Craft unique strategies and outmaneuver your foes in TINY METAL, a turn-based Japanese wargame! With new tactical options, you will command over 16 tactically diverse units, flank, assault, deploy heroes from orbital dropships, and focus the firepower of multiple units to even out otherwise disastrous odds.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (13) - 76% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (121) - 75% of the 121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 21, 2017
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June 21

TINY METAL SUMMER SALE 50% OFF!


Hi, everyone! It's the Steam Summer Sale and we've decided to put a discount of 50% on the game. We wanted everyone to get ready for multiplayer which is coming very soon, so if you still have not bought the game, or are thinking of buying one for a friend now would be a great time!
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April 4

TINY METAL @ PAX EAST 2018



The TINY METAL team will be at PAX EAST, held at Boston from the 5-8th of April. You can be one of the first people to try out the beta multiplayer at the publisher's UNTIES booth #10011! We hope to see you there at this fabulous event.

You can follow us also on twitter @tinymetalgame or instagram @tinymetalgame !
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Reviews

“Newcomers to the turn-based strategy genre are likely to have a blast with Tiny Metal all the way through its campaign, though the endgame is no doubt a little restrictive. Old hands to this type of strategy game will find a campaign that wears its influences on its sleeve, but still admirably and respectfully fits right in with them.”
7 – Gamespot

“Tiny Metal’s simplified strategy and delightful tone scratch an itch that has been festering since Nintendo’s Advance Wars series reached a ceasefire in 2008. Battalions of adorable tanks and warplanes engage in a series of turn-based encounters that seem like the opening salvos of an epic tactical war.”
7.25 – Game Informer

“Tiny Metal doesn’t copy the Advance Wars formula — it improves it. The third dimension brings with it a better way to do battle and tell where your enemies are. This change allows the tactical side of combat to flourish in a new way and one anyone who enjoys the Wars games will find it fun.”
8 – Hardcore Gamer

Buzz

"'If Nintendo Won't Make A New Advance Wars, These Guys Will' - It's...well, it's Advance Wars. The cute design, the square tiles, the turn-based combat, the rock-paper-scissors strategy, the cute character art, the branching narrative campaign, the works."
"...one of the best turn-based games we’ve seen in a while..."
- Luke Plunkett, Kotaku

"Developer Area 35 has delivered a game that captures the spirit of the works that inspired it, and one that feels right at home on PC and on the go with Switch." - Justin Clark, GameSpot

"Billed as a successor to the Nintendo DS’ highly rated Advance Wars franchise, Tiny Metal follows that formula faithfully while avoiding some of its pitfalls." - TJ Hafer, IGN

About This Game


It's WAR in TINY METAL, the revival of Japanese arcade war gaming!

The golden age of turn-based tactics returns with a distinct Japanese flavor. A story filled with political intrigue and personal conflict follows the assassination of the Artemesian king. Command your infantry, roll out the tanks, and take to the skies to exact swift retribution against your foes. Artemesia is awaiting your orders!



Inspired by turn-based strategy games of the past, TINY METAL takes the finely honed gameplay of classical Japanese war gaming and brings it into the modern era with great graphics, 15 unique units, and never-before-seen gameplay mechanics. TINY METAL is the Japanese arcade war game you wish you had as a kid.



Play as Artemisian Lieutenant Nathan Gries as he commands his units to victory against the villainous nation of Zipang. There will be several friends and enemies along the way with varied factions, units, and abilities in the 20 hours of single-player campaign gameplay. Players will have to carefully consider varying terrain, positioning for attacks, and strategic advancements and defenses.




Nathan Gries

Lieutenant Nathan Gries hails from a family of military lineage. His father died in the last war when Nathan was still young. Col. Lindberg was a friend of Nathan's father and came to offer guidance to Nathan. Nathan is well-regarded by his superiors and peers alike with a promising future and noble intentions... Although Nathan is a model officer, his lack of experience may lead to situations where he could be exploited.

Wolfram

Commander Wolfram, a fierce, strategic, independent, business-minded soldier, and leader of the White Fangs. She lost her brother in the previous Artemisia/Zipang war. He fought, foolishly, for a nation that cared little for him. Which is irrelevant. He died believing he was fighting for a greater cause. She vowed never to make the same mistake. Wolfram will take any job that is profitable but one never knows what she might have up her sleeve...

Isoroku Tsukumo

Lord Isoroku Tsukumo ("of 3 million stones"), the leading vassal of the Zipang shogunate. His title is a measure of his greatness, how much he owns, and how many people he supports with his rule. Tsukumo has an extreme obligation to duty and honor. He takes care of his people first and foremost but is always strict and lawful, especially to himself.





Campaign mode
Follow the gripping story of Nathan and his unit as they struggle with the war and question what is -- and what isn't -- worth fighting for in a 20-hour campaign full of unique characters of various factions.

Unique Attack System
Use careful planning and strategy to attack from positions behind and beside to inflict more damage, or Focus Fire attacks with multiple units to crush your enemies!

Online Multiplayer
Soon-to-be-added online mode will test you against other players in 1-on-1 matches online or via local play!

Skirmish Matches
Jump straight into the action with dozens of skirmish matches that challenge the player with fun scenarios against a variety of foes.

Units
Take control of 15 unique units, from basic Riflemen to advanced Gunships and Metals, each with their own strengths and weakness. Witness your units get stronger as they gain experience on the battlefield.

Terrain
Different terrain types offer various bonuses, rewarding players who take advantage of the forest, cities, and factories scattered around the maps. Some terrain even give players access to new units and powerful hero units!

Hero Units
Powerful units that can be called into battle. Hero units grow stronger over the course of the campaign and can be brought over from mission to mission.

Music
Bop along to the beats of TINY METAL's upbeat soundtrack composed by the Japanese prodigy Tomoki Miyoshi, whose past works include SOULCALIBUR V, Steins;Gate, and I am Setsuna. 

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.80 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 @ 3.10 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 or NVIDIA GeForce GTS450 with 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Users of HD era AMD GPUs MUST install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta as AMD no longer provides up to date drivers for these cards through normal channels.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel i3-2100 @ 3.10 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.10 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Users of HD era AMD GPUs MUST install the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta as AMD no longer provides up to date drivers for these cards through normal channels.
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS Sierra
    • Processor: Core i3 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to changes in the Metal API made by Apple older version of macOS are not expected to work.
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS Sierra
    • Processor: Core i5 2.8Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Due to changes in the Metal API made by Apple older version of macOS are not expected to work.
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