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Super Simple Switching Strategist

by Nekith - 7dRTS / Mini LD 44 Entry

You have an army or robots, but they are kind of dumb, they only understand simple orders.

You don't have to control your units, only to give orders at waypoints and to chose what to build.

Click on :
* waypoints to set orders for your robots ;
* arrows on building to select which robot you want to build (when available).

Keyboard arrows move the view/camera.
Escape to abandon the stage.

Yes, it's heavily inspired by Z, from The Bitmap Brothers (1996).

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Ratings

#8Innovation3.85
#18Fun3.23
#20Overall3.38
#28Theme3.62
#41Mood2.67
#43Coolness30%
#44Humor1.67
#56Graphics2.23

Comments

superjoe says ...
Jul 30, 2013 @ 1:46pm

Tastefully minimal. Stage 4 took me 6 tries.

Nekith says ...
Jul 30, 2013 @ 7:13pm

Can't help, I luuv minimalism :)

donan says ...
Jul 30, 2013 @ 10:12pm

Love the minimalism style. Really original gameplay ^^

DMT says ...
Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:33am

I really liked how level 1 was super simple, and helped me figure out how to play. But the next level really changes it up a notch with the shape and number of paths. Really cool use of the mechanic.

AVataRR says ...
Jul 31, 2013 @ 1:31am

Man, I love this concept. No micromanagement here at all. That's what RTS should be, I reckon. Should prioritise strategic thinking and decision making - which is what this does from my perspective.

karlin says ...
Jul 31, 2013 @ 1:52am

Very interesting and unique mechanic. I found it a little difficult, but still very fun.

Nekith says ...
Jul 31, 2013 @ 6:31pm

Thanks !

It's kind of an adaption of the Castle Fight mod in Warcraft 3. Nexus Wars is the more famous equivalent in Starcraft 2, I think.

DogShitEmpire says ...
Aug 3, 2013 @ 8:37pm

Well that's what I call minimalist gameplay! Probably would not be even possible to have less control and still be an RTS. And I mean that as a compliment! Also, I absolutely love Z. Was hard to figure out the difference between the grunts and the psychos, though.

vincepascoe says ...
Aug 5, 2013 @ 10:20am

Kool you kept it simple, and it works... wish there was a better way to protect nodes. and wish the psychos where different looking. also a mini map or some sort of over all node counter might be cool.

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