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Banished - City builder game with a twist Fri, 14 March 2014 00:02 Go to next message
nmid

 
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www.shiningrocksoftware.com/game/

It's a game where you start off with a few people who have been banished and have to struggle against nature (which entails starvation/freezing) while making sure your town doesn't die of old age at the same time.
I want to explain it more in detail, but words won't do it justice... and it's not the standard lazy option that non-articulate people use. You really have to see the pics (and perhaps any youtube vid).

I've been playing this game since last weekend and it's something that's taken over all my Stars! time .. and more.
My current town with after 100 years.
http://i.imgur.com/JuQ8uNG.png


Check out of one the professional towns with 4000 pop!
http://imgur.com/gallery/bg6F9/
Note that getting to 300/600/900 pop are the 3 stages that the game has 'achievement targets' for.
Getting to 4000 is insane.


Another beautifully done town
http://shiningrocksoftware.com/forum/discussion/2793/flomato n-part-2-population-520#Item_6


[Updated on: Fri, 14 March 2014 00:04]

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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Fri, 14 March 2014 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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######, nmid, I'm trying to get stuff done in my actual life while also keeping up with two Stars! games. And now you throw this at me? Fie upon you!


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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Fri, 21 March 2014 07:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks nice, but I'm guessing is the growing and empire-building that makes the whole thing interesting? Sherlock

Perhaps you could draw some useful comparisons with Stars! econ, tech, expansion, war, etc? Rolling Eyes



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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Tue, 25 March 2014 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No combat/war in Banished at all, just have to build, expand, and survive some natural disasters as I understand it.


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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Tue, 25 March 2014 17:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So, a better Sim City, then? Work at computer


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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Wed, 26 March 2014 21:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nmid

 
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Haven't really played SimCity series.
However, comparing it to Caesar 3, it definitely passes the test.

Check this 2min video out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls8FBFFjMxk



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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Thu, 27 March 2014 15:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cute. So, does it have an interesting