Quite a few of you were already waiting for this game to be posted, when you were first given a heads up by Nocturnus here: http://forum.audiogames.net/viewtopic.php?id=5631 For the rest of you, this might be a pleasant surprise to suddenly have a brand new game to play! Castaways is a roleplaying, strategy game, that seems like a mix between Sound RTS, Oregon Trail, and Lunimals. I promise that this game will provide hours and hours of fun, plus considerable replay value. There are 22 types of units, 17 types of buildings, and you have to manage 17 different resources.
After a violent storm smashed your ship against some rocks, you, and your fellow survivors wash up on the shore of a hostile land filled with Goblins. Using the limited supplied, scattered across the beach from your ship, you must put together a settlement to keep your people from starving. Building placement is important, and I'm sure people will develop drastically different strategies for where they should be. Also, you are required to choose 2 "perks", and 1 "fault" when you begin a new game. These 2 benefits, and 1 disadvantage, will uniquely change the way your game experience will go. Rather than controlling each individual unit, Castaways takes more of a macro management approach. When you build a Tavern, any peasants will automatically work to keep it stocked with supplies. When you make a Hunter, he, or she, will automatically travel out into the woods to hunt. The challenge is, finding the proper balance, and knowing what to build, and when. This first beta release of the game is using only temporary sounds. Pretty much, these are sounds I just snatched from my Lunimals game, haha! Locutus is already hard at work, coming up with sounds that will be included in version updates. If you have any comments, or suggestions about the sounds, he is actually the guy to ask. The way that Castaways is designed, makes it difficult to know where to begin, when trying to help someone learn to first start playing. Nocturnus is working on a walkthrough, but in the mean time, both he and I will do our best to answer people's questions here. I hope you all enjoy this new game! Castaways www.kaldobsky.com/audiogames/castaways.zip (1.77 MB v0.1b, last updated 7/11/2011 at 6:45 PM EST) Official thread: http://forum.audiogames.net/viewtopic.php?pid=59208#p59208 --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.