Into the Breach screenshot of a tank doing a bombardment attack

[Update]: Four years after launch, indie strategy game Into the Breach has just added a ton of free new content.

Into the Breach is a newly released turn-based strategy game from the developers behind FTL. It gives you control of a variety of powerful mechs, each of which can be customized to fit your preferred playstyle, with which you will need to fight off alien swarms across a vast array of levels. More importantly, all of the enemy moves are telegraphed ahead of time, so whether you win or lose is going to be entirely up to you!

You can get a good glimpse at what all of this looks like in-game through the recently posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it'll quickly let you know whether Into the Breach is the type of game you'd enjoy or not:

I haven't had the time to play Into the Breach myself, but an overly-critical friend of mine did, and he has been raving about it for the better part of the day. That, combined with the overwhelmingly positive reviews on both Steam and GOG, is painting quite an impressive picture of Into the Breach for me. I obviously can't recommend it to you since I haven't actually played it yet, but what I will recommend is that you at least check it out because it's not often that an indie game gets this much recognition!

Speaking of which, you can learn more about Into the Breach by heading over to either the official websiteSteam or GOG. If you decide to grab yourself a copy, it is worth mentioning that you will also get a free copy of FTL which can be gifted to someone else if you already own it. Not a bad deal, not at all!

And as a final note, let me send you off with a couple of blocky but still charming images:

Into the Breach fighting in the desert

Into the Breach choosing your mech loadout

Into the Breach protecting generators during a mission