Federal regulations require me to warn you that this next game…is lookin’ pretty good.
I love Cliffski. I’ve bought a lot of his stuff. But I didn’t buy Gratuitous Space Battles and I think I’ve mentioned why before – after playing the demo I didn’t think there was enough interactivity in the game section of the game.
Cliffski’s fixed that with this game. Gratuitous Tank Battles is a sort of real-time tower attack/tower defense kind of game with some interesting mechanics. It also still has the “design your own tanks” and “design your own levels” tools that GSB did. Definitely check out the video.
Lol, “the ‘game’ section of the game”, sounds like Steel Titans (boring ‘game’ section in that game, interesting character creation process though). I’ve played some tower defense games before, but isn’t that kind of a shallow game, I mean there’s not much depth there. After a few hours of playing I was done and didn’t need to play it anymore, conversely games like Civilization have plenty of depth in them. If you compare this game to tower defense I’m thinking it’s not a real game. AoE is a real game but my complaints about that game is it’s not realistic enough and has too little depth, not that it’s too deep and I want an even shallower game. Have you seen ioaz81’s let’s play of Civil War Generals on youtube? http://www.youtube.com/user/ioaz81
Ok, that’s a tbs, not rts, but that’s a game that has some interesting choices, like resting your troops and setting up artillery in positions with good line of sight, can a tower defense game really offer the same levels of strategic choices?
Well, the first thing is that this game is multiplayer, with one person playing offense and the other playing defense. Plus, it allows you to edit both your units and the map, so it should be a good modding platform.
Also, this is one guy in his bedroom, cut him a little slack.
Well since you mention it’s one guy in his bedroom I’d have to say that the graphics are amazing, but I’d just wish a guy with his talent had something else to do than a rehash of that old tower defense game. But I still havn’t finished my tbs project that I started the beginning of this summer, so I shouldn’t be talking I guess. Ok, slack granted, I mean I’m cutting him some slack. I don’t think it should take that much to make an addictive game though, minesweaper and tetris are kind of addictive and they’re really simple.