We Are The Caretakers is coming to Windows PC (via Steam) and Xbox Series on January 6, 2023. The game has been in early access for PC via Steam since April 22, 2021.
It is basically a strategy RPG game where you defend a safari park and take care of endangered animals. 10% of the net revenue from the We Are The Caretakers game goes to the rhino charity. This support will help the survival of rhinos, elephants, and many other species around the world.
The game has a lot of potential to turn into something great. It has some similarities with XCOM, like the squad system, but it’s a much smaller game compared to XCOM. The combat is also totally different. If you like survival-based RTS games, you might like this game.
Here’s an official overview of the game from its Steam page:
“We Are The Caretakers is an afrofuturist squad management RPG. Assemble a secret faction of protectors in squad-building systems inspired by Ogre Battle, Darkest Dungeon, Black Panther, and XCOM. Defend the endangered animals your world relies on in strategic turn-based combat. Define your approach to a global resistance by balancing your reputation, funds, research, animals and alliances.”
“We Are The Caretakers is an exciting new type of strategy game, blending squad building, RTS-with-pause, narrative, and turn-based JRPG combat into one thrilling campaign. The game introduces players to an original sci-fi universe with nuanced characters, grim dark narrative, deep mysteries, layered unit management challenges, and escalating conflicts that have no easy or absolute solutions. It is developed by a critically-acclaimed and diverse team including IGF nominees, ex-Microsoft, and ex-Blizzard developers.”