My new speed record: 168 turns to win. It was 167, but the game pushed the message one turn later.
This is a simple 4x-ish turn-based strategy game about expanding an island empire of your tribe and crushing enemy tribes. It is created for #procjam 2015 and it is not meant to be treated as a real game ;)
This not-a-real-game has an ugly UI, a rather stupid AI and it is badly balanced (and I'm not even mentioning bugs!), but it's playable. Maybe I'll try to make something out of it...
- Build flotillas to colonize uninhabited islands and assault enemies' islands.
- Construct buildings to improve your islands and make them stronger.
- Destroy your enemies and don't let them destroy you.
The game is created using Phaser.
"Colossus" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Made with Phaser
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This is a great little game, and quite addictive!
The first 2 or 3 games I played I got ahead at the start but was later overwhelmed after ~300 turns.
The next game I think I got a "lucky seed" but also I noticed a few more details which seemed to help: the population capacity of the islands (making some more valuable and defensible), "stone" and "timber" islands (presumably give a bonus to production?) and the fact that building a flotilla depletes your population, which needs time to replenish.
I realised with the last part that in the previous games I had weakened my islands by producing flotillas too frequently. With this knowledge in hand I just won in 250 turns!
I am playing this game for years now and my record is 122 turns.
But I can not figure out the best way to get workshop. Sometimes I get the upgrade after tech level 8, sometimes it comes later. Sometimes it comes before the "warriors stronger" update, sometimes after...
Is it just random? Does it depend on the population size as well?
And what is difference with the timber and rock islands?
Technologies come in a randomized order, you can check that order by clicking the research progress bar at the top right order.
Rock islands provide production speed bonus (buildings are built faster on such islands). "Timber" islands are actually "game" islands, they provide population growth bonus.
let me just tell you, this game was *AMAZING.* Got me hooked for HOURS!
Finally I managed to win in 340 turns haha really good game I love it
first time I played I was not sure what to expect, got in a back and forth stalemate with the Rus until the Danes came out of nowhere. Victory in 454 turns.
Second time I played, expanded outwards fast until I saw an enemy, fortified the islands that they could see and built siege ships rapidly. Victory in 164 turns. I noticed on this second run my tech level was advancing way faster than my enemies, since I took many central islands and kept them from expanding. They never even upgraded their warriors to armor, let alone get siege ships that could attack me back.
super fun, im going to lose, and yet i am smiling... i will take that rock island, before i die tho, i will!~
I keep losing :(
However, I often get a sort of bug: blue enemy ships stays on the map, once they arrive to my isles, even if they are doing "nothing". Also, those "ghost" ships hide my ship on the isles, so I can't see at glance if I have one of my ships on the isle...
It be good to place defences right away knowing you lose more men attacking than defending
WOW, a really incredible game, its too good, i was playing like a hour and a half just to coquest all the islands, i would like a see a full version with more features.
theres any plan to make a more features?, i really would pay for this, keep the great work
Thank you. I've been planning to expand it for a long time, but other projects have higher priorities. I still hope ti will happen.
Awesome and addictive lol, I got really close to winning and one of the battles came to a draw and it just froze /w the battle screen up.
I'm playing on a mac. I keep getting a bug that causes the game screen to go entirely blank. I can still hear the music, but all I can see is white. Only solution I've been able to find so far is to reload, which resets the game. Can someone suggest a solution that would let me keep playing? Because otherwise I can't get very far!
really good for what it is
Not sure if you intend to keep working on this game. I find it quite entertaining and have played through a number of times now.
I find the early game is much more fun than the late game as the game moves more quickly. A few easy changes could allow the game to play more smoothly as you increase the number of your islands:
- move the updates from the top left corner to appear above the islands (perhaps remove them once the island is selected so that they don't obscure the playing field, battle indicators could probably fade away after a few seconds as you already have the animation to indicate to the player that the battle happened.)
- some indicator that an island is idle (unless there is no available upgrades and already a flotilla)
-an indicator that the island has reached max population (mostly just important when there is already a flotilla, so maybe indicate with the flotilla)
A few other small changes that I think would improve the game, though may not match your vision
- tween ships after each turn rather than just changing their positions.
[Edit: Oops, just realized you do tween the ships. It's pretty fast and they are deleted early when attacking an island.]
- when possible, automatically start on a flotilla if no building upgrade has been selected (this would also help speed up late game)
-add a tech upgrade that allows queuing upgrades
- don't immediately kill extra migrants when it exceeds the population capacity of the island. Maybe, remove some each turn (perhaps as a function of how far over capacity the island is?) Or perhaps put the flotilla in the harbor with the extra migrants. This might make distant islands more useful as well.
