Real-time strategy done right in Bad North
Plausible Concepts is a three-person studio that has been able to distil the essence of real-time strategy into an extremely pure form. In many respects, the team is following in the footsteps of Subset Games here, a two-person outfit that redefined the genre with FTL: Faster Than Light and Into The Breach. There are, in some respects, some similarities between the studios’ games, although Bad North’s fantasy setting keeps it feeling fresh and engaging. FTL fans may be particularly delighted to see that Bad North makes use of a map full of nodes between each battle as your troops get a fleeting moment of rest; with angry Viking warriors hot on your tail, it’s here where you can select your next destination as you attempt to make your escape for the area.