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GameSpy previews Construction Combat: Lock's Quest

Jeremiah Slaczka is the Creative Director of developer 5th Cell, and also the creator of the quirky yet fairly innovative Drawn to Life, which achieved a modest amount of critical acclaim. His latest creation is Construction Combat: Lock's Quest, a game that could incorporate the intricate design philosophy (that may not ultimately have been fully realized) of Drawn to Life while adding a frantic real-time strategy component as well. Indeed, the curious mixture of intuitive castle-building and speedy touch-to-attack battles seemed uniquely compelling and especially suited to the DS' control scheme. But what really sold the game was the fact that it includes a zoomed-out tactical map similar to the one found in Supreme Commander, except that instead of Xs and Os, you get cute little anime-style icons of the units.

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