Tooth and Tail

An arcade real-time strategy game by Pocketwatch Games, featuring old-school pixel art visuals. The action of Tooth and Tail takes place during an animal revolution, modeled to the conflicts of the turn of 19th and 20th century, where several factions comprised of different animal species fight to the death. Gameplay mechanics resemble classic RTS productions—their foundations lay in resource gathering, base building, and tactical combat. In the game, however, we can not issue direct orders to individual units. Instead, we assume control of their commander, who moves throughout the battlefield with a banner in his hand. His task is to designate places in which buildings will be built and show his subordinates their targets. Since we control just one character, the controls of Tooth and Tail resemble a typical action game rather than strategy, and most processes were adequately automated so that the player can focus on pure fun.

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Tooth and Tail (PS4) Cover
Tooth and Tail

Tooth and Tail | PS4

Tooth and Tail release date for PS4:

game language:
English

12 September 2017 | Worldwide

12 September 2017 | Europe PAL

12 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 3 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Tooth and Tail (PC) Cover
Tooth and Tail

Tooth and Tail | PC

Tooth and Tail release date for PC:

game language:
English

12 September 2017 | Worldwide

12 September 2017 | Europe

12 September 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen, players: 1-4
Expectations: 5.6 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Tooth and Tale is an arcades real-time strategy game for PlayStation 4 by Pocketwatch Games, the creators of the award-winning Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine. The developers’ goal was to create an RTS that puts an emphasis on strategic creativity instead of quick, difficult, StarCraft-style management.

Plot

Tooth and Tale takes place during an animal revolution similar to the conflicts of the turn or 19th and 20th century, where mustard-gas-skunks, boars with flamethrowers, fox snipers, and warlike mice fight to the death. As you might guess, several factions take part in combat, and their armies consists of various species of animals.

Mechanics

At the first sight, Tooth and Tail for PlayStation 4 resembles a classical RTS that focuses on gathering resources, building a base, and tactical combat. However, contrary to most real-time strategy games, we do not issue direct command to individual units. Instead, we assume control over of a mouse leader of our choosing who moves throughout the battlefield with a banner in his hand. His tasks include designate places for buildings, rallying armies, and showing his subordinates their target.

Since we control just one character, the controls resemble action games: we move on the map with the buttons of a gamepad or with WASD keys on a keyboard and rally units with a mouse. Thanks to such solution, many processes that usually the player has to oversee are automated in Tooth and Tail, letting us fully concentrate on the action.

Game modes

Tooth and Tail for PlayStation 4 offers a story campaign for one player and a multiplayer mode in 1vs1 and 2vs2 variants (online or on a split screen). Matches are usually short and last from several to over a dozen minutes.

Technical aspects

Tooth and Tail’s graphic style is based on the popular pixel art style that resembles the production of the 90s. Two-dimensional levels are observed from a classical isometric camera. The gameplay is accompanied by a dynamic, light instrumental folk music.

Tooth and Tail Story Mode trailer

Tooth and Tail Story Mode trailer | 2:22

Dyrektor kreatywny w studiu Pocketwatch Games opowiada, czego spodziewać się po kampanii fabularnej gry Tooth and Tail.

Monaco dev present Tooth and Tail, an arcade RTS set in an animal revolution

News 26 July 2016 12:03

After adventures of thieves in Monaco, Pocketwatch Games' next project will put players in control of a mouse commander during an animal revolution. Tooth and Tail is an arcade RTS that puts strategic creativity over micro.