After a successful Kickstarter in January, the developers of Dieselpunk Wars has moved forward with a sped up release of the free Prologue. Dieselpunk Wars is being developed by Image Power and Roasted Games while Image Power and PlayWay are publishing the title.
In Dieselpunk Wars players have access to roughly 270 different elements to build creative and unique machines for battle action in an open world. As players progress through various missions their pool of available parts will expand.
The environment in the game allows players to use it to their advantage with realistic physics and building destruction. With the game’s engine, every single missile can be tracked, its trajectory calculated and even be destroyed by a ricochet if it hits the targets armor at the right angle. Vehicles themselves can be destroyed in all sorts of fun fashions. Flooded, crushes, set on fire or cut in half are just a few ways to end another machine.
Other features of the game include no microtransactions. An open and explorable world offers challenges and elements for players to find and discover. A creative mode allows players to design and build whatever their imagination can create.
Originally scheduled to come with the release of the full game, the free prologue has seen some changes. From provided community feedback, the user interface has been improved with more parts categories added for better organization and legibility. Some control panels were hidden and the main menu was refreshed. In other words building and designing machines is now simpler.
On the Image Power YouTube channel there is a series of videos that show and discuss time-lapsed construction and design of various vehicles. Below is one such video that shows the creation of a torpedo bomber.
Image Power S.A. was created in 2019 as a result of a cooperation between Paweł Graniak, Marcin Zaleński and PlayWay S.A. a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed company. Graniak is the founder of the first Polish school of concept of art and digital painting and Zaleński is a previous co-founder and shareholder of Movie Games S.A. that is also listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
PlayWay S.A. (@Play_Way Twitter) is the second largest producer and publisher of video games in Poland and one of the top in Europe. Founded in 2011 by Krzysztof Kostowski with a goal to build games for all platforms, the company since has released over 70 games for the world marketplace.