Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is a serious turn-based strategy game dressed in an eye-catching art style. But as PC Gamer’s Wes Fenlon recently found outTiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble isn’t just a cute face—its story draws on real-world events to provide a grounded look at the impact of war. Writing for PC Gamer, Fenlon shared how TM: FMR studio Area 35 Inc. pulled from reality when creating the turn-based strategy wargame of intrigue:

I’ve interviewed a lot of people about a lot of videogames, and the real-world horrors of millions of Syrians being displaced from their country since 2011 had, up to this point, never come up. Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is not trying to be a deep commentary on world events, but it does focus on a character whose people have found themselves without a country. The story starts with Wolfram, a mercenary from the first game who’s on the hunt for her lost brother while also trying to take care of her “boat people,” another refugee reference to the Vietnam war.


Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is available on Steam for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch. For more information, visit Tiny Metal‘s official website and read PC Gamer’s complete coverage.