Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Age Of Swarms

by Tiberon - Jam Entry

Age of Swarms is a real time strategy / tower defense game that draws inspiration from hostility between insect colonies. Grow your base with buildings that give you different units with their own unique purposes. Defend the base against growing numbers of enemy vermin and destroy their hives to be victorious!

Controls (mouse only):
Left click - Select an offensive unit
Right click - Cancel selection
Right click + Left Click - Select multiple offensive units

Lead Designer: Joel Joensuu
Programmers: Jesse Verainen & Jukka Linna
Graphics: Oskari Wäänänen & Sini Haapanen
Music & Sounds: Arti Waine

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Tiberon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:37am

NOTE: If you are having trouble with the UI, disconnect / disable all but 1 of your monitors, and then start the game using that monitors native resolution.

Jobedi says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Playing the game windowed solved the UI problems for me (so probably no need to start disconnecting ordisabling monitors =D)

WitchLake says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:39pm

Nice game! didn't have UI problems, but i played in windowed mode.

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:48pm

It's a good game, but it has serious performance issues that should be fixed asap. If you keep working on it, improve the graphics (I'm not saying 3D, just a little better 2D) I'll love it.

Overall, I loved the concept and I played it twice.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Nice little game! After I figured out how to play I enjoyed playing through this one - good work :)

Juin says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:07pm

It's really hard to figure out what the buildings do.

SSJMetroid says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:20am

I played through the first level to give it a shot, but I noticed there were a lot of weird glitchy things preventing the game from being played normally, and it started lagging really badly towards the end of the round. It was decent though, reminded me a lot of Starcraft. There's some fixing to do here though!

Pat AfterMoon says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:50am

I'm not sure if I have really tested your complete game. In windowed mode, I was able to place "building". When I click on the ground and drag, I see a rectangle for selection, but I don't know if I have ever selected a unit, and if I could select one, what now ?
Your description of controls only talk about "Select an offensive unit", "Cancel selection" and "Select multiple offensive units". But what can we do with selected units, move them ? how ? I've tried many keys without effect.
I'm a little frustrated because your game seems promising.

Note : please, remove *.pdb files from your zip file, they are not needed for distribution, it's debug files produced by Visual Studio and they are bigger than your game !

Pat AfterMoon says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:57am

Whoa, finally I won a game.
It's seems that only units from the red building are selectable.
Your game needs more explications and it has serious performance issues when there are more than a dozen units on screen (and I have a gamer PC with a killer configuration).

Dec 26, 2015 @ 6:48am

unfortunately the bugs and lag were the only issues for me in terms of gameplay... but having explanations would have also been helpful. If I ignored the lag and played what I understood... It was quite fun.

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