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Old 5th February 2008, 18:54     #1
Lightspeed
 
Lightbulb Armageddon Empires

In case you folk haven't already seen this on Penny Arcade over the last couple of days, I recommend checking out Armageddon Empires.

It's a single player turn based strategy game, made by an indie game development company. The interface is pretty low-tech, however the gameplay is interesting and addictive. Not so addictive that you'll give up food, but addictive enough that you'll be thinking about the game while getting food.

It's pretty cheap, ~NZ$38, 70MB download. There's a PC and Mac demo that plays for long enough to give you a decent understanding of the game.

You can jump in and play within 5 minutes, however it'll take several hours of play to get all the nuances of the game, this all being part of the fun.

Also, the guy who produced and developed the game is pretty interesting himself, with a background in cryptography and flying combat recce missions for the US Navy. Here's an interview I found to be very cool.

If you're not at least trying this game, I would seriously question you dedication to gaming and life in general.
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Old 5th February 2008, 19:57     #2
Wally Simmonds
 
Downloading now, looks like it might be interesting
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Old 6th February 2008, 03:49     #3
Madman
 
Yeah this looked pretty neat - I'm gonna check it out tomorrow I think.
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Old 6th February 2008, 09:28     #4
?>Superman
 
Is this one of those games you can get really pretentious and self-righteous over like Darwinia?

p.s downloading now
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Old 28th March 2008, 22:33     #5
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Architeuthis
 
AE rocks. A mini-expansion called Cults of the Wastelands has been out for a few days. It adds several aggressive independent factions and has a load of gameplay tweaks and fixes.
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Old 29th March 2008, 01:06     #6
Lightspeed
 
Banzai!
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Old 15th April 2020, 00:38     #7
Lightspeed
 
I really want to play this right now...
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Old 17th April 2020, 21:31     #8
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Architeuthis
 
You can still buy it from Cryptic Comet, or email them for a new download link if you bought it before.
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Old 18th April 2020, 16:37     #9
Lightspeed
 
Thumbs up

I ended up buying it again. I figured it would look terrible, but was surprised when I tried the demo how good it looks. All it really needs is a high res mode.

It's as good, and as tricky, as I remember.
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Old 21st April 2020, 11:43     #10
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Architeuthis
 
Great little game, agree that an HD version would be nice. Think I'll install it again.
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Old 7th May 2020, 16:16     #11
Native
I... err - F*ck It.
 
Reinstalled and play last weekend.

Still stacks up well.

Wonder if he made any other games?
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