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A jam submission

This Virgin Land of OursView project page

A map game of community and colonization.
Submitted by Lari Assmuth (@LariAssmuth) — 11 hours, 53 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
How strongly maps are integrated in the game’s design#34.2864.286
How easy to understand and use the game’s rules are#54.0004.000
How captivating the tone, feel and style of the game are#53.8573.857
How elegant the game’s design is#53.7143.714
How well the game fits the theme and goal of the jam#64.0004.000

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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Submitted

I like how the map reflects two "eras" concurrently -- pre and post colonization.  

As I play through it, two strategies occur to me:  Either evenly spacing all features around the map and attempting to protect each one individually, or concentrating all the features in one area to limit losses to two.

I don't think this is the intended way to interact with the game, perhaps these "optimal" paths could be removed by randomizing the placement of the cultural landmarks.

Developer

That’s a really good point! I hadn’t considered the drive one has to play to win enough.

Submitted

This is a very interesting game, it is easy to learn and to prepare and it promotes the consideration of an interesting subject in a respectful way. Well done!

Submitted(+1)

The pig latin is a very nice detail, a simple thing that does a great job of showing the colonizer's disdain and disconnect from the native population and their culture.

Submitted(+1)

Drawing round the cards! that's a lovely thing.