Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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RTS They Are Billions - steampunk/zombie RTS from Lords of Xulima dev

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by LESS T_T, May 31, 2017.

  1. Norfleetgender: ⚧ Moderator

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    That's exactly why zombies: Zombies aren't known for their intelligence, being that we expect absolutely no capacity for reasoning or learning, only basic reactivity. Being undead, there are also no real moral issues associated with killing them in enormous quantities, whereas even if your opponents are orcs or Nazis, you eventually start to wonder if it is right to be killing them all. Zombies have none of these issues: They're mindless undead with no moral issues associated with destroying them, making them the perfect Diet Coke of video game enemies. Even with orcs, you start to wonder why they never learn, and we expect comparable humanlike performance from Nazis, and you can only kill so many thousands of them before you start to wonder who's the real bad guy here.
     
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    Making zombies run stright through your soldiers in a trailer is not the best way to present a game
     
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    Zombies weren't banal enough so they had to throw steampunk in the mix as well.
     
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    It's pretty hard to take anyone using the ignominious catchphrase "steampunk" seriously. Doubly so when said entity is clueless enough not to realize it is merely the last in a "beat the dead horse" race, so much so that they're beating their particular dead Zombie horse on top of an Olympus Mons of horse bones, some of which could be considered fossils by now. And then they add Real Time (With Pause !!!!) to finish off the Ignore Me bingo. Fucksake.
     
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    Yeah, a game like that would be super fun to play in turn-based mode :lol:
     
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  6. LESS T_Tgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    They refuse to be called a tower defense game: http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/1317714170789560625

    "In some of the comments we have read, some people compare They Are Billions to a Tower Defense game. The is very far from the reality. It a RTS/City Builder/Tactic game. There are 9 resources to manage, more than forty different buildings to create a successful colony, military units to create an army, and a lot of various defensive structures."

     
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    It's not a tower defense game, why would they call it that? TDs mean you build towers to defend places, not armies. Also there is resource gathering...
     
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    You can build towers and you defend = tower defense :lol:

    I'm sure if you look deep enough, you will also find the RPG.
     
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    Looks like a mobile game.
     
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    Tower Defense+
     
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    You know what, you're right. This way is much better. ;)
     
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    Dat bloom. Looking at the screenshot feels like I've spent too much time in the pool and my eyes are bloodshot from the chlorine.
     
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    Meh... while I like games with swarms of enemies, i.e. Alien Shooter, I really dislike Steampunk and Cartoon games.
     
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    http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/1332352813816321270

     
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    Well, so far, so good.
    Except the bloom...
     
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    http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/1434812919035504943

    Looking at the Steam community and forum, I think this could be selling pretty well, probably more than Lords of Xulima.
     
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    Looks promising. It's a good sign more and more building and management sims are coming, like Northgard and stuff. We'll see if it will be any good.
     
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    I do like the scale of things. Starting to look forward to this.
     
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    Also an update: http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/1435940634559753369

     
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    This is starting to look pretty good. I wonder if it's possible to actually win?
     
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    http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/3235130681678156462

     
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    Details on building: http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/1483231600780613494

    And a news about beta and gameplay video is coming at the end of the month.

     
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    Details on Survival Mode (a relatively short story-less session with permadeath) and release plan: http://steamcommunity.com/games/644930/announcements/detail/2516809704834668413

    Survival Mode beta is coming this Fall, and Early Access release is coming Spring next year.

     
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