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Posted: 3 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Moonbreaker is a strategy game that plays like a physical tabletop game. Using hand-painted figures you fight opponents in tactical turn-based battles in a new universe created by bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. It has the detailed painting, customisation, and world-building of tabletop games like Warhammer, but with simpler rules and gameplay actions, making it a more approachable starting point for new players.

You're given a selection of figurine characters from the three classes; Crew, Assists, and Captains. Each of these you can either paint or pick a premade design, to create a team of up to six characters. They are then used in strategic turn-based battles against an opposing force in high-stakes cargo runs and other challenges. As you progress, you unlock new figures which you can add to your team to hone the perfect combination of abilities.

The gameplay mixes tactical battle choices and customisation of your figures. During each turn you move one of your pieces to any highlighted location and perform an attack or action. Each of the three classes serves a different purpose in combat, like setting up attacks for others on your team, damaging opponents, or defending. The figurine painting, may seem like a novelty, but actually replicates this central part of the hobby and offers a surprisingly compelling and varied way to make each piece matter to the player; from different types of paint to multiple application techniques, offering a surprising level of customisation.

The result is a game that combines strategic skilful gameplay with highly detailed customisation options to create a fun experience that rewards practice and tactics while still being accessible to newer players and allowing each person to play how they choose.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/09/2022

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Collecting, Fighting, Role-Play, Strategy and Traversal

Pieces: Figures

Developer: Unknown Worlds (@UnknownWorlds)

 

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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. Alongside dedicated single-player content, you can play against a computer player, or online against another player.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The level of detail in the game's system and the creativity involved in painting your figures appeals to older children, and there is also a significant level of skill required.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
 

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
 
You can buy packs of random characters which you can then use in battle, but you can also unlock these all through regular gameplay.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Moonbreaker Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@UnknownWorlds) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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