When you're an indie developer, you have to be very aware of your strengths and weakness if you want to succeed. If we're talking about Binary Jellyfish, the developers of Mind Over Mushroom, it might just be the case that tactics is their yet-unrevealed expertise.
Though Mind Over Mushroom might not look like much at first sight, or maybe even at second, what the developers promise is to deliver a unique experience with one very important feature at the crux of it all: unit movement not being tied to nodes, hexes or anything of the like, but rather freeform radius-based.
The movement gimmick itself is not that innovative, but it puts an interesting spin on Mind Over Mushroom from a gameplay perspective. This singleplayer-only strategy title promises about a dozen distinct characters, ranging from carnivorous plants over necromancers, all the way to giant snails - each featuring a different ability or gimmick for the players to exploit.
Mind Over Mushroom is going to have players face off against 25 different gameplay scenarios, in which they'll have to fight off a fungus infestation that's been ravaging across the planet, using fists and swords - logically. Before each match, players will have the chance to select up to six characters of the ones they had unlocked until that point in whatever combination they want, and then they'll have to employ them to outsmart the AI.
The choice to disregard any sort of multiplayer functionality is a bit odd in this case, though we'll see what comes of Mind Over Mushroom come August 17th, 2018. Priced at $14.99, and with a 10% discount to celebrate the launch, this may just be the bite-sized strategy experience that some of us have been looking for.