Landfall Games, the team behind Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, has just released Landfall Archives for free today. It is a completely free collection of “every project Landfall and friends have worked on since 2016”, according to the new Steam page.
A new gameplay trailer for Landfall Archives reveals there are 22 prototypes available. The collection includes a grab bag of unreleased games, demos, and an unreleased version of Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. You can watch the full trailer on the Landfall Games YouTube channel:
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator remains an absolutely hilarious and inventive game that perfectly balances freedom with strategy. The physics and art design are both playful, and the mechanics make the most of a simple premise.
Now that TABS has proven to be very successful, it would be a real treat to see what could have been. It’s probably Landfall Games’ most popular title, although the rest of their library continued to implement zany, physics-based action.
So, TABS is surely the highlight that will get fans to try out some of the little gems tucked away in Landfall Archives.
After so many years of Landfall Games, this is a terrific idea. Unreleased games and demos would be very popular from just about any studio. It would be great if other studios were encouraged to follow suit. Of course, the fun tone of Landfall Games is helpful in letting fans enjoy even their most incomplete work.
But it will be rewarding for longtime fans to get more insight about the studio, including their process, ideas, and evolution over the years. Also, the devs finally get to show off a lot of hard work, so it’s a win-win. And since it’s free, it feels like a celebration of the fans, too.
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