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Deflection strategy board game announced

deflection strategy board game announced for linux gaming mac and windows pc

Deflection strategy board game announced for Linux gaming, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to developer Coreffect Interactive. Which is due to arrive on Steam in 2021.

Deflection is a turn-based strategy board game. One that also takes inspiration from the classic Laser Chess games and the famous board game Khet. Destroy the enemy’s king with your laser by moving and rotating mirrors strategically. As well as using the special abilities some pieces have. Play against friends (local and online) or against the AI.

Deflection – Announcement Trailer

With a variety of pieces, each having different advantages, abilities, and weaknesses. You can use the one move you are allowed per turn in Deflection. So you can work to plan yourself closer to victory. At the end of every turn, you must shoot your laser. But be careful not to hit one of your own pieces!

Using your enemy’s pieces can become a battle tactic in itself. Enemy mirrors, Disruptors even Portals etc. can be used to your advantage! A single move can change the course of the game.

Most Deflection pieces can move in all directions by one cell and rotate 90 degrees. There are also advanced pieces such as the Disruptor can disable and weaken nearby pieces. Whereas others such as the Splicer, split your laser into two. Likewise, some pieces can have control from both players. Which also provides a new twist in your strategy.
There even are portals that you can use to surprise your opponent.


  • Local and Online Multiplayer.
  • Tutorial mode against the AI which goes through rules and tactics.
  • Play Deflection against the AI!
  • A lot of scenarios/maps designed to challenge you, some having unique pieces only available in them.
  • Many different pieces with advantages, downsides, abilities and more.
  • 3D Camera with full control.
  • Steam Achievements and stats.

While Deflection comes with several different and unique scenarios. Each one challenge players in different ways. Since the are some that have walls, holes, being in different shapes and sizes. As well as containing different pieces and arrangements.

Deflection is due to launch in 2021 in Linux gaming, Mac and Windows PC. So be sure to Wishlist the game on Steam.

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