Thursday, April 17, 2014

TLF Video - Lead Dev Chris Repeatedly Gets Smashed By Hard Mode

From the creators of AI War: Fleet Command comes an all-new grand strategy title with turn-based tactical combat, set in a deep simulation of an entire solar system and its billions of inhabitants. You are the last of a murdered race, determined to unify or destroy the 8 others.  But you must work from the shadows, using superior technology -- bring your cape and cowl. 
Check out its game page for details, or swing by the forums for the game.  This is Arcen's largest title ever, and we're really excited to share it with folks.  Arriving tomorrow, April 18th!

Okay, more than a little hubris in this video.  "Hey, I'll do a video to show people how to play!"  "Why don't I put it on hard strategic mode, and why don't I play on 'Upper Normal' combat difficulty when usually I play on 'Lower Difficulty?'"  That all seems like a smart idea!

So, you get to see me die five or six times, and ultimately it ends in a failure.  I could have pressed on, and probably could have done a decent enough job with that campaign if given time (and generous "save scumming," so to speak -- I wasn't playing on ironman mode, thank goodness!

But the video was already going on long enough, and seeing me floundering around for another few tries attempting to save the Peltians from the Acutians would have to wait for another day.  The video is still pretty instructive, though, because actually it's a good look at how to evaluate a moderately bad situation and try to salvage it.  Hence my uploading it rather than just re-recording it.  I will do another video of myself playing on a more reasonable (for me) difficulty level, though.



Anonymous said...

Ahhhh! Looks so good! Whens it coming out? April is still to vague, there's more than two weeks left in April

Christopher M. Park said...

Today! :D

Anonymous said...

Huzzah! Will keep an eye out. On a point of interest do you prefer a sale from your website direct or through Steam or is there no difference (in terms of %'s, royalties and so on).

Either way consider it bought as soon as it appears :)

Christopher M. Park said...

Thanks for your support! We're always happy when people buy the game from wherever they prefer. We get boosts in sales rank on sites if you buy from them, which helps us sell more, a bit. But we do get the highest royalties from direct sales, yes.

Anonymous said...

Hey on steam it just jumped form April 18 to 19??? can someone please tell me what's going on??

Christopher M. Park said...

We have no idea what that was either, it was apparently some temporary glitch in their system. Rather than releasing when the clock hit 0, it added 24 hours??

Anyway, they fixed it up and it is now live!