Indie Tactical RPG To Turn Comic Con Into A War-Torn Battlefield

By Ishaan . July 16, 2013 . 11:20am

An upcoming indie game aims to turn Comic Con into a tactical RPG, complete with cosplaying attendees and the like. Comic Conquest will take place in a “giant comic and sci-fi convention” where attendees have been transformed into the characters they’re dressed up as, and their plastic weapons into the real thing.


Attendees then do battle on the show floor, which has been turned into a battlefield, and a war between different factions breaks out. Players can form guilds and fight for their survival (and swag, says developer Sleepy Giant).


Comic Conquest will feature work from comic book artist Jeff Matsuda, whose work you may recognize from the Jackie Chan Adventures and The Batman cartoons. In the realm of comics, Matsuda has worked on X-Men, Batman, Wolverine, The Avengers and more.


Comic Conquest will be available across web, mobile and tablet platforms in Q4 2013. It will be a free-to-play game. You can sign up here to get early access to the web version, as well as a bonus item (steak knives) when the game launches.


Image: Comic Conquest Facebook page.


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  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu


    Really now?

  • This sounds like a blast. Taking my favorite genre of RPG and mixing it with one of my favorite sort of events to go take part in… Wow! I definitely want in on this game. It also helps that the artist has done nothing, but amazing work in the past, so that adds to it as well!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Well that’s quite the twist to the usual medieval or sci-fi fantasy settings we see for the genre. Sounds pretty cool.

    … But hearing that it’s the combination of F2P, web, and mobile makes me a bit wary… I may give it a shot though.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    That’s a cool concept.

  • ronin4life

    I have pretty much 0 interest in American based media like this.

    Even so, this game is super awesome sounding. I am definatelty interested in seeing how this plays out.

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