|An interesting interview with unnamed Akella developers on their turn-based, post-apoc slash cyberpunk CRPG 'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' is online at GameBanshee. Here's the opening question:
GB: For those visitors who aren't yet familiar with Metalheart: Replicants Rampage, please give us a brief overview of the game, as well as an update on where you are in the development cycle.
Akella: Metalheart is an “old school” isometric RPG game with turn-based combat. The story is about two starship pilots: captain Lantan and his female co-pilot Cheris being the only survivors after ship crash and emergency landing on a certain planet. The planet is controlled by Empire and is a source of a mineral called “tactonium”, which is almost literally priceless. Lantan and Cheris must return to their home, which means that they must take part in revolution that is about to start on the planet, since Empire is tactonium monopolist and won’t allow no one go freely knowing the secret of this incredible mineral.
Right now we’re close to beta testing stage, fixing bugs and balancing the game.