Crash-landed in the universe of Cantata, will you expand your empire or bring peace to the war torn planet? Grow your army, manage resources and discover the colourful planet of Shoal, its people, and the armed forces overrunning this land in this genre-defining Grand Tactics game.
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Mixed (109) - 66% of the 109 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 15, 2023

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“The subtle world-building achieved by conversations that are somehow both terse and characterful creates a singular concoction that I confess I am utterly enamoured with.”
PC Gamer

“Cantata is bringing strategy to the stars, layering gorgeous, suitably otherworldly art over crunchy, immensely satisfying tactical gameplay.”
4/5 – WePC

“[Cantata's early access] suggests that there's going to be another top tier indie launch coming very soon.”
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About This Game

A rebellion has broken out disrupting the military force controlling the galaxy titled the 111th Reign of Humanity and Prosper, a swarm of robots calling themselves the “Unified Spirit” have risen up against the shackles of their human masters with the dream of a better world. The final stand is taking place on the unexplored planet of Shoal, where legends, Gods and creatures of the shadows meet reality… unknown to humans or robots, the planet itself has awoken - and its people are fighting to save it.

Play as a Commanding Officer for each faction as you work your way through the campaign to uncover the planet, crush the rebellion or to create a better world. Manage your resources, troops and capture regions across the planet's surface. Be careful of your choices, it is not only the enemy forces you must watch out for but the treacherous planet itself.


Cantata takes you to a far off planet filled with vibrant colours, striking characters and a unique soundtrack that seems to echo through the galaxy. Each chapter of the campaign plays through as unique stand alone stories allowing you to uncover the history of each faction. Each map holds secrets for players to uncover which can aid you across the campaign - you’ll need to do effective recon to determine the best approach in battle. Beware though, the planet of Shoal isn't one to let you idly move across its surface. Just like any other faction, the planet itself takes a turn every round, giving it the ability to fight back against the war on its surface with weather, fauna, and other mysteries.


Combining elements from Grand Strategy titles with the small-scale skirmishes of classic Tactics games, in Cantata you’ll start with a small base of operations and crucial few units, and then bring your grand strategic vision to life by building new structures, managing your regions, and expanding your army. As your presence on the planet Shoal grows you’ll be keeping a close eye on not only the empire you’ve built but also growing threats across the map.


Every single campaign map has been made with the exact same tool you’ll have access to in game. You have the full suite of options in your hands to make amazing tactical strategy maps. And if you get bored of our units, you can import your own custom units and terrains and make your own fully custom maps to share with everyone else in Steam Workshop. From small-sided skirmishes to epic, planet-sized conflicts, what kind of story do you want to create?


With both local and online multiplayer you can challenge friends and strangers across scenarios hand made using our modding tools or in our existing maps. Claim regions, out-manoeuvre your enemies, and surprise them with your unexpected ambushes. Cut off their supply lines, or meet them head-on at the front of battle. The choice is yours.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 5th Generation Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 5th Generation Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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