Megabit, the new publishing arm launched by Aonic to support the company’s 1st and 3rd party video game studios, today announced Grit and Valor – 1949 from Baltic Triangle based developer Milky Tea. Grit and Valor – 1949 is out on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in 2025.

First for Megabit

A dieselpunk real-time tactics roguelite, Grit and Valor – 1949 is set in an alternate reality Europe where World War 2 rages on and the Evil Axis controls the continent. As the last hope to end this brutal conflict, players must join the resistance and escort an EMP device into the heart of enemy territory and destroy their mech production and communications headquarters – Machine Tower.

“It’s no coincidence that Grit and Valor – 1949 is the first game published under Megabit, as it perfectly represents the reason why we built our new publishing arm, to support experiences and studios like this,“ said Benjie Clarke, Managing Director of Global Publishing at Aonic. “Milky Tea is a passionate group of visionary developers and it’s truly an honour to help them realise their extraordinary vision.”

Real time tactical action

Grit and Valor is set across four distinct regions, each with unique gameplay mechanics, challenges and a variety of randomly generated battlefields to overcome. Using their all-elite squad of mechs, players must protect the Command Vehicle and escort an EMP into the heart of the enemy. Each mission requires players to complete objectives and survive against hordes of enemy waves, while utilising the terrain and environment to their advantage, exploiting enemy weaknesses to ensure victory.

With gripping real-time tactical action, players must configure their Mech squad to fit each mission and think fast to survive, utilising the right powers, Pilots and upgrades after each successful run to ensure victory. No two play-throughs in Grit and Valor – 1949 are the same, ensuring every battlefield is as deadly and unpredictable as the last.

“We’re delighted to announce our first game with Megabit today,” said Kevin Campbell, Producer at Milky Tea. “We can’t wait for players to discover more of our vision for crafting a truly original roguelite experience, which combines popular mechanics from tower defense and strategy games, while spinning it into something fresh and exciting.”

You can find Grit and Valor – 1949 on the Steam store page here.

About Milky Tea

Milky Tea is a UK video game development studio based in the Creative Campus. It all started in 2005 with a brainstorm over a cup of tea by two designer-artists who had some big ideas and lots of determination. They are a highly-skilled team of around 30 dreamers, creative thinkers, engineers, and artists who design, develop, and publish video game IPs as well as offering “work for hire” game development services. Their debut game published under the Megabit label is Grit & Valor.