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A jam entry

Vanguard: AMDView game page »

A micro turn based tactics game that's singleplayer only!
Submitted by ash_makes (@ash_makes) with 1 hour, 30 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw score
Audio#1092.7493.286
Authenticity (Use of 64x64 limit)#1134.0644.857
Overall#1193.1373.750
Graphics#1243.1083.714
Enjoyment#1312.6303.143

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Really nice little game! I included it in my LowRezJam compilation, if you’d like to take a look :)

(+1)

Linux version is just moaning that it can't find a game at the path.. but played the Windows version anyway.

Couple of bugs, as have been mentioned, but I'm one to talk! :D Enjoyed it nonetheless, well done :)

Developer

Oh my apologies, other than in school I've never used Linux so I didn't test it. I'm going to leave it up because I'm a terrible person and believe that I'll fix it one day even if that doesn't happen. I'm glad you liked it. I'm unsure of what bugs you mean, do the unit selection problems still happen or is it the lag that has been mentioned? Thank you again!

(Edited 1 time)

yes it was the slowdown.. didnt seem to get the unit selection problem!


edit: spleening

Developer

I probably should have made it more clear I'd try to figure out how to fix the issue.

(+1)

Pretty nice game. It's a neat concept with some nice visuals and music. I especially like the overview you get at the start of each level. Unfortunately, the game lagged on some of the larger levels. I also don't like how you have to restart the whole game when you lose.

Developer

Thank you so much for your feedback! The lag is due to how enemies are spawned randomly, not really sure other than that, if I simplified the loop that spawns them it should probably lag less. It also lags much more with more enemies which is why no level has more than 15. I understand that its annoying having to restart the game, funny thing is I had to put that in there. There aren't that many levels so I figured it didn't hurt (pro tip, to game the system just hit escape when you think you'll lose and it should (not 100 percent sure I haven't played the game in days)  send you to the menu without resetting you to level 1). I'm guessing it just didn't seem that bad to me due to me playing it a lot. Thank you again for your constructive feed back, if I make another version I'll address the issues you had.

(+1)

Impressive. Do different enemies have different AIs? Or do they all behave the same?

Developer

Wouldn't you like to know ;) . No they all use the same AI but there is a small decision tree based on what is near them and enemy locations. It's pretty basic but it mostly works! They don't know whats past a one block circle around them other than the enemy that they latch onto each turn.

(+1)

Great game, I loved the art and style.  I did run into a few bugs with the UI, specifically when I tried switching units or advancing to the next turn without moving the unit selected.

Developer(+1)

Thank you for the input, I should have fixed those issues before uploading the first versions of the game. I'm uploading a new version that fixes THESE ISSUES right now. Bummer my connection is being so slow.