Turn-Based Mech RPG, GearHead Caramel, Coming To Steam

GearHead Caramel, a “giant robot RPG” by indie developer Joseph Hewitt is launching on Steam later this month.

The GearHead series may not be known to all, but it has been around since the early 2000s. In fact, GearHead Caramel is the third game in the series and marks its 20th anniversary. The series has put procedural narration first and foremost, and, like the original Rogue, was at the forefront of the roguelike boom. Suffice to say, if you’re a fan of roguelikes, turn-based tactics games and giant mechs inspired by 80s anime, then you’ll love Gear Head Caramel.

GearHead Caramel - Dialogue
Image Credit – Joesph Hewitt

You can check out its gameplay trailer here.

What Is GearHead Caramel?

GearHead Caramel is a turn-based tactics game with a procedural narrative at its heart. Its selling point is that no two narratives will ever be the same, which for fans of mech-based games is very exciting. You’ll explore dungeons, towns and more on foot and take part in deadly combat against gigantic mechs in satisfying turn-based combat. Across each procedurally generated story, you’ll truly forge your own story with your own customised character. The world will also react to each of your decisions, with NPCs remembering interactions with you. It sounds like the whole package tied together by a sweet 80s anime-inspired visual style. Honestly, we’re pretty excited about this project. If you want to know more, here’s a quick breakdown of the game’s best features:

  • Experience a unique procedurally generated story each and every time
  • Explore a vast world set in the GearHead universe
  • Fight giant mechs in deadly turn-based combat
  • Customise your mechs and even design your own from scratch
  • Immerse yourself in a world that reacts to your decisions

Release Date

According to its Steam store page, GearHead Caramel is set to launch on July 22nd, 2022. You can head there right now to wishlist the game and be notified of any future updates.