Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel is a bit of an eccentric family member in the Fallout franchise. While considered a great romp and spawning its own dedicated cult following, its non-canonical status and obscurity have left it comparatively forgotten by the mainstream. It’s never gotten any sort of direct sequel or remake, but fans will be able to try out a nifty-looking indie love letter to FT called Dustwind in the future.

The developers aim for it to be a real-time tactical affair set in a post-apocalyptic world, where you (and potentially some of your mates) will take on the role of a reconnaissance team of humans who aim to rebuild society. Naturally, you’ll have your work cut out for you, as the wastelands have been overrun with hostile machines, horrid mutations and even rival human factions. The game will be divided into missions and the team are even talking about implementing deathmatch and faction-versus-faction modes.

It’s still very early in development, but it seems like it could be a very promising option for fans of old-fashioned Fallout Tactics action. Let’s hope it can get off the ground and secure funding for continued development.

You can keep up with its progress on the official site.