Moonbreaker official artwork for the miniature-based tactics game

[Update]: With its very first major update, Moonbreaker has removed all of its monetization!

After spending quite a few years deep underwater, Subnautica studio Unknown Worlds Entertainment have now decided to do something a little bit different with Moonbreaker. So instead of an exploration game, Moonbreaker is a character-focused and turn-based strategy heavily influenced by tabletop tactics games.

The most unique thing about Moonbreaker is that all of your characters are adorable little miniatures in action poses that you can, in true tabletop fashion, painstakingly paint in order to have them look exactly as awesome (or as awful) as you want. How exactly this works, as well as what Moonbreaker looks like in terms of gameplay, that you can check out through the trailer below:

Before you get too excited, it's important to mention that Moonbreaker has only just launched into Early Access and is thus still unfinished. When it comes to content, this initial version has brought with it both multiplayer and singleplayer modes, along with 38 Crew to collect along the way. Future updates will, unsurprisingly, bring with it more characters, maps, gameplay features and game modes, as well as the usual assortment of cosmetics and quality-of-life improvements to spruce everything up. All of this will take between one and two years, so if you're looking for a fully polished and fully balanced game, you might want to give the Moonbreaker team a bit more time before diving in.

Either way, you can learn more about Moonbreaker and its plans for the future over at Steam. Enjoy!

Moonbreaker Subnautica studio's miniature tactics game screenshot of figure painting

Moonbreaker Subnautica studio's miniature tactics game screenshot of a character up close