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  • Offworld Trading Company - RTS by Mohawk Games (Soren Johnson)

    I just ordered the Founder's Elite Edition of this game today. I figure if Soren is involved it should be worth it. Especially if I can accost him with obtuse, lengthy, multiquoted posts quibbling about inane details. (I'm not sure if I can still do this well or not. I'm willing to pay $79.99 to find out.)

    Here's the game and rules. It sounds pretty cool. No artwork yet that I've seen.

    http://www.offworldgame.com/game
    http://www.mohawkgames.com/2014/06/16/offworld-rules/

    A review of the game with some concept art at Arstechnica:

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/0...ading-company/

    The Elite Edition comes with 6 coupons to buy the Gift Edition for $20 ... so if you're interested in trying the game out and having some feedback into it's development, let me know.

    Also I get an extra game key that is up for grabs if someone really wants it and can't afford $20.

    Do the additional keys for the Founderís Elite Edition get access to the rest of the Founder's Elite perks?

    Just the private development forum and access to the prototype. For anyone who really wants the other perks, we sell a lovely Founderís Elite Edition that comes with a digital soundtrack, game almanac, and more.

    What about the optional additional copies from Founderís Elite coupons?

    Those will work exactly like the extra key that comes with every Founderís Elite purchase Ė youíll get access to the prototype and the private forum.

  • Koyaanisqatsi
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    Originally posted by Jon Miller View Post
    Is it out for OS X?

    JM
    Yep. I've started streaming a campaign game: http://www.twitch.tv/novomancy/

    (archive is here: http://www.twitch.tv/novomancy/profile/past_broadcasts . I'm still trying to get audio to cooperate though. I guess it's an issue on OS X...the first video has no audio, and the audio on the second echoes.)

    I really enjoy it so far, and campaign mode is apparently the part that's still getting the most work.

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  • Jon Miller
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    Originally posted by Aeson View Post
    Still have 2 coupons for $20 Gift Editions for anyone who's interested.
    Is it out for OS X?

    JM

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  • Aeson
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    I haven't played this a lot yet. On my old laptop (Intel HD 3000 Graphics) it is a bit sluggish as expected, but that probably will get better as the game gets finished more. That's the only drawback to it I've seen so far. RTS needs decent hardware. I've got a new box now, waiting on a R9 270X to finish it off. Then it should be very smooth.

    MP is probably out for me because of the high latency and high dropped packets on the cell phone network here.

    The concept is really cool. You can jump right in and start having fun. They don't want us sharing graphics, but I think it looks good already.

    Arriving at Mars you can scan around and pick out the perfect spot, get bonuses by founding later, or found early and get started right away. There are primary resources you collect from tiles on the map, and then buildings can turn them into secondary resources or end-products. You can buy or sell any of of it at any time, and the prices fluxuate based on supply and demand. Shares in the competing companies' (and your own) are always up for sale, and you lose by being bought out ... win by buying out the competition.

    You upgrade your corporation by investing specific resources/products into it. This lets you expand to more claims. You can go into debt which is paid back over time (or whenever you want to pay it) without having to cease operations. Though it does affect your share price.

    There are also special buildings that enable things like corporate espionage (bordering on outright warfare), selling off-world, upgrading facilities.

    The AI seems pretty good, able to give a challenge without ganging up on the player ... but I haven't played enough to be very good myself.

    Still have 2 coupons for $20 Gift Editions for anyone who's interested.
    Last edited by Aeson; September 21, 2014, 02:11.

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  • N35t0r
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    Cool

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  • Soren Johnson
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    fyi, the NDA has been lifted for everything but graphics: http://www.mohawkgames.com/2014/09/1...bout-the-game/

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  • Aeson
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    Just as a general rule, Apolyton will be very strict in moderating posts that would be questionable in terms of NDAs on games under development. (Any publicly released info about the game is ok to discuss.)

    If you have any questions about what would be ok to discuss and what isn't, please ask via PMs.

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  • korn469
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    I currently have a laptop with 4GBs of ram and a i3 2350m processor. Is that enough to run the game?

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  • N35t0r
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    I'd like to see some gameplay before... Is anyone planning to do some sort of AAR?

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  • Aeson
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    Still the 2 Gift editions available if anyone else is interested.

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  • Aeson
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    Check your emails

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  • The Mad Monk
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    I haven't gotten that far yet, I have to fix an issue with my account, it's been a while since I last used it.

    Thanks for the coupon!

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  • snoopy369
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    Sava - what issues did you have? I may be having the same ones (or, different ones). I signed up, try to login to the forums, and get asked to do an activation, at which point I say 'resend activation' which sends a blank email (no content) to me...

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  • snoopy369
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    Based on the weather in Chicago, fall is here already, so I won't mind Thanks for the coupon!

    I'm still a little fuzzy on whether this is likely to work on my bootcamp installation of Win7 on my (older) macbook (like 2009 old!) but we'll see i guess.

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  • Aeson
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    Yah, they didn't update the email. They posted about it on the blog and forum that the prototype was ready and "fall" came early.

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