Overland (video game)

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Overland
Overland Steam Cover Art.jpg
Steam cover art
Developer(s)Finji
Publisher(s)Finji
Platform(s)iOS, Linux, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
ReleaseSeptember 19, 2019 (2019-09-19)
Genre(s)Strategy
Mode(s)Single-player

Overland is a strategy video game by Finji. It was released in September 2019 for iOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One, October 2019 for macOS platforms.

Gameplay[edit]

The player navigates a survivor, a dog, and their car, through turn-based tactical scenarios in a post-apocalyptic world.[1]

The objective of the game is to reach California on an across the country road trip. There are currently 7 biomes: the East Coast, the Woodlands, the Grasslands, the Mountains, the Desert, the Basin, and the Reef.

Development[edit]

Inspirations for the game include X-COM, The Banner Saga, and Dead of Winter: A Cross Roads Game.[1]

Overland was released on September 19, 2019, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One platforms. Early version of the game were available through Itch.io. The developer also plans an iOS release.[1]

Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

The game was nominated for the Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award at the SXSW Gaming Awards.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hall, Charlie (August 29, 2019). "Overland, a turn-based tactics game with very good dogs, launches in September". Polygon. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Overland for Switch Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Overland for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Moyer, Phillip (October 4, 2019). "Apple Arcade: 'Overland' Review – Tense but Tedious". TouchArcade. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Stapleton, Dan (September 24, 2019). "Overland Review". IGN. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Tran, Edmond (January 16, 2020). "Overland Review - Road Trip From Hell". GameSpot. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  7. ^ Greer, Sam (September 24, 2019). "OVERLAND REVIEW". PC Gamer. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Lloyd, David (September 29, 2019). "Overland (Switch) Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  9. ^ Reseigh-Lincoln, Dom (September 22, 2019). "Overland Review (Switch eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  10. ^ Grayshadow (February 17, 2020). "2020 SXSW Gaming Awards Nominees Revealed". NoobFeed. Retrieved February 18, 2020.

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