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Isochron - isometric turn based game - Inspired by X-Com

08-14-2009, 08:50 PM
#1
Joined: May 2009
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Isochron - isometric turn based game - Inspired by X-Com

Hi, I'm putting together a turn based strategy game that's had a lot of inspiration from the old school X-Com games.

Dubbed Isochron, it's had a bit of a break while other jobs got done but now it's at full steam again.

The most interesting addition is the base management screen..







The ballistics system is still getting a lot of work done to it and tactical maps are getting upgraded to support multiple layers.

For more info on progress, head on over to http://game.jseuss.com. A lot of the content so far has been created because of user feedback (like base management), so make sure you have your say!

=== Update ===
Soo, things are moving along for Isochron again. I've just about finished a level editor and the tactical engine has received a complete rewrite to support a bunch of cool features.

How many of you out there would be interested in creating a few level modules with the editor for inclusion in the game? The editor only works on Macs at the moment, but if enough are interested in an iOS version I could make a port I guess.. Leave a comment if isometric level editing is something you'd like to do.

Thanks for your patience and support so far for Isochron - It's truly a massive project for just one guy, but thanks to all the volunteers and donations it's actually coming together.

Thanks!
JSeuss Software

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JSeuss Game Dev Info for Isochron: http://game.jseuss.com
Twitter: JSeuss
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Last edited by JSeuss; 03-06-2011 at 05:32 PM. Reason: New Info
08-14-2009, 08:59 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Wooo, pixels! Keeping an eye on this just for the awesome art style.

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08-14-2009, 09:06 PM
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Looks more awesome than the last time you posted here, are you going to be implementing other x-com features like researching?

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08-14-2009, 09:36 PM
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Looks more awesome than the last time you posted here, are you going to be implementing other x-com features like researching?
Once the tactical elements are polished I'll definitely be focusing on base management and research aspects of the game. Still not sure if I'll release a tactical only game, or wait until it's all done.

JSeuss Game Dev Info for Isochron: http://game.jseuss.com
Twitter: JSeuss
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08-14-2009, 10:05 PM
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Joined: Aug 2009
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I have to keep an eye on this.
09-01-2009, 07:56 PM
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New features and screenshots available and the game has finally been named. Head on over to http://game.jseuss.com to check it out. There's also a one question survey about the new name.

JSeuss Game Dev Info for Isochron: http://game.jseuss.com
Twitter: JSeuss
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09-01-2009, 07:58 PM
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Location: London, UK
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I voted it's OK. I get the feeling some morons are gonna be pronouncing it wrong.

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09-01-2009, 08:36 PM
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Joined: May 2009
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Originally Posted by JSeuss View Post
New features and screenshots available and the game has finally been named. Head on over to http://game.jseuss.com to check it out. There's also a one question survey about the new name.
I think it's a good name, and I'm very much looking forward to this game. If you have a big campaign mode that's just ducky, but just having a tactical X-Com combat game will make me plenty happy. Thanks for programming one, and you've got at least one sure sale.
09-02-2009, 05:39 AM
#9
Are you going to need any beta testers?

beta test(ed/ing): Beseiged, Necromancer Rising, Fish Fun, Indestructible Tank, Twilight Golf, Undercroft, Transylvania, Above & Beyond Air Combat, Rune Mage, itunnel 3d, touch ko, robocalypse, arcana, finger physics, and spincrazy
09-02-2009, 06:04 AM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 27
Looks nice, I was a big fan of the X-Com series. Looking forward to it.

Last edited by ob1; 09-02-2009 at 06:16 AM.