Unknown Worlds, the creator of survival hit Subnautica, has announced Moonbreaker, a tabletop digital strategy game in the mold of Warhammer 40,000 – until you can paint your units.
Revealed during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live showcase, the game is set to release on PC and Mac Early Access on September 29 and will see players collecting units, building rosters, painting models and taking them into turn-based battles. .
The hook to all of this is that you can even paint your miniatures, just like you would in a physical tabletop game. The options seem to be plentiful, with dozens of shades and multiple types of brushes to simulate real-world painting. If you don’t want to paint, you can use color schemes created by professional miniature painters.
The universe was co-created with Mistborn and Wheel of Time novelist Brandon Sanderson – who previously said he would like to work on a game like Elden Ring. “Players will fight in various locations across the Reaches – a tiny solar system with moons held in orbit by a rare resource called Cinder,” reads a press release. “Players will also be able to learn more about the world of Moonbreaker and its characters through upcoming audio dramas that will be released closer to its Early Access launch.”
The Early Access version will include over 50 units to collect and combine for your rosters.
Moonbreaker – Gamescom 2022
Subnautica became a much-loved survival experience after its release in 2018. In our 9.1/10 review, we said, “Since Minecraft, I haven’t fallen in love with an open-world survival craft so easily, and in one in many ways, including the gripping story, developer Unknown Worlds has done even better.”