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iPad: Autumn Dynasty: iPad Real Time Strategy

05-18-2012, 11:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 30
Autumn Dynasty: iPad Real Time Strategy

Hi everyone!

I'm Travis from the Touch Dimensions team, and I'd like to share a small preview of our upcoming strategy game Autumn Dynasty, which we've been working on for the past three years.

We didn't have an iPad in 2009, so we started by developing the game on a touch-table. As a result, it's been fully designed from the ground up for touch controls: The battlefield takes place on a Chinese painting, and players paint their battle plans directly onto the map. Troop movement orders are drawn using brushstrokes and special abilities are activated with simple gestures.

  • Full RTS experience: train, construct, research, fight!
  • Paint battle plans directly onto the map!
  • Grand story campaign!
  • Internet and Bluetooth multiplayer!
  • Use special abilities to turn the tide of battle!
  • Beautiful, oriental-style painted maps!
  • Thousands of soldiers fighting onscreen!
  • Retina display ready for the New iPad!

As we're drawing closer to launching the game, comments and feedback are very much appreciated!

Do drop us a note at:

05-19-2012, 02:10 AM
Wowoo, very impressive!! Instant buy without hesitation.

05-20-2012, 04:10 AM
Must Have.Waiting for release date!!!
05-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Nice game! What are the expected selling price for this? And whether is there a free-to-try version?

-Hi Travis! Pirate from RP here ;D-
05-20-2012, 11:31 AM

Finally had a chance to check out the game website. Looks awesome -- even for someone who is not a big RTS fan. I don't doubt that we'll see a TA feature on this soon.
05-20-2012, 12:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,251
It's been over a year since we had a decent "real" RTS on the iOS. Holy shit this looks good. Those features definitely sound promising. Looking forward to it. iPad-only though :[.

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05-21-2012, 03:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 608
About how long would you estimate the single player campaign is for this?

It looks really, really good ... the art style is wonderful!
05-21-2012, 04:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 239
As soon as I read "Autumn Dynasty", I was 99% certain the game was going to have classical Chinese influences.

I'm not an RTS fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I was incredibly impressed by the trailer: lovely art-style, clean, crisp graphics and an extremely elegant UI that seems perfectly designed for tablets [touch-based].

I'm heartened to hear that the developers designed the game "from the ground up for touch controls". From reading reviews of other games, one of the biggest bugbears is lazy ports that treat the interface as a token gesture.

Even though I normally do not play RTS - haven't played once since C&C back in the mid 90s - I'll keep an eye on this.
05-21-2012, 08:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 950
I watched several vids today on your YouTube channel and I'm really amazed at the artwork, quality of control and depth of this RTS. Looking forward to playing this soon!
05-22-2012, 12:15 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 67
Not a fan of RTS, but this looks amazing. Definitely catches my interest.