September 12th, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Cannon Brawl was showcased at PAX and looks to be a very interesting take on strategy games. Crossing some of the tried and tested mechanics from the Worms series with elements of tower defence and a nice dash of artillery styled game thrown in over the top. All making for a very interesting take on RTS, be sure to check out the PAX trailer below and judge it for yourself it does indeed look to be an interesting take on the genre.
Cannon Brawl is from Turtle Sandbox, an independent studio founded in 2011 by Pete Angstadt after winning the Activation independent games competition with Dstroyd (now renamed to Cannon Brawl). The graphics styling looks very interesting taking a heavily cartoon feel to the game, making for a very interesting aesthetic.
Cannon Brawl will include a single player campaign that is largely to be implemented to teach the game mechanics along side telling an exciting story, which is expect to span around 20 levels. The first level infact has you playing as a baron in an airship to rescue your friend from the kings jail, which just sounds to be the makings for a great level in the game. Also it will feature a great multiplayer which looks to be the main heart of this game as you battle against others to prove dominance in strategy and planning.
Cannon Brawl will include the ability to alter your loadouts prior to the game allowing for more tactical play along with creating your own personal play style which adds another great dimension to the game.
The graphic styling and the awesome level design really make Cannon Brawl one to watch as an upcoming strategy game. I am sure for all the people who played it at PAX the gameplay was great fun and it looks to take some great ideas from a few games and mix them into something new.
Cannon Brawl is still in development and is billed for a PC, Xbox and PS3 release. You can follow the progress on Turtle Sandbox’s site here or IndieDB here. Of course all the news will be covered right here on The Indie Game Magazine so be sure to check back soon as the story breaks.