• Publisher: Bulkypix
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 120.4 MB
  • Version: 1.6
  • Price: $6.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (6)
App description: Real time strategy wargaming for iOS: Autumn Dynasty is now universal!

NEW FEATURES:
- Redesigned interface for the small screen!
- Blitz mode: instant, fast paced action!
- Multiplayer across ALL devices: iPad vs iPhone vs iPod Touch!

Plays great on any device:
iPad 1, iPad 2, New iPad, iPad Retina, iPad Mini
iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
iPod Touch 4th gen

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#1 Strategy game in more than 25 countries!

Featured in Apple Benchmark Games Pick for Intuitive Controls!

"A feature packed RTS that's smart, intuitive, and has the gameplay chops to back up its gorgeous looks!"
Pocket Gamer UK, 8/10

" Autumn Dynasty is one of the best games Ive played on iOS in quite a while."
148Apps, 10/10

"one of the few iOS titles that really does not skimp on any of the features that make RTS games exciting."
Toucharcade.com, 4.5/5

"easily earns its way onto the must have list of any iPad gamer."
Capsule Computers, 9/10

"...a beautiful, clever game strategy game for the iPad!"
Wired.co.uk

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For generations, the knowledge of firedust and the legend of the Thousand Sun Weapon have kept the Autumn Empire safe from foreign barbarians.
But now, the government is weak and her officials corrupt. Masked subversives lead the peasants in righteous revolt, seeking to seize the secrets of Empire. As civil war threatens to tear the land asunder, will you take up the sword and stand on mountains to mend the sky?

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BE THE GENERAL:
-Full Real Time Strategy experience
-Train units, construct buildings, research upgrades, FIGHT!
-Draw your battle plans directly onto the map!
-Use special abilities to turn the tide of battle!

STORY MODE:
-Grand campaign with unique scripted levels!
-At least 10 hours of intense tactical gameplay!

SKIRMISH MODE:
-Challenge the AI in a straight battle on numerous maps!
-New instant-action Blitz mode maps!

MULTIPLAYER:
-Challenge human opponents over bluetooth or internet!
-Voice chat and Gamecenter Achievements!
-Battle over different devices: iPad vs iPhone vs iPod Touch!

* No in-app purchases necessary.

killercow's comments:




*** Special introductory price of $4.99 for the first days ***

For generations, the knowledge of firedust and the legend of the Thousand Sun Weapon have kept the Autumn Empire safe from foreign barbarians.
But now, the government is weak and her officials corrupt. Masked subversives lead the peasants in righteous revolt, seeking to seize the secrets of Empire. As civil war threatens to tear the land asunder, will you take up the sword and stand on mountains to mend the sky?

The traditional Chinese painting becomes an epic battlefield in Autumn Dynasty – a revolutionary new Real Time Strategy game designed from the ground up for the iPad.
Paint your battle plans directly onto the map and command your armies using simple gestures: employ terrain, positioning and cunning stratagems to defend your lands and conquer your foes!

Features :
- 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!
- Voice chat and Gamecenter Achievements!


06-05-2012, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gamedboy View Post
The game is retina ready, even though my eyes prob arn't. You can compare the screenshots we taken from iPad 1 and the new iPad at http://www.autumndynasty.com/media/

I can't tell much of a diff unless I compare the two iPad side by side
Honestly, the Retina support is pretty weak considering the zooming, pixelated cutscenes, etc. It's certainly not offensive to the eyes but come on, there's a lot to be done before you can classify this as Retina. Maybe that's what Retina-ready means, who knows. I will say that it's nowhere near as egregious of a claim as Neuroshima Hex.
06-05-2012, 07:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosquito60 View Post
my last two games have been very very slow... lots of lag.
I'm not sure how online matches are hosted but I'm leaning towards player based.

I've played alot of online matches, actually, it's the only mode I play on Autumn Dynasty and I've met a few games with latency issues. I usually just play it through and the next game will be fine.

One thing to note though, please remember to mute your voice chat.

I've heard countless conversations but I always mute them within the first seconds. I'm not a eavedropper.

06-06-2012, 07:57 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: switzerland
Posts: 1,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xanthos View Post
I'm not sure how online matches are hosted but I'm leaning towards player based.

I've played alot of online matches, actually, it's the only mode I play on Autumn Dynasty and I've met a few games with latency issues. I usually just play it through and the next game will be fine.

One thing to note though, please remember to mute your voice chat.

I've heard countless conversations but I always mute them within the first seconds. I'm not a eavedropper.
I also mute the voice chat. It would be nice to have a text chat. I don't like voice chats at all. My wife hates if I play too much of this games, if I would start to talk to strange people she would not appreciate it I think.

I often hear babies cry.
And yes, I now think too, that the lag is player based.
06-06-2012, 08:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: switzerland
Posts: 1,350
Enhance Skirmish mode

It would be nice to have some more features for skirmish mode:

Now you play on different maps against AI.

It would be nice, to exercise different tactics, that you can set up some training situations:

Chose the map without spots for building
Chose number and type of your units
All abilities available without waiting time
Chose the number of enemy units
Chose type of enemy units
06-06-2012, 08:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: switzerland
Posts: 1,350
How does avalanches work?

Sometimes I think I'm not shure how it exactly works:

Do the swordsmen have to be close to the mountains?
Has the avalanche to be close to the mountains?
How close?
06-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosquito60 View Post
Sometimes I think I'm not shure how it exactly works:

Do the swordsmen have to be close to the mountains?
Has the avalanche to be close to the mountains?
How close?
When you use avalanche, drag your finger on the screen to where you want to cast. The cursor would glow if you are close enough to mountain to use it.

Yup we want to add more scenarios to the skirmish mode, the next patch is coming with a free mission where both players start with a large army.
06-06-2012, 10:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamedboy View Post
Yup we want to add more scenarios to the skirmish mode, the next patch is coming with a free mission where both players start with a large army.
Cool idea of starting out with both players with large armies (so I can work on my battle tactics).
Will there ever be the possibility of adding skirmish/multiplayer with up to 4 players?

Favorite mobile RTS: Autumn Dynasty, Amoebattle & Red Conquest
Great TBS/SRPGs: Wesnoth, Battle Academy, Kingturn, Pantheon Cycle, Dungeon Crawlers, SW&E, Viking Lords, Metal Brigade Tactics, Tactical Soldier, Ravenmark, Tactics Maiden and Banner Saga

Last edited by Marcus70; 06-06-2012 at 10:37 PM.
06-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: switzerland
Posts: 1,350
sometimes it takes very long until game center finds a player to play with.

1. I would like to e able to turn off the sound

2. If there is someone asking for a game I would like to hear a beep or some alarm. I don't like to stare at the screen for hours without being able to do something different.
06-07-2012, 10:13 PM
You can turn the sound or music off under the options menu.
There isn't a button for the options in the main menu though.

Isn't it supposed to allow you to play something else while waiting for an opponent?
06-08-2012, 07:42 AM
I guess it is not very obvious, but you can continue to play skirmish or campaign missions while you are waiting for opponents.

I am still trying to find a way to let players multitask while waiting for opponent, I suspect that is not possible with gamecenter matching.

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