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While videogames often feature castles, this one was actually developed by people working inside of one. Last week Örebro Castle, a medieval island fortification in Sweden, hosted Castle Game Jam 2016, "a rapid result driven game development event where teams create prototypes over the course of 1 week in a big castle." Stockholm-based Landfall Games was in attendance, and here's what developers Andreas Jörgensen, David Norberg and Karl Flodin came up with:
Well, that escalated quickly.
They're calling it T.A.B.S., for Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, a title that belies some of the game's more peculiar capabilities. In the following battle, for instance, we see that one of the weapons appears to be a zombie peasant that excretes battle chickens:
Fine, so it's not exactly Game of Thrones, but it looks diverting enough.
You can sign up for the alpha testing here.