Progressive Studio’s New Roguelike RPG Debuts Today at PAX West with Hands-on Gameplay and New Trailer
Poorly Timed Games, a progressive studio on a mission to create game experiences as unique and as diverse as the studio itself, announced today their maiden title, Grim Tranquility.
Grim Tranquility is a sci fi themed roguelike, tactics-based RPG that addresses the climate crisis and the unending existence of political corruption. Players face a diverging narrative, faction choices and real consequences as they rebel against a corrupt empire and take out or replace selfish leaders in high stakes boss fights. Players will forge humanity’s future on an alien world and fight bizarre creatures on procedurally generated battlefields. Initially armed with primitive earth weapons, they must work to upgrade their loadout, recruit new party members, overthrow powerful enemies and influence alien officials with bribes to receive pre-battle buffs, or ignore them and risk crippling penalties.
Poorly Timed Games has carefully assembled a prominent cast of VO actors who are representative of Poorly Timed Games values and the characters in Grim Tranquility, with Alexandra Gray (Empire, Transparent) providing voice for Grim Tranquility’s lead black transgender character Malva Clarke, Steve Blum (Shazam!, Mortal Kombat series) as Cataphor, Ray Chase (Evangelion, Final Fantasy XV, Nier: Automata) as Kendrick Fraser, Darin De Paul (Shazam!, Overwatch, Spider Man) as Xela Lloyd and Misty Lee (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Aggretsuko) as Admina Bander, Galactic Minister of Health, among others who will be announced soon.
Poorly Timed Games will be showing off a first look and hands-on demo of Grim Tranquility at PAX West in booth #314 this weekend. Media attending PAX West can email Danitra Alomia ([email protected]) to book a demo.
Grim Tranquility is the debut title from independent developer Poorly Timed Games. Poorly Timed Games was founded and is led by industry veteran Chris Wright, who has worked on games like Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft, and Destiny 2. Composed of a team of industry veterans, Poorly Timed Games diverse staff is over 60% LGBTQIA+ representing a diverse group of developers who have long been overshadowed by the cishet males of the gaming industry. The studio’s goal is to create unique and memorable game experiences that blend different game genre types with narratives that shine a light on diversity, equality and real environmental and social issues.
“My goal has always been to create a skilled and diverse team that is representative of today’s culture. There are so many talented non cis game developers and it’s important that we establish our voice in this multi-billion dollar industry,” said Chris Wright, founder and CEO of Poorly Timed Games. “With Grim Tranquility, our top priority was to deliver engaging gameplay and narrative with the freedom to address issues that matter to us like climate change and diversity set in an engaging sci-fi themed dystopian future.”
Grim Tranquility is coming soon to Steam.