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App description: HSS is the first MMO RT TBS (Real Time Turn Based Strategy) game. Like a lot of TBS games, the goal is to conquer the world. This game could be considered as a mix of Travian and Civilization. Every player plays their turns at the same time. Newbies start with 5 minutes long turns. Once the newbie period is over, turns take 1h30m. Since everybody makes their moves at the same time, you need to hurry as soon as the turn starts or someone may take your place :)...

Features in the game
- 13 different units and much more coming soon - from swordsman to jet fighters
- Gigantic world (currently 400x400 tiles).
- 1h30min turns so you can take your time to play
- 5mins turns for newbie for faster starts
- 1 nice sound effect
- Messaging system where you can contact your friends & enemies
- Ranking feature where you can see how your leaders compare
- A registering process so your account in always backed-up.
- In-game instructions to help you understand the game

Any comments and/or suggestions that could help improving this game are greatly appreciated. Please contact us at hss@fighttime.net

Thank you!
02-17-2013, 04:44 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 291
Seems an interesting mix of RTS and Civilization. Looks like Civ with timers at first sight

But one thing bothers me - the app description says one turn takes 2 hours, in app help says 4 hours - but in fact the timer is set for only ten minutes??

02-17-2013, 11:31 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Hello there,

Thanks for the heads up. I will fix the description.

Actually, newbies have faster turns for the first 15-20 turns (from 5 minutes to 1h) so they dont get bored and they dont get eaten too fast by older players.

once the newbie period is done, turns are 1h30mins long.

Thank you
02-17-2013, 01:39 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 291
Hello bobdread,

thanks for the heads up. I thought it could be that way. Unfortunately the map view seems broken - can't make out anything.

My starting point isn't bad at all - but I started on a small island with not much wood. So on one side I won't be discovered so fast - but my development is going to be very slow :/ (I need 200 more wood - at a production of 2 wood each 1,5 hours it will take more than six days until I can build my first settler. Until then all I can do is wait and occasionally upgrade my only wood source)... feeling like Robinson Crusoe on my deserted island

Oh and maybe you could check the waypoint system - sometimes it doesn't recognize my commands

Last edited by c.ihls; 02-17-2013 at 01:48 PM.
02-17-2013, 02:01 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Hello,

First, thanks for playing our game.

For your build problem maybe we need to thinking about fixing the game balance & rules. Would it be less longer if you build another peasant before a settler? Btw, your pesants work will be shared if they work on the same land, so it will build up much faster. After this, if you think its still too long, let us know we may add something so it gives faster start...

For the waypoint, when you select a tile, you should see a message like "your unit will start moving on next turn" - you will notice that they will start moving the turn after...

Thank you!
02-17-2013, 02:09 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdread View Post
Btw, your pesants work will be shared if they work on the same land, so it will build up much faster.

Thank you!
Oh thanks for the hint. I'll try combining my two peasants then to speed the upgrading up

And I will try the waypoint-system over the night. My footman should reach the other end of the island by tomorrow morning
02-17-2013, 02:19 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 187
I really LOVE the style for this game,Just started 4 minutes ago,Two questions though,How do I know who I'm going up against and can we start alliances or something?
Edit: I read the guide. Anyways,We can start trade routes. That's cool.

Last edited by Linx550; 02-17-2013 at 02:24 PM.
02-17-2013, 04:09 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Hello there,

Your against a lot of people, but to find out who you're against, you have to explore around. You can also ally with those people. Its up to you

You can also see the top 3 overall players on the map by pressing menu/map - but this is a confusing feature that we could possibly remove... we would just keep your map
02-17-2013, 05:01 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdread View Post
Hello there,

Your against a lot of people, but to find out who you're against, you have to explore around. You can also ally with those people. Its up to you

You can also see the top 3 overall players on the map by pressing menu/map - but this is a confusing feature that we could possibly remove... we would just keep your map
Yeah,I wa wondering what those huge brown/blue/green scribbles were. Anyways,Found a bug,Pressing chat and typing in something stops you from doing anything else.
This is a pretty fun game.
02-17-2013, 05:23 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Hi,

I just tried with iphone simulator, and I was able to chat without any problems. Can you give more details? Would you prefer to discuss privately?

Thanks a lot for your comments! they are really appreciated