Game" category at DreamHack Atlanta 2018


The Team

Jason Davey
Programming, Game Design

Paul Sim
Music / Composition, Game Design

Andrew Trahan
SFX / Sound Design, Game Design


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks