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 Post subject: Subterfuge: a week-long 4X RTS with diplomacy...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:30 
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Matt Lees has been doing a video game diary of Subterfuge, a competitive strategy game played in real time. Moving resources from place to place takes 8-16 hours, so there's plenty of lag -- you don't need to be glued to it. There's a few simple game mechanics revolving around producing resources and building armies, but the real depth comes from making and breaking truces and alliances with the other players. It sounds like it's right up our street.

Would anyone be interested in playing in a private Beex game? One of us will need to buy the £8 IAP to enable private games (I can do this.) I'd look to start it next week because I'm at a conference tomorrow and Friday. The "make a game" thing seems to suggest caps of between 2 and 10 players, so it sounds like the game scales to varying numbers of players. There's also public games but that sounds rubbish.

You'll definitely want to play through the tutorial puzzles before starting the game, there's a fair bit of non-obvious stuff.

You can get the game (free) for Android and iOS and it supports cross-platform play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fuge&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/pl/app/id702951905

More about the game here: http://subterfuge-game.com/


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You guys must have me on ignore. Especially Gaywood as this is in his own fucking thread.

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We should see if Myp wants to play. Somebody PM him.

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Cras wrote:
We should see if Myp wants to play. Somebody PM him.

Nah. It's much nicer around here now he's gone.

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You guys must have me on ignore. Especially Gaywood as this is in his own fucking thread.

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Oh I wonder why that lame post with no effort attracted no attention.


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You guys must have me on ignore. Especially Gaywood as this is in his own fucking thread.

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Oh I wonder why that lame post with no effort attracted no attention.

Fun multiplayer game; a fucking link. What more do you cretins need?

Spoon feeding, it seems.

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Future Warrior wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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You guys must have me on ignore. Especially Gaywood as this is in his own fucking thread.

viewtopic.php?p=878440#p878440

Oh I wonder why that lame post with no effort attracted no attention.

Fun multiplayer game; a fucking link. What more do you cretins need?

Spoon feeding, it seems.

That looks rubbish, though. We should play the one that Gaywood said.

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Future Warrior wrote:
. What more do you cretins need?

Not beng surprised at Android users ignoring a post in an iOS thread?


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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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. What more do you cretins need?

Not beng surprised at Android users ignoring a post in an iOS thread?

Oh so you're an Android user now. I see.

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Future Warrior wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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You guys must have me on ignore. Especially Gaywood as this is in his own fucking thread.

viewtopic.php?p=878440#p878440

Oh I wonder why that lame post with no effort attracted no attention.

Fun multiplayer game; a fucking link. What more do you cretins need?

Spoon feeding, it seems.


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 Post subject: Re: Subterfuge: a week-long 4X RTS with diplomacy...
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I need to set this up, and you need to pick the number of players when you create the game. So far I have Cras, Grim..., and me. Can't help but think it'd be better with a couple more. Anyone?

(Reminder: you need to have completed at least 10 of the tutorial puzzles to join a game, and you're probably going to want to complete them all to understand how it works.)


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It only takes five minutes to do the first ten, in you're in a rush to get online to join the game.

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I am in peak season at work so don't have time. Which is a real shame.

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I think it's pretty time-light. I don't know for sure, having not played it, though.

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Gaywood needs to do that.

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I can't figure out how to do the specialists 5 puzzle! Doesn't bode well.


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 Post subject: Re: Subterfuge: a week-long 4X RTS with diplomacy...
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Here's the game invite:

My @SubterfugeGame is waiting for more players. Come join me! http://subterfuge-game.com/play.php?159 ... c30ba58531


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Bobbyaro wrote:
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Just waiting on you to start, Bobby.


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You can join without the tutorial. I sure did.

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I like this, I will likely suck at it, but it is fun.


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Yeah, I'm pretty keen based on what I've seen so far. It's very much like a traditional boardgame, but played over 1+ weeks, which gives the diplomacy and wheeling-dealing aspects of the game room to breathe.


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There's a marvellous bit in the video game diary I posted upthread where Matt Lees says "see, here's the thing. The game shows you who is online. I can see that four other players are online, but they're not doing any orders and they're not talking to me. So they must be talking to each other. Are they talking... about me? Are they plotting to attack me?!"

I can see how that works now.


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you can see other people's orders in real time?


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