Point Blank Games
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
Q1 2017



Regular Price:


Your team are the trailblazers for the first wave of Free Space Pioneers exploring a newly discovered alien planet. While searching the hostile world for alien technology you lead your team into tactical combat against pirates, alien creatures and the troops of the Imperial Consortium. Set up outposts and dig sites to exploit the secrets that this new world holds, in order stand against the incoming invasion. Everything is out there for the taking, but nothing will come free.


  • Challenging squad tactics combat: Lead your strike team against smart enemies that employ a large array of tactics. Know your enemy, build a strategy, rule the battlefield.
  • Strike team progression: Harness the power of the alien artifacts to upgrade your base, built new weapons and armor and train your soldiers with different abilities to fit your playstyle.
  • Full Control: Action Points allow you to move your soldiers with full control and the interrupt system enables long sprints, that are stopped when new enemies are spotted, so you can assess the situation and spend your remaining Action Points accordingly.
  • Aggressive Tactics: Always drop right into the action and bring the fight to the enemy before he can reinforce his positions. Play fast tactical assaults on time sensitive objectives and stay in full control.
  • Hostile Planet: The procedurally generated world map leads to different strategic situations in each game session. Fight in three different environments of Hephæst to claim the alien artifacts.
  • Fate of Hephæst: Experience a story revealing the secrets of the planet while the great factions steer towards a final battle deciding their fate in the galaxy.


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Selected Articles

  • "Shock Tactics is a turn-based sci-fi strategy game inspired by the likes of X-COM and Jagged Alliance."
    - Scott Blows, Square Enix
  • "XCOM Beyond Earth: Shock Tactics"
    - Adam Smith, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "Shock Tactics: Runden-Strategie nach XCOM-Art aus Deutschland"
    - Dennis Reisdorf, PC Games
  • "Shock Tactics kombiniert Strategie, Basisbau und 3D-Rundenkämpfe"
    - Jörg Langer, GamersGlobal
  • "Shock Tactics: Runden-Taktik, Erkundung und Basisbau auf einem Alien-Planeten"
    - Marcel Kleffmann, 4Players
  • "Preview: Shock Tactics – Wer braucht schon XCOM?"
    - Sandro Kipar, Gameplane.de
  • "Gamescom 2016 - Unsere Überraschungen der Messe"
    - Maurice Weber, GameStar
  • "[Gamescom] Shock Tactics in der Preview"
    - Mateusz Warszawski, Tom's Hardware

Square Enix Collective
Shock Tactics feedback campaign collective.square-enix.com.

About Point Blank Games

Point Blank is a game development team of 8 people based in Berlin. Our young team is dedicated to turn-based squad tactic games. We have a strong root in artificial intelligence and focus on delivering a deep game mechanic built around challenging and versatile enemy opponents.

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Leonard Kausch
Game Director

Sara Kausch
Lead Programmer

Felix Balda

Marc Fenselau

Carolin Freytag

Pawel Konopinsky

Alexander Konrad

Thien-Van To

Florian Zenz
Concept artist

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks