Frogdice’s Next Indie Sensation Combines Match-3 with RTS and Kingdom Building

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Independent studio Frogdice clearly seems to have a fascination with mixing casual match-3 puzzle elements with more hardcore genres like role-playing and strategy. We saw it in the team’s previous game Dungeon of Elements, a hybrid of Dr. Mario and dungeon crawl gameplay, and we are seeing it again from the studio’s next project, Tower of Elements 2.

Tower of Elements 2, which surpassed its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter in a day, similarly features a match-3 mechanic, but this time combines it with real time strategy, city building, and tower defense, as well as political decision making as a means to shape the story and cultural development of your kingdom.

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How will all these different ideas come together? Take a moment to watch the Kickstarter pitch video at the bottom of this page and you’ll find out. Also be sure to cast your vote for Tower of Elements 2 on Steam Greenlight. Give Dungeon of Elements a thumb’s up while you’re at it.

Tower of Elements 2 is scheduled to release on PC/Mac/Linux exclusively for backers in February, followed by a full public launch a month or two thereafter.

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