T-17 Tanky

By: Alehkhs

On: October 1st, 2011

As our column of tanks rushed down a hill towards an enemy column, one of my fellow tank commanders – apparently a raven wearing a top hat – screamed, “Kill them all!” That was the moment I decided that T-17 Tanky was a game for me.

T-17 Tanky is the first game by the one-man studio Preen Dog Interactive. The game sees two armies – the bird-populated country of Egalitaria and the rat-lead Crat Empire – warring against each other. While an actual campaign is still on the way, the game currently offers a custom battle option, which places the player in charge of a squad of tanks from Egalitaria and tasks them with destroying similar squads piloted by the Crats. In addition to standard heavy and light tanks, the player can add truck-mounted flack cannons, rocket artillery units, and even airplanes to the battlefield.

Similar to Kerbal Space Program, T-17 Tanky is charming in the fact that it has a very cartoony, very light aesthetic to it, yet goes deeper into the simulation field of gameplay than you would have suspected. Each vehicle has several weapon types to choose from, and can be damaged in various ways: tires and treads can be shot off, engines can be critically damaged, etc. There is a ballistics model and even a simple targeting computer, which the player calibrates for distance by clicking the middle mouse-button to “laze” the target.

Currently, T-17 Tanky is still very early in development and still a little rough around the edges, but there is a free demo available for download at the main site. The developer has also set up a funding page over on 8-Bit Funding, where you can pre-order the game and support its development.

  • Guest

    Meh, I don’t like it.

  • http://twitter.com/paste0x78 Matt Sylvia

    That looks fun. Hopefully it would get multiplayer.

  • Quazi

    it reminds me of that weird mario party 2 tank game

  • Anonymous

    How very… constructive of you.

  • Emo Panda

    Hmm……I might consider this an alternative to World of Tanks.

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  • GuessT

    This is how game trailers should be made.

  • Anonymous

    I kept expecting green pigs.

  • Fecal brunch

    That was awesome. I found it very difficult though. The game is surprisingly immersive, and the sound is great. Perhaps if I play a bit more it will become easier…

  • Alexhoang

    how do  i download it?