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Take on the commanding role for an advanced special weapons and tactics team. Tactical Squad: SWAT Stories places great focus on realism, drawing not only from the rich history of tactical games, but also real-life situations where deployment of similar units was necessary. Your squad members communicate with each other, respond to situations, and combat hostiles. Make sure you issue the correct orders but be aware that you'll be in the middle of the action performing many tasks yourself!


As a highly-trained operator and member of a key tactical unit, you and your people will be sent on a number of highly dangerous missions. As active participants of these operations, you and your agents will also see some intricate events unfold in front of your very eyes. Become the witness of conspiracies, criminal activities, and some very dangerous games. Your real enemies may just be where you least expect them...

Gear & Units


There is of course no chance of clearing objectives without the right resources, both in terms of people and equipment. Make sure your squad consists of the right specialists, depending on what you're looking to accomplish. But where would they be without their highly specialized devices? Have your SWAT officers gear up using top-quality equipment, with three different categories among them:

Weapons:

  • semi-automatic pistols
  • submachine guns
  • automatic rifles
  • shotguns
  • as well as an array of non-lethal measures

Apparel:

  • combat uniforms
  • Kevlar vests
  • riot shields
  • helmets
  • comm units

Accessories:

  • grenades
  • high explosives
  • first aid
  • drones
  • hacking devices
  • and other useful electronic gadgets


Every situation you and your squad end up in requires careful assessment if you want to bring everyone back to headquarters in one piece. Pay attention to the briefing and study whatever intel you get before you set out to complete the mission. Tactical Squad is set in a number of different settings, from offices to industrial compounds to even a sprawling old mansion. It is up to you to know the paths for your team to take, the available cover and the potential hazards in the form of armed hostiles and innocent bystanders. Always be aware of your surroundings or suffer the consequences.


Be sure to know what you're doing, but more importantly – know why you're doing it. The game features missions with a number of different objectives:

  • eliminating bloodthirsty terrorists,
  • capturing ruthless criminals,
  • rescuing vulnerable hostages,
  • recovering valuable intel,
  • clearing key locations of hostiles.

Use your tactical wit to the best of your abilities. Don't leave anything up to chance by using a special system of order queuing to ensure a smooth sequence of actions among your units. Embark on missions as a solo operative or with the assistance of your friends in co-op mode.

Keep your head down and keep it clear but press on and complete that mission. A good strategy is the key to succeeding in Tactical Squad.

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Indie of the Year Awards
Best Upcoming

2023 COUNTDOWN


Welcome to the Players Choice: Best Upcoming Indies of 2023. The following games have been voted on by IndieDB's community from the Top 100 upcoming nominees, and represent the games those voters are most excited for in the next year and beyond.




Minimalist and relaxing survival builder perfect for short gaming sessions. Rebuild and manage your realm, collect resources and decide the fate of your people. Explore the darkness and unveil the secrets of the black monoliths to bring back light to the world.


9TH PLACE

PUNT


PUNT is a first person puzzle platformer running on the Source Engine. Using the E.M.M.A., navigate the puzzles of Harmonics and overcome obstacles of increasing complexity! With Steam Workshop support, puzzles are virtually endless!


8TH PLACE

ALTERA

From: Vulkanic


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ALTERA is a faction based military survival sandbox. Recruit & hack units! Gather resources & gear. Become the troop commander & lead your troop to victory!


7TH PLACE

Starship Simulator

From: Fleetyard



Starship Simulator is a true work of passion, born of many a childhood dream to experience what it would truly be like to live and work on a massive deep space exploration vessel, just like the ones you see depicted in classic science fiction. A dream of walking among the stars, exploring distant worlds, and answering one of mankind's oldest questions... what awaits us in the great unknown?


6TH PLACE

First Dwarf


First Dwarf is an immersive action RPG with base building elements, which will test your survival and exploration skills in a fantasy open world, sprawling on islands floating in the sky.



D.O.R.F. Real-Time Strategic Conflict is an RTS game for PC, currently in development, taking inspiration from classic RTS games of the 90’s, while also expanding on the genre with new and innovative mechanics. The game will feature land, air and sea combat, and will have three unique factions to play as.



Take on the commanding role for an advanced special weapons and tactics team. Tactical Squad: SWAT Stories places great focus on realism, drawing not only from the rich history of tactical games, but also real-life situations where deployment of similar units was necessary. Your squad members communicate with each other, respond to situations, and combat hostiles. Make sure you issue the correct orders but be aware that you'll be in the middle of the action performing many tasks yourself!



3RD PLACE


Used Cars Simulator - trade used or stolen cars, fix and customize them, drive around, and explore the open world! Grow your business, complete quests, and have fun with a physics-based sandbox!


2ND PLACE

Kiyo

From: Pixel Rats



Stealthy pixel art platform-adventure set in a satyrical world dominated by power-hungry bunnies. Help Kiyo and his friends restore the balance of his world.



No suprizes here, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series from GSC is very popular on our sites, and the next installment which has been a long time coming is eagerly anticipated. Can't wait to see what GSC serves up this time around, as we reenter the vast Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and face all of its dangerous enemies, deadly anomalies and powerful artifacts.


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Congratulations to every winner in the Player's Choice: Best Upcoming Indies of 2023! Further congratulations are in order for every indie game that was nominated and participated in voting. With the Best Upcoming Indies announced, the final Indie of the Year results will go live on December 28.

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