strategy role playing game we are the caretakers Developer Heart Shaped Games announced that it will be leaving Early Access and launching for the Xbox Series X and PC via Steam on January 6, 2023.
Heart Shaped Games, for the previously announced Xbox One version told gematsu, “An Xbox One version is unlikely to be available at launch. We want to make sure it is optimized before release. We are focused on Steam 1.0 and Xbox Series X in the short term.
we are the caretakers First launching in Early Access for PC via Steam on April 22nd, 2021.
Here’s an overview of the game via the Steam page:
we are the caretakers is an afrofuturist squad management rpg. Assemble a secret faction of Defenders in a squad-building system inspired by monster war, darkest dungeon, black PantherAnd xcom, Protect the endangered animals your world depends on in strategic turn-based combat. Define your approach to global resistance by balancing your reputation, wealth, research, animals and alliances.
we are the caretakers is an exciting new type of strategy game, combining Squad Building, RTS-with-POWER, Narrative, and Turn-Based JRPG Combat into an exciting campaign. The game introduces players to an original sci-fi universe with nuanced characters, gritty dark narrative, deep mysteries, layered unit management challenges, and escalating conflicts that have no easy or complete solutions. It is developed by a critically acclaimed and diverse team consisting of IGF nominated, ex-Microsoft and ex-Blizzard developers.
- afrofuturist universe – Former Blizzard artist Anthony Jones’ breathtaking Afrofuturist style and signature character designs bring a new sci-fi world to life.
- prestige system – Every action taken in the world affects how others view the Caretaker. Are they scared of you? Or will they support your quest to protect the endangered Roan and decide the fate of the world?
- turn based encounters – Balance force with diplomacy in an innovative turn-based combat system. Live with the consequences as you deal with the dirty reality of animal protection.
- squad building – Assemble up to nine squads from over 100 characters with diverse traits, weaknesses, abilities and personalities. Train and upgrade your Caretaker in over 30 unique job classes.
- expand your headquarters – Meet leaders, research techs and recruit allies in your science-fiction headquarters. Balance their conflicting demands to save our world.
- dark narrative – The people outside your squad matter just as much as the rangers you deploy on each map. Follow a sobering narrative from devastating loss through hope for a better future.
- technology tree – From field-level technology upgrades to large-scale speculative research and development, your technology decisions have a global impact.
- you get a baby run – It will snooze against your bed long after it’s too big to do so reasonably. It’s adorable.
Watch a new trailer below.