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A wave of civil unrest ravaged the country after a rigged election put President Pablo Escobeer back into power. The government labeled the political opposition as ‘the enemy of the people’ and declared a national emergency to weaken any resistance. The ruthless president killed thousands by abusing his executive powers to use chemical weapons against peaceful protesters and rebels alike.

Your team was sent into the country to help its people to overthrow the corrupt regime. They discovered the location of a factory compound that was rumored to manufacture a deadly gas. After infiltrating the compound, it became very clear that something was off. Help your team of hired guns to stop the chemical attacks and guide them back to safety.

Run For Cover is a turn-based strategy game where you control a team of soldiers trying to escape enemy territory after a mission gone wrong. The team is chased by the enemy and forced to keep moving. The world is procedurally generated and creates unique challenges every time you start a new game. The map is filled with different quest, enemies and distinctive areas. Your soldiers gain experience with every step they take and unlock powerful abilities.

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Update #19

  • entered tank is automatically selected
  • removed tank advance ability when advancing is not possible
  • fixed tooltip for the end turn ability of tanks to reflect that no defense buff is applied
  • reworked guard perk to increase number of attacks while guarding
  • reworked immobilize perk to grant every attack an immobilize debuff
  • unlocked abilities are inserted before end turn ability
  • added new reaper perk that enables your units to regain AP after killing an enemy
  • new skill trees for each soldier
  • fixed a bug where stunned or dead units remained selected


Update #20

  • improved main menu
  • clicking on a character opens up a customization menu
  • customized characters carry over to the main game
  • migrated to a newer version of the Unreal Engine

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Run for Cover - April Update!

Run for Cover - April Update!


A lot has changed since the last major update in February! I added a Load-Out System that enables units to find and equip new gear. The Updated UI replaced...

Play the Prototype of Run for Cover for Free!

Play the Prototype of Run for Cover for Free!


Run For Cover is a unique mix between XCOM and FTL. The prototype is now available for download on itch.io! Play the game for free!

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Run For Cover is a unique mix between XCOM and FTL. You can follow the development on itch.io and play the prototype for free!

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