-because upgrades and population growth are both dependent on current population size, small sized islands are dramatically under-powered. The workshop does a little to help balance this, but they remain deeply handicapped. Starting out next to only small islands can make the game pretty much unbeatable; conversely starting out near large islands can rob the game of most of its challenge. It's nice that each game is different, but it feels a little too extreme. I'm not really sure what the best solution to this would be, perhaps you could deal with it during island generation. Maybe you could make islands exist in little clusters that usually have at least one large island and several small ones to spread them out more evenly over the map. Perhaps there could be some mutually exclusive upgrades that help regardless of population size, for example instead of building a storehouse maybe you could build a blacksmith that would increase the fighting strength of your troops. In this way, on large islands it might be wise to build a storehouse, but on small islands you could build a blacksmith. Maybe a lighthouse instead of a shipyard that increases the view distance of that island (and/or gives information about the destination of enemy ships)? If you add this, it might be a good idea to allow the deconstruction of upgrades.
-perhaps allow a few more starting teams?
A couple bugs I've noticed
- When a ship is going to attack an island on the turn, but the island becomes captured before the ship can attack, the ship becomes stuck and simply sits at the island's harbor for the rest of the game. If the ship is en route to the island when the island is captured, there is no problem.
- Less annoying bug, when you have an island selected, and reinforcements arrive the population display isn't updated until you click away and click back.
-A couple of times I've encountered a problem where the progress bar for building a flotilla doesn't update, but I don't know how to reproduce it.
[Edit: -when holding shift, and clicking next turn, the info isn't updated. For example, if an outpost is completed.]
Again, very nice game. You have done a good job.
This has some kind of bug that when I conquer an enemy island,the suposed reenforcement enemy ship (that was gonna reenforce that island)just stays there by the island shores not moving nor anything.
There's literally no reacheable island aside from those 3...
It means you don't need to worry about invasion :)
Well that nice compared to 1 time where i couldnt see any of them but they both can get to me
If they see you, but not vice versa, it means they are more advanced in seafaring than you. You just need to wait for the right technology to pop up for you. Judging by the turn count on your screenshot the map is just wrong. I don't check for such cases, didn't even expect it was possible.
Is this game playable on an iPad? I can seem to do anything, I can tap on islands but nothing happen
Apparently it's unstable on tablets atm (sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't), itch.io has changed something. I'll try to fix it.
Well their an error their if a double ko happens well game stuck like that
I made it first try. LITTERALY
l made it! Nice game, dope. I need more! Do you have more?
The game is really fun. I only missed some indication that the city is idle. I didn't like to constantly watch the notifications in the top. Also a minor graphic improvement could be to add a wall graphic in the battles.
I spent a lot of time playing this game and I didn't got bored after two hours of gameplay, quite the opossite, I was enjoying it.
I wish there was a way to skip or speed up the fights
Always focus on Research, fellas!
Only use your first island to colonise.
New colony build order: Wall -> Monument.
Prioritise big islands and game.
Attack only when on significantly higher tech level.
Don't prioritise colonising fast. That's what worked for me! It took me a LOT of tries to get this screen :)
Excellent game, can't wait for the remake! Super addicting!!!
It took quite a lot of trial and error, but I eventually prevented any ties, and won the game. Simple, but engaging :) thanks Watabou !
I'm going to remake it with slightly nicer visuals and without that "tie bug" :)
there should be a tutorial, i don't know how to move and such, it looks like a great game, but no info on how to play, simply saying it would be easy
When you select an island which has a shipyard, the "Build flotilla" button is displayed. Click it to build a "flotilla". Once the flotilla is ready, you can transfer people from this island to another island (to colonize an empty one or to capture an enemy one). After that the flotilla is exhausted and you'll need to build a new one. There is a tiny ship shown next to an island which has a flotilla ready.
It's just a jam game, a week is barely enough to make it work, let alone to implement a tutorial :)
Good game!! ;) But when the result of an attack is draw... the game crashed... maybe if the result is draw, you can make the isle uninhabited
The short "BOOM" when a Siege Flotilla and Castle fought killed everyone. Without a clear victor the game froze.
Same thing just happened to me. Only had one place left to take over too. :(
Same shit. Game is great, but now i never complete it. But i want to see hm... extended version :D
Really neat game. however, I sorta need the flotilla building for the enemy AI to be longer. I had more then 6 flotillas after me after I played for about half an hour. Think you can adjust that?
Managed to somehow get a draw when a siege flotilla and a castle collided. I could end turns but not remove the empty battle field from the middle of my screen... effectively lost because I could no longer manage the islands I could see, let alone the ones I couldn't. Love it otherwise. Wish there was more to it, though I'm not quite sure as to what there would be.
Edit: As soon as I posted I noticed another comment that I hadn't before saying basically what I said. Will look more closely next time...
Great little game! Somehow I think I had more fun with this than with Endless Legend (fewer hours though :D ).
Amazing minigame. I was having so much fun until i managed to pull a combat with "draw game" and battle scene was broken. Before combat few soldiers were dying and both side killed eachother with that..
wow i wasnt expecting to spend my whole evening on this lol
The MoO vibe is real. Nice one!
Fun game, add a bit more to it and it would probably sell.
This is the good stuff.