This week’s new game release for SHIELD is an epic strategy game with old-school roots and oodles of innovation, Massive Chalice. The game is available right now in the GeForce NOW store for members to purchase and play instantly.
The game is brought to you by Double Fine Productions, a name many of you will recognize from cult hits like Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Grim Fandango Remastered (released last week on GeForce NOW). Headed by Tim Schafer, Double Fine’s games are known for distinct style and gameplay that sets them apart from the crowd.
Massive Chalice has a special one-week introductory price of $9.99, which includes unlimited streaming rights on SHIELD as well as a digital download code for GoG.com that you can use to install a local copy of the game. This is 50% off the standard $19.99 price, which will go into effect on February 9. Massive Chalice is rated T, for Teen, by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
You are the immortal ruler of an original, magical fantasy world called Nation, which is being invaded by an evil army known as the Cadence. The mere touch of one of their minions is deadly to most humans, and they also corrupt magic wherever they go.
You are bound to the titular giant Chalice, which is a magical artifact that possesses the power to eradicate the Cadence once and for all. Unfortunately, it’s going to take 300 years to build up the power needed to pull this off. Meanwhile, your kingdom is being repeatedly attacked at multiple locations simultaneously. Quite the conundrum for this turn-based strategy game!
With advice from the Chalice, you must decide where to send your limited teams of heroes to fight the most important battles, while building up resources to strengthen your defensive capabilities to hold off the Cadence until the Chalice can bring its power to bear.
While you are immortal your heroes are not, and even if they survive all their battles they will die eventually. However, you can manage their bloodlines via arranged marriages and hope the children inherit their parents’ best gameplay-impacting traits to aid you in future conflicts. When heroes die there is also the possibility that their weapons might become Bloodline Relics to be passed down to the next generation.
You will need to master the fine art of tactical combat while keeping a close eye on the bigger picture at all times to ensure Nation’s survival. Long-term planning is vitally important as each decision you make may have a dramatic impact a dozen or more years down the road.
To play, navigate to the GeForce NOW menu within SHIELD Hub on your SHIELD Android TV, portable or tablet. You’ll find Massive Chalice in the Buy and Play Instantly category.
GeForce NOW is the world’s first cloud-gaming service capable of streaming PC games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. Members enjoy immediate access to a library of more than 50 popular games they can play on-demand, plus the option to purchase new games from the GeForce NOW store and stream them instantly. Membership is free for the first three months, then just $7.99 per month.
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