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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: ‘Riftgate’

Riftgate (GL)

This time the spotlight will be shining on Riftgate, a strategical coffee-break affair of territorial conquest. Let’s help it escape the cold, lonely emptiness of Greenlight limbo!

Riftgate is a sci-fi tactical war game about territory and control. You can play through an entire battle on your coffee break and the game map is different each time you play.

While I’m all for large, world-spanning skirmishes, sometimes it can be fun to play something a bit more compact, ya know? That and, let’s face it, not everyone can / will want to spend hours upon hours smashing the AI with a gazillion units across the galaxy. This, from what I’ve seen, is where Riftgate just might truly shine. And I’m not just saying ‘might’ because the game isn’t out yet, but… I can’t shake that nagging feeling of an experienced boiled down too much, to the point where it becomes too simplistic for its own good. The developer does after all emphasize the fact that there’ll be “almost no stats, numbers or complex upgrade trees: instead combat is all about careful positioning, map coverage and using the map’s topology to your advantage”, which can be both a blessing and a curse. But at the same time, mention is also made of things like diplomacy and resource management, so… yeah. Time will tell if they can pull it off.

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Riftgate still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s not out just yet, but should be soon-ish. So, how about visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’ if you like what you see? Remember: your vote could make all the difference!

Riftgate Greenlight Trailer

Watch this video on YouTube.