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App description: Castle Battles streamlines the mechanics of classic, top-down strategy to create a fast paced style of gameplay like no other. Expand your empire by building castles near bountiful resources, collect gold to amass outlandish armies, and swarm your enemies in 40 unique levels.

Explore the illustrated world of The Great Tapestry through four story-rich campaigns: Fight to reclaim your lost homeland as Les Moustachiers. Laugh maniacally as The Clearly Evil Empire. Discover the astral mysteries of The Purperilous. And finally, set out on a heros journey as The Order of Awesome to stop the narrative from unravelling.

No soulless micro-transactions to help you here! Classic 4X style mechanics are condensed to their strategic core, meaning action packed matches are measured in minutes rather than hours. Thousands of troops can be in action at a time leading to all out swarm warfare.

Enjoy the melding of medieval melodies to the pulse of electronica in the Original Soundtrack by Ex-Static: https://xstatic.bandcamp.com/album/the-original-castle-battles-soundtrack

Its time to play Castle Battles

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BlackEyedGamer's comments:

Castle Battles : Strategy but FAST

Light Arc Studio
Genres: Games Entertainment Strategy Action
Free


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Castle Battles streamlines the mechanics of classic, top-down strategy to create a fast paced style of gameplay like no other. Expand your empire by building castles near bountiful resources, collect gold to amass outlandish armies, and swarm your enemies in 40 unique levels.

Explore the illustrated world of The Great Tapestry through four story-rich campaigns: Fight to reclaim your lost homeland as Les Moustachiers. Laugh maniacally as The Clearly Evil Empire. Discover the astral mysteries of The Purperilous. And finally, set out on a heros journey as The Order of Awesome to stop the narrative from unravelling.

No soulless micro-transactions to help you here! Classic 4X style mechanics are condensed to their strategic core, meaning action packed matches are measured in minutes rather than hours. Thousands of troops can be in action at a time leading to all out swarm warfare.

Enjoy the melding of medieval melodies to the pulse of electronica in the Original Soundtrack by Ex-Static: https://xstatic.bandcamp.com/album/t...les-soundtrack

Its time to play Castle Battles

0xFFFA0001 0x00FF1010 0x000PERIL 0x0AWAITS0 0x00YOU000 0xFFFA000F










Supported Devices:
  • iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi
  • iPad23G-iPad23G
  • iPhone4S-iPhone4S
  • iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPhone5-iPhone5
  • iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini-iPadMini
  • iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c-iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s-iPhone5s
  • iPadAir-iPadAir
  • iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular
  • iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina
  • iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular
  • iPhone6-iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus
  • iPadAir2-iPadAir2
  • iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular
  • iPadMini3-iPadMini3
  • iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular
  • iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen
  • iPhone6s-iPhone6s
  • iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus
  • iPadMini4-iPadMini4
  • iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular
  • iPadPro-iPadPro
  • iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular
  • iPadPro97-iPadPro97
  • iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular
  • iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE
  • iPhone7-iPhone7
  • iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus
  • iPad611-iPad611
  • iPad612-iPad612

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 8.0

Download Size: 1.1GB

04-25-2017, 01:43 PM
#2
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 406
Interesting! Looks like Galcon or Infested Planet - - but I wasn't expecting to see a 1+ GB download, ouch. Guess I have some cleaning up to do if I want to try this one out anytime soon...

04-25-2017, 07:50 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 383
I agree, looks too good not to check out. Fingers crossed it's not a waste of time and broadband... 1GB, yowza.
04-26-2017, 08:29 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: Gravity Falls
Posts: 62
So far I've finished the first campaign. I haven't unlocked the rest, but the first campaign was enough to hook me, and I might buy the rest. It reminds me of Mushroom Wars, but you can control your units and there are 3 different resources to build your castles, expand your territory, and create soldiers. I'm just wondering before I buy the rest of the game: are there plans for a content update eventually? I loved the first campaign but judging by how long it took me to finish that one and the fact that there is no endless or sandbox mode, it seems theres not much to do after collecting all the trophies. I would gladly pay for an online/local multiplayer of some sort, or a skirmish mode with the AI.
04-26-2017, 09:58 AM
#5
I'm loving everything about this game so far. To the devs, the only criticism I have is that every time I move around the map, whenever I lift my finger, the screen/map continues to scroll/move for a bit, which gets kinda annoying and jarring (it's almost like it's just too sensitive to touch). Anyway, I'm sure it's a simple fix and will hopefully be addressed soon in an update (please!). I'm buying the full game anyway 'cause it's really fantastic. Support these guys and this beautiful game! P.s. In response to Ironbeagle...I'm not sure if there is one yet, but I too would love to see an endless mode.
04-26-2017, 10:17 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 383
@Baron - I think you can change the map to continually scroll or not in the settings.

Yeah, pretty great game, odd but fantastic graphical style. Quite a bit more involved than the usual Galcon/Mushroom Wars or even Slay for those old enough to remember it.

I'm really enjoying it enough to unlock all content. Bit of a story thrown in with different elements introduced in each mission, the last mission in first campaign was quite tough even on normal (there's no easy as apparently we don't deserve it) Map variety quite varied. Also reminds me a bit of 'Crush Your Enemies' as you've got to think and move pretty fast, especially on higher difficulties.

It's very polished and free to try with one premium unlock, definitely worth a try even at 1GB+. The more I play the more I like.

Edit: I should add that even though it's a RTS, you can play at whatever speed you like, slow and calculated all the way up to super speedy requiring split second decisions and off the cuff intelligent A.I. attacks to repel while simultaneously trying to build a huge army, because in the end the higher number of troops generally win.

Last edited by Son of Anarchy; 05-02-2017 at 09:36 AM.
04-26-2017, 01:06 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 25
Got no sound at all.
04-26-2017, 01:58 PM
#8
Hello from Light Arc Studio (aka the developers) everyone!

Thank you for all the appreciation in the comments! It's what inspires us to keep moving forward in this saturated market. Please leave a review for the game if you have been enjoying the experience we spent the last few years crafting. We are extremely indie and every like and share will help us grow (or at least break even) as a company.

This leads me into the thoughtful comments about the size of Castle Battles. Thank you for making the space! We made few compromises on quality for the audio (a 130+ minute OST is unheard of in indie), the visual, and fully cast narrative as well. We hope you find it worth the 1GB!

There is a "Quick Match" mode on the main menu that unlocks after the first few levels of game-play. In it you can play with our algorithm to generate wacky "rorschach esq" maps that keep matches balanced and fresh! We hope you all get some extra play-time out of that!

Nearly every beta tester and a number of commentators have requested a "multiplayer mode." We are genuinely excited about adding more content like this to the current version, but we need to see enough sales to justify the quantitative effort we have already put into Castle Battles before we add more to it. In other words, please tell everybody about the game! We love making the games we want to play and we want to play them with our friends too.

We'll keep an eye on this thread and pop in to assist with any more questions you might have. Thanks again!

May your moustache guide you to victory,
Cleveland T. Mosher, Castle Battles Writer/Illustrator
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04-26-2017, 02:03 PM
#9
@Gdi -What are the specs for the device you are running the game on? We'd like to help you resolve this issue.
04-26-2017, 02:40 PM
#10
The colors and design in this game are gorgeous. It reminds me of a Don Bluth animated film, which is some of the highest praise I can give. Gameplay is spot on. Highly recommended...