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Classic Wargame Ogre Gets Video Game Adaptation

The collaboration between Steve Jackson Games and Auroch Digital will be released this October

When it comes to tabletop titles, the retrofuturistic war game Ogre is most definitely a classic. First published in 1977, the game’s simple rules and addictive action saw the game become a runaway success, and a recent Kickstarter for a new physical edition quickly reached almost $1million. Now, Ogre’s popularity has inspired Steve Jackson Games and Auroch Digital work together on the first video game adaptation.

A turn-based strategy game set in the near future, Ogre sees hovercraft, tanks, infantry, and giant cybernetic tanks called Ogres fight in a global war, with players vying for supremacy on the irradiated battlefields of The Last War.

Released to celebrate Ogre’s 40th anniversary, the game will also include a new 10-part campaign written specifically for the digital edition, called Nightfall. Set after the main Ogre narrative, the story will pit the world’s forces against a faction of Ogres whose AI has gone rogue. In addition, the game will feature single player skirmish modes, as well as asynchronous multiplayer, complete with a ranking-based matchmaker system and integrated Steam turn notifications.

Ogre will be released on the 5th of October, on Steam.

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  1. Jake Connor

    August 31, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for covering! You can wishlist the game now on Steam for release updates, announcements about new promo material, beta access and more!

    Thanks again 🙂

    Jake Connor
    Community Manager – Auroch Digital

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