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App description: NYHEIM v.1.2

My fate is hanging by a thread. A global pandemic has swept through my children, driving them away from my embrace or taking their life. It has given birth to mutated giant vermin whose destructive insticts tear at my insides. But humanity is tenacious. Still many survive, trying to rebuild, trying to give me a future.
-The city of Nyheim


Help a party of survivors lead the progress of Nyheim's rebuilding while rats, crises and harsh northern weather all attempt to finish off what the pandemic started.
*Roll dice and match symbols to progress on your quest*
*Search the districts of the city for supplies and survivors*
*Balance the needs of your party and headquarters*
*Fight monstrous rats and solve or weather crises*
*Complete your new home task by task*
*Attempt different approaches with Nyheim's features*


Are you the one who will save Nyheim from oblivion and cement its legacy?
11-12-2016, 08:37 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 731
Found this and it caught my interest. Anyone try it yet?
Thanks
11-13-2016, 01:00 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,828
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzinn View Post
Found this and it caught my interest. Anyone try it yet?
Thanks
Yep, it's a weird one but still kind of fun. The closest comparison is probably Elder Sign Omens. You have a leader (represented by two 8 sided dice) who is traveling about from one location on the map to another trying to find more survivors and food while holding off mutant rats and other crises. One interesting aspect is that your leader and each survivor you meet will have unique dice. They'll all be 8 sided, but the distribution of symbols is randomized. So when adding additional party members it becomes important to keep in mind the odds of various symbols being rollable (better not go over to those apartment buildings as I see I'll need a heart and eyeball symbol to defeat the rats there and none of my current characters can roll hearts reliably).

The concept of food in this game is fascinating as well. It powers re-rolls, is needed for your party to survive even if not using it intentionally for re-rolls, and is really handy for your HQ's recruitment efforts. So a big part of the game is all about managing your food needs and knowing when you can safely afford to attempt a re-roll or when it's best to just hoard it (basically when rolling the dice if a food symbol ever comes up, your party loses a food ration, and if that result comes up when you're out of food, 1 of your characters will get marked with a starvation marker, which is just like an injury in this game). If a character gets 2 injuries (be it a combat injury or starvation marker) they'll die.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
11-13-2016, 08:30 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Yep, it's a weird one but still kind of fun. The closest comparison is probably Elder Sign Omens. You have a leader (represented by two 8 sided dice) who is traveling about from one location on the map to another trying to find more survivors and food while holding off mutant rats and other crises. One interesting aspect is that your leader and each survivor you meet will have unique dice. They'll all be 8 sided, but the distribution of symbols is randomized. So when adding additional party members it becomes important to keep in mind the odds of various symbols being rollable (better not go over to those apartment buildings as I see I'll need a heart and eyeball symbol to defeat the rats there and none of my current characters can roll hearts reliably).

The concept of food in this game is fascinating as well. It powers re-rolls, is needed for your party to survive even if not using it intentionally for re-rolls, and is really handy for your HQ's recruitment efforts. So a big part of the game is all about managing your food needs and knowing when you can safely afford to attempt a re-roll or when it's best to just hoard it (basically when rolling the dice if a food symbol ever comes up, your party loses a food ration, and if that result comes up when you're out of food, 1 of your characters will get marked with a starvation marker, which is just like an injury in this game). If a character gets 2 injuries (be it a combat injury or starvation marker) they'll die.

Thank you so much for the info & insight!
11-13-2016, 02:05 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,828
I just learned, not sure if it is covered in the tutorial as I quit out once I thought I got the basics, that there are 3 ways to win and 2 ways to lose.

Ways to Win:
1) Have your group survive a full year (so I assume 365 days).
2) Complete the upgrading of your base to a full settlement.
3) Complete the entire line of primary objective quests.

Ways to Lose:
1) Letting your party leader get killed.
2) Allow too many crises to go off unchecked.

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews

Last edited by LordGek; 11-13-2016 at 07:03 PM.
12-20-2016, 12:44 PM
#6
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 483
@LordGek - so how's this doing on your play list now that it's been out for a while? Has it kept your interest and is the depth enough to warrant it being a 'must have' or at the very least 'should try'? Price has dropped and thought it looked a little diffferent, so may consider picking it up. Thanks.