Theme: IT’S A RACE! – hosted by EdibleToaster – September 2014

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Arms Race

by Sverik - Mini LD 54 Entry

What race? Arms race!

It's a 1v1 multiplayer game where the goal is to finish the game with an income as big as possible.

Building an economy to increase income is just part of the equation. The opponent can decide to attack you at any moment, so an army is needed to protect yourself. Buying arms, however, will hurt your economy.

Fortunately there is another way. You can agree to make peace with your opponent, the game will then end without a battle. Both sides can win!

The only question is, can you trust your opponent?


If you can't find an opponent and want to still play the game, just open the game in two different browsers, or in normal and "incognito" mode, this way cookies will not be shared and you will be able to create two different user accounts. Or in desktop and mobile browser.


-~- About development -~-

Two people have now worked on this for 4 days, so it is nowhere close to being a 48h game. And it is still not finished. At the moment of writing this, the actual battle is not tied to the game (the algorithm is there, though), Attack/Peace buttons don't do anything, there is no winner, no leader board, the game is completely unbalanced and some of the graphics are ugly or just not there at all.

The server is written in Java and runs on Google App Engine, client side is written in Dart. To us these are not the most familiar platforms, a lot of time was spent on figuring out their quirks.

Everything is still subject to change, the game will be updated when we manage to do bigger improvements.

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