The Renaissance goes intergalactic in Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles!

Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles! features a futuristic version of the French Revolution that blends real-time strategy with the physics of space. In an interview, cofounder Yan Pépin explains how a traditional Québec board game inspired this project’s imaginative world.

Artifice, the Longueuil studio behind the acclaimed game Sang-Froid, introduces its second project title Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles!, a real-time game of strategy based on a humorous transposition of the French Revolution into the future. Blending elements of the Renaissance with science fiction, the game challenges players with its intense and complex mechanics.

Drawing inspiration from the traditional Québec board game “Pichenotte”, the creators applied the logic used in moving pieces to the trajectory of space vessels.

(As an independent studio) I believe that our role is to create games no one else dares develop.”

- Yan Pépin, cofounder and game designer.

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Conflicks: Revolutionary Space Battles! is available here for PC and Mac.

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