Available February 2020

Broken Lines is a story-driven tactical RPG about a small and disorganized squad who are stranded behind enemy lines during WWII.

Immerse yourself in a unique and very personal story experienced through the eyes of eight distinct soldiers.



  • "Every now and then I run across a game that immediately intrigues me, even though I don't know much about it. Broken Lines is one such game."



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  • "Travel back to an alternate World War II in Broken Lines, a tactical RPG coming to Switch next year."





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  • "If Broken Lines succeeds in portraying war even half as well as This War of Mine has, players will be in for a real treat. Broken Lines looks like a promising title."



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  • "Broken Lines merges Xcom, Banner Saga, and Frozen Synapse. The tactical WW2 RPG game merges a lot of ideas into a "story-driven, tactical game."



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  • “I was lucky enough to try this original tactical turn-based game set in Eastern Europe during World War II, full of style, roguelike elements and a compelling story.”



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  • “Between its decision-led story and the clever way of managing tactical decisions, Broken Lines definitely remains one to watch for fans of the squad strategy genre.”



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Broken news
  • 6 December 2019
    Game Physics and Let’s Plays

    If you’ve been following us for a while, you may have noticed that quite a few of the bugs that we’ve been sharing seem to be related to the game’s physics.



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  • 22 November 2019
    Making our way to the Press

    Our weekly news blast is back, bringing you all the latest from the world of Broken Lines! Did you know that if you play Broken Lines in specific difficulty modes, permadeath is a feature that you will have to watch out for?


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  • 15 November 2019
    Broken Lines Winning Awards in Korea

    We’ve got some fantastic news for fans of Broken Lines. Right now we are at G-Star in Korea, one of the largest gaming conferences in Asia, showcasing Broken Lines to the event (with over 100,000 people in attendance), and what’s more, we won the grand prize – The Big Indie PC Pitch!

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  • 10 November 2019
    The Importance of Cover in Broken Lines

    The fourth installment of the Broken Lines Dev Diaries is here. This time we’re taking an in-depth look at the cover mechanics implemented in Broken Lines. If you are familiar with the Tactical RPG genre you may already know about the importance of using cover to your advantage.

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  • 1 November 2019
    Happy Halloween!

    Halloween has just passed and everyone from the Broken Lines team hopes that you all enjoyed yourself in whatever way you like the best! Our artist got in on the action by drawing a few Halloween special versions of the squad.


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  • 25 October 2019
    Sandbox Adventures of Broken Lines

    Our weekly news blast is back, bringing you all the latest from the world of Broken Lines! The reaction that we had to our Sandbox scenes have been very interesting to see as many people were genuinely surprised to see level design carried out in this way.

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  • 14 October 2019
    Weekly News Blast — Blocktober Edition

    Last week we introduced a before-and-after image taken from Broken Lines, and it was really popular so we wanted to continue with some more images and videos that show this. This month, in particular, we have a special opportunity as it’s Blocktober!

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  • 7 October 2019
    A Look at Level Design

    Our weekly news blast is back, bringing you all the latest news! Level design is a very interesting topic, some people assume that it’s quite easy, others know that it is harder. However, what most people do not know is the amount of work that goes into creating a single level.

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  • 28 September 2019
    Broken Lines Now Working with Tux

    Our weekly news blast is back, bringing you all the latest from the world of Broken Lines! We’ve been asked this question quite a lot, so let’s make an official announcement! Yes, Broken Lines will work on Linux! Also, we are looking for beta testers…

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Features
Breathtaking
military drama
A dramatic saga about ordinary soldiers in a life-changing situation torn between their beliefs, duty and desire to survive at any cost.
Tactical RPG
Plan the moves and actions of each squad member, then simultaneously execute them all in real time. Use the traits and abilities of each soldier wisely to outwit the enemy, and make it through another day in hell.
Fast-paced,
intense missions
Take part in skirmishes in the heart of enemy territory. A sharp tactical mind will be needed to successfully complete these compact yet intense missions. Be careful - your tactical mistakes might hurt the morale of your soldiers, and they may desert the squad!
Squad
Raymond “Ray” Avery
Glasgow, Scotland

A hot-headed Scotsman, Avery keeps a sarcastic distance to everything related to the war. Avery is a quick decision maker, but poor at dealing with the consequences.

Combat style: Will charge while yelling, with his finger dancing on the trigger, doing his best to scare the enemy

Rosie Conner
Southampton, England

Conner is considered the most eccentric member of the team and carefully guards her private life. She works best when alone and tends to isolate herself from the rest of the team, only ever getting close to the team’s female doctor.

Combat style: She prefers to stay back and provide covering fire for the team.

Ernest Fry
Oxford, England

The youngest in the squad and an educated combat medic, Fry has high ideals and the squad often perceives him as self-righteous — and they’re not far off.

Combat style: Will play it safe and not take any risks.

Brenda Hailey
Belfast, N.Ireland

Formerly a field medic, Hailey was handed a gun at the front one dire day and asked to fight, since then, she never looked back. She bullies green recruits like Fry to keep her mind busy.

Combat style: Will use her experience, quick reflexes, and drugs to survive.

Andrew King
Birmingham, England

A big, intimidating man from a family with a strong tradition of military service, King has the talent to manipulating people. For him, morality is a grey zone meant to be challenged.

Combat style: King is obsessed with succeeding at everything and prefers to go into battle slowly with heavy firepower.

Steve Sherman
London, England

Sherman became a radio operator due to his talents and interests in electronics. He tries to avoid unnecessary violence and has a strong sense of justice.

Combat Style: Will try to spare as many lives possible — on both sides.

William “Bill” Morgan
Manchester, England

An iron-willed veteran with solid experience in leadership and combat. His best days are behind him, but he’s too stubborn to show any weakness.

Combat style: Bill approaches all tasks in an orderly fashion, firing calmly with calculated precision.

Elliot Wood
Brighton, England

A charming young recruit with a disarming smile, Wood’s lean frame makes him the squad’s fastest runner.

Combat style: Will use speed to avoid direct conflict, and is ever the optimist.

Experience a character-driven story about a group of soldiers separated from their loved ones, and stranded in a foreign land.
Their destiny is in your hands — can you guide them back home?