Tactical roguelike RPG Grim Tranquility announced for PC, set to release in 2022

Poorly Timed Games has announced Grim Tranquility, a 'sci-fi-themed roguelite, tactics-based RPG' set to release for PC (Steam) in 2022.

An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below via Poorly Timed Games.


Earth is dead. The Stars Await.

After centuries of environmental exploitation, the Earth is all but destroyed… its resources depleted… its climate uninhabitable. Humankind has used the last available resources to search for a home in a new world that may be harsher than even Earth was.

Grim Tranquility is a sci-fi-themed roguelite, tactics-based RPG where you explore alien worlds and battle vicious enemies in your quest to establish the first human settlement in space. Will humanity finally learn from their past mistakes or are they doomed to repeat the avoidable tragedies of their ancestors?

Key Features

  • Master The Alien Battlefield: Leap into battle utilizing proven tactical RPG mechanics to strategize movement, capture map objectives, and unleash special attacks on hostile alien enemies.
  • Fight The Power: Rebel against a corrupt empire and take out selfish leaders in high-stakes boss fights - or replace them.
  • Build Your Own Team: Every run choose a team from 3 original classes.
  • Gain Political Benefits: Secure valuable buff effects for your party by bribing alien officials - or just take them by force in the roguelite cycle.
  • Experience A Different Battle Every Time: Procedurally generated levels deliver a different tactical challenge in every playthrough.
  • Take on Side Quests: Even heroes need side gigs! Take on Moonlight Missions to earn money, weapons, and to learn more about the people who need your help.
  • Enjoy Heroic Voices: Feel the diverse characters come to life through renowned vocal talents including Steve Blum (Shazam!Mortal Kombat series), Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XIVEvangelionNier: Automata), Misty Lee (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderJust Cause 4), Darin De Paul (Mortal Kombat Legend: Scorpion’s RevengeThe Outer Worlds), and Alexandra Gray (EmpireTransparent).

Grim Tranquility is the debut title from independent developer Poorly Timed Games. Poorly Timed Games was founded and is led by industry veteran Chris Wright, who has worked on games like Diablo 3StarCraft 2World of Warcraft, and Destiny 2. Composed of a team of industry veterans, Poorly Timed Games diverse staff is over 60% LGBTQIA+ representing a diverse group of developers who have long been overshadowed by the cishet males of the gaming industry.  The studio’s goal is to create unique and memorable game experiences that blend different game genre types with narratives that shine a light on diversity, equality and real environmental and social issues.

“My goal has always been to create a skilled and diverse team that is representative of today’s culture. There are so many talented non cis game developers and it’s important that we establish our voice in this multi-billion dollar industry,” said Chris Wright, founder and CEO of Poorly Timed Games. “With Grim Tranquility, our top priority was to deliver engaging gameplay and narrative with the freedom to address issues that matter to us like climate change and diversity set in an engaging sci-fi themed dystopian future.” 

Grim Tranquility