Developer Strategy Forge and publisher Jujubee have announced their new title, Punk Wars, which is a single-player and combat-heavy 4X turn-based strategy title where steam, steel, atom, and diesel-punk corporations duke it out for global supremacy. This is because the world has been struck by a global cataclysm and civilization as we currently know it has vanished from Earth. However, this means that lawlessness and war is now something the remaining people of Earth must deal with, and that means you have must Explore, Expand, Exploit, and Exterminate.
Players will become a leader of the “mesianic steampunk, tenebrous dieselpunk, militaristic steelpunk or technocratic atompunk” and do what they have to to ensure their faction’s victory. You will also explore the ruins of the previous civilization and look for precious resources like water. You will encounter hostile nomads and do your best to build up your civilization by developing your scientific, industrial, and military infrastructure.
You will also have to grow and rule your population by carefully monitoring them and ensuring that they are provided for. You will have to plan ahead but also leave some space for when a random event strikes. When it comes down to it you will also have to engage in turn-based combat that will apparently “put your tactical thinking to the test.”
If you’re interested in checking out Punk Wars, you can wishlist it on Steam here. Punk Wars will release later this year in 2021.
This is a pretty interesting announcement. 4X games have always interested me but I’ve never really gotten into one. Stellaris was the closest but there was something about it that turned me off. Do I think that Punk Wars will draw me in? No, but as with all 4X titles with a decent budget I will definitely wait for reviews and see if it’s worth putting on my ‘acquire on a deep sale’ wishlist eventually.
What do you think of this announcement? Are you interested in playing a post-apocalyptic 4X title? Which faction interests you the most? Let us know in the comments!