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Turn based strategy games fans wanted (E.g. wesnoth, advance wars, panzer general)

09-29-2009, 06:47 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: London UK
Posts: 7
Turn based strategy games fans wanted (E.g. wesnoth, advance wars, panzer general)

Hi,

Being a life-long fan of strategy war games, I was very disappointed with the range of offerings when I got my iPhone. So much so, that I have decided to put a strategy game together. (Screenshot attached below)

It is now nearing completion and I am looking for few more strategy game fans to broaden the current beta test team. So if you find turn based strategy war games interesting - head over to http://hedgehoglogic.pbworks.com/BetaRequest#.

The primary selection is based on your interest in war games, but any experience with beta testing iPhone apps is a plus so please mention it on the form.

Cheers,

David Zverina / Hedgehog Logic

P.S.: If you're not into betas and just want to follow the progress, you can follow us on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/HedgehogLogic


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09-29-2009, 07:24 PM
#2
David - this looks like an intriguing take on the genre. Can't wait to see how it plays! Am glad to see more developers diving into the strategy wargame realm!

Submitted a request for beta.

09-29-2009, 08:28 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 29
Have you tried UniWar?

Favorites: UniWar, Battle for Wesnoth, Galcon, Archibald's Adventures, Harbor Master, Electric Box, 7 Cities, Perilar, Peggle, Doodle Jump, MiniSquadron
09-29-2009, 09:24 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 258
Also submitted a beta request. I agree with you that the paltry offering of Turn Based Strategy games on the iPhone is a real shame. It's also a shame that yours will probably have to compete with Battle for Wesnoth, but there's room on my phone for both games.
09-29-2009, 11:55 PM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,044
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomBombadil View Post
Have you tried UniWar?
+1 look like another UniWar clone.. and the graphic looks... hum....
09-30-2009, 05:03 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: London UK
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomBombadil View Post
Have you tried UniWar?
I have tried Uniwar - and while it is a good game, in Five Star General, I have set out to create a game with much greater tactical depth.

With Uniwar you will never overcome the first tactical advantage yielded to a decent player. It's kind of like playing tennis - and having to hold a racquete with one less finger after losing a ball. The result becomes quite predictable after seeing the outcome of the first ball!!

In order to win Five Star General you will have to be consistently better than your opponent in strategy, tactics and planning.
09-30-2009, 06:34 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 夣胧桃源
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Besides the strategy difference I fail to see any difference between this and Uniwar, and that other clone with the hexagon tiles. You were disappointed with the tiny amount of strategy games in the store weren't you? Why not create something that's new and original, and surprise the audience? It's guaranteed to make a profit, even if means simply overturning the visuals; because right now I can't tell the difference between this game and Uniwar and the other clone.
09-30-2009, 06:51 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 84
Applied Looks cool and good to hear your philosophy. I think there is plenty of room for more complex strat games than Uniwar on iDevice.

The graphics don't concern me that much... Its great that you are listing Panzer General as inspiration. I played that to death years ago, along with the IMO even better Fantasy General.
09-30-2009, 08:31 PM
#9
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
Besides the strategy difference I fail to see any difference between this and Uniwar, and that other clone with the hexagon tiles. You were disappointed with the tiny amount of strategy games in the store weren't you? Why not create something that's new and original, and surprise the audience? It's guaranteed to make a profit, even if means simply overturning the visuals; because right now I can't tell the difference between this game and Uniwar and the other clone.
Have you played the game? If not, it's very difficult to determine the quality of a hex-based TBS from screenshots. Really, they all look more or less the same.
09-30-2009, 09:14 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,966
I play ASL, does that count?

Form submitted.

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