Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Battle Isle

by zorfmorf - Compo Entry

If you ever dreamed of driving a floating island into battle, this is the game for you!

* Build your settlement
* Propel your island with a tower
* Discover the devastating effect of multiple towers

* Don't run out of food
* Build faster than the AI
* Try to get 2+ towers as fast as possible, the rest should be obvious

Mac: I don't have one so I have NO idea if it works. If you run into any problems, let me know.

Linux: You need to have the love package in version 0.9.1 installed to play the .love file.

HOW TO WIN (Don't read this if you want to find out yourself):
Build in this sequence as fast as possible
* Build two sawmills near a lot of trees
* Build two houses
* Build two farms
From now on build houses whenever the "open job" message appears
* Build two masons near stones
* Build two mines wherever
* Build two farms
* Build two towers
Attack as soon as the second tower is ready

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headchant says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:48am

Very nice idea. I'm still trying to win against the AI but it's hard! Like the music and pixel graphics. Well done.

Vulture Tamer says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:37pm

super hard :D

jk5000 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:44pm

A fun game that is easy to learn but hard to master. Good work.

marccspro says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Very nice game ! Well done ;)

Marcellus says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 5:52pm

I tried about 10 times and couldn't defeat the AI. I'm totally destroyed before being able to build my first tower. But I swear I tried !

aroymart says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 6:06pm

I absolutely could not make a dent in it, i got tower as an option about 2 seconds before everyone killed me haha. it's a wonderful little game and it's really really good looking! I love it

blackbird says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Great game, I like it!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:29am

I won! Nice, wierd combat mecanic, i like it! (except my first time where the Ai had one tower on the left et one un the right of the screen ... it makes a deadly ray on all the map o_O).

mockthebear says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:09am

then i just keep 45 min playing this LOL

zorfmorf says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:47am

@DracirTheThird That's actually a bug that I liked so mich that I turned it into feature :D

Aik says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:05pm

Great game!

Ouro17 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:20pm

OMG I WIN! FINALLY. Very hard game but its glorious, I like so much strategy games. I love the challenge!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 1:51am

Love the graphics and the game play! I included it in part 4 of my Ludum Dare 32 compilation video series, if you would like to take a look :)

elpaulo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:21am

Most original compo i played on the LD32 for now.

UrbanHelsing says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:37am

Really fun and finally an RTS. Very hard though, have not been able to build the second tower yet... but have not given up. Can I move my island? How?

zorfmorf says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:52am

@UrbanHelsing As soon as you build your first tower a panel should appear bottom left. It gets more visible once you have the second one! Hope you have fun :)

SowiHowl says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:03am

Great game in only 48 hours, but hard to win, yes.

zorfmorf says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:05am

Yeah I overdid it in the end when I steadily made the AI faster and better. I can't beat the ai everytime as well. Would have loved to fix that but it is not a gamebreaking-bug, just a balancing issue so I am not allowed to :/

rudra says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:38pm

Very nice game, it's a bit hard at the first shot :D Also thumps up for the graphics and the music :)

jovoc says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Very impressive amount of work for a 48-hour game. It blew my mind when the islands started moving around, did not expect that! The little units moving around was a nice touch. Good start for an rts.

stevenlr says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Really good strategy game! Kept me playing a long time. Unfortunately I ended running out of food. :/
I really liked how the music changes when the opponents start attacking. The AI are quite hard to beat but with some more time playing it may be feasible. ^^

MonoS says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:10pm

I won without firing a single bullet(?) :D.

I didn't understood very well what i was suppose to do [and no, i won't read the solution], the buildings need to have more information about what they do.

The song i pretty cool btw.

zorfmorf says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 10:32pm

@Mono Buildings just produce one type of resource each, houses just spawn three villagers. Sometimes the ai players destroy each other so you win by default

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