Taro Yoko - Director of Nier: Automata


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TINY METAL is all about the gameplay. We are experienced Japanese video game developers who have come together to develop TINY METAL. We believe that we can bring back the golden age of Japanese videogames, one masterpiece at a time.

We put classical Japanese war gaming into a great modern day graphical package that works well and looks fantastic even on some older systems. TINY METAL features 15 unique units and never before seen gameplay mechanics. TINY METAL is the Japanese Arcade Wargame you wish you had as a kid.



Flank & Rear Attacks

Flanking and attacking from the rear of an enemy unit confers an attack bonus.


Use radars in conjunction with long range artillery to attack enemies outside of your visual range!

Focus Fire

By using target lock-on with 2 or more units to unleash a deadly focus fire attack.

Hero Units

Hero units can be called into battle. They are usually outright stronger or more versatile than normal units. Hero units grow stronger over the course of the campaign and can be brought over from mission to mission.



The cheapest unit to produce. They are, however, also one of the weakest, with low attack and defense values. They are best used for taking and holding strategic locations.



All units can move across Grassland tiles. Grassland tiles give a 15% bonus to defense.



Play as Artemisian Lieutenant, Nathan Gries, as he commands his units to victory against the villainous nation of Zipang.

There will be several friends and enemies along the way with varied factions, units, and abilities in the 20 hours of single player campaign gameplay. Players will have to carefully consider varying terrain, positioning for attacks, and strategic advancements and defenses.



Nathan Gries

Lieutenant Nathan Gries hails from a family of military lineage. His father died in last war when Nathan was still young. Col. Lindberg was a friend of Nathan's father and came to offer guidance to Nathan.

Nathan is well regarded by his superiors and peers alike with a promising future and noble intentions... Although Nathan is a model officer, his lack of experience may lead to situations where he could be exploited.

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Concept Art


Move along to the beats of TINY METAL's upbeat music composed by the Japanese prodigy Tomoki Miyoshi. Past works by Miyoshi-san include SOULCALIBUR V, I AM SETSUNA, and LOST SPHEAR.