Skyshine’s Bedlam (Bedlam’s Skyshine? Skylam Bedshine?) was one of the games of 2015 that you didn’t play, which is a shame because it was one of the best little tactical combat games of that year. Its simple board game mechanics wedded to a setup straight out of Mad Max, put it in the same space as Massive Chalice or Chaos Reborn. The main gameplay consisted of a tight limitation on action points and strict rules about unit abilities, making it less like an XCOM and more like a chess. Unfortunately, this was something that bounced off many players expecting a more traditional tactical combat game.
Skyshine Games has taken the feedback to heart and adjusted the gameplay to satisfy those complaints. The Redux! Update adjusts the action point limitation that vexed so many players to be more generous and forgiving. The revamp also allows players to take on the role of any of the factions, and even use a team composed of different faction origins. Along with a bevy of balance changes and a reworked campaign mode, it’s like an entirely different game.
Skyshine’s Bedlam is currently on sale on Steam to promote the changes.