10 Minute Barbarian
Developer Wolff Dobson is a big fan of strategy games, but finds it difficult to set much time aside to play them. To address this, he’s created 10
MinuteBarbarian, his own distilled take on the genre. The game is on Greenlight and destined for PCs this year, but Dobson has put up a threescenario demo on his website. Despite the title, it will easily see off 20 to 30 minutes of your time, such is the moreish nature of this turn-based RTS. In each fast-moving session you must build an army, raid villages and forts, and prevent the Demon Lords from enslaving the land. Battles are equally as swift, and take place between mostly AI-controlled sides, but allow you to wield some influence. While there are only three maps to tackle, the latter two procedurally generate their territory, ensuring replay value.