Mech Marines is a strategic game inspired by Metal Marines (SNES, 1993 by Namco Bandai Games). Build up your island with unique buildings. Defend it at all cost. Attack your opponent with missiles and figure out a leak in the defense to destroy the enemy's bases with your Mech Marines. Equip them with various weapons.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We would like to involve the players in the development of Mech Marines and improve the overall quality of the game based on the feedback we receive. While the game is already playable, there is still room for improvements and fine-tuning.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Unfortunately, at this time it is difficult to say how long the development will take. Questions about the current state and planned features will be answered gladly in the forums.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There will be a little singleplayer campaign and some new features and game elements. We also plan to support additional languages and basic controller support.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, players can play in 1 vs. 1 multiplayer matches or against a computer controlled opponent in the singleplayer skirmish mode. The game is fully playable but you may encounter some errors from time to time. A few gameplay elements are still missing.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Depending on the complexity of the new game elements and features we are going to add, it is possible that the price will increase slightly when the game is released.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will continually inform the community about planned changes and our decisions. These can be discussed and debated in the community forums or in the appropriate comment sections. We are also pleased to receive your feedback, criticism or suggestions for improvement!”
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March 5

It's over...

Hello everybody!

After almost 3 years of silence I wanted to be honest with you and let you know that Mech Marines has officially been abandoned and will be removed from the store soon...

There are multiple reasons for that. Some of them are personal but there has also been a lack of free time and motivation. Please keep in mind that we are just two guys who have made this in their free time after their full time jobs. And as life is, there are ups and downs. We have waited for so long because there was still hope that we could continue development one day.

Those who already own the game will still be able to play it and the multiplayer part will keep working because it's peer to peer and there are no dedicated servers involved. You may also request a refund via Steam.

Some have said that we just took the money and run. There was indeed a time where we were short on money and said that Mech Marines didn't make enough. That was because we were a little bit in despair. Apart from this, we have never really been after the money. But of course we also had that big dream of becoming an independent game studio..you need money to live, right? ;)

To give you some facts: We were working on it for almost 4 years, 3-4 evenings/nights a week (4-7 hours, after the full time job), of course with some breaks now and then. The price was 8€ for the EU but not for other countries because of the money rate and regional prices. Often, we only got 2$ per copy. The overall income is somewhere between 4000 and 6000$ I think (it's hard to tell because the ownership was transferred from one of us to the other and it was a different account with a counter starting from 0). Depending on the country this equals to 1-3 monthly wages. Divide it by 2 and this isn't really a fortune.

Having said that, we are really sorry that it had to end this way and we would like to thank you for your understanding and for your support (especially in the beginning)!

Best regards,
Michael
ByteTrail Software
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About This Game

Mech Marines is a strategic game inspired by Metal Marines (SNES, 1993 by Namco Bandai Games).

Build up your island with unique buildings. Defend it at all cost. Attack your opponent with missiles and figure out a leak in the defense to destroy the enemy's bases with your Mech Marines. Equip them with various weapons. Play online against your friends.

Key features

  • Fast and action-packed gameplay
  • 12 unique buildings provide a simple and fast gameplay with many strategic possibilities
  • 3 different types of Mech Marines
  • Multiplayer (1 vs 1)
  • Server list and lobby
  • Multiple maps with various islands and settings

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 600 MB available space

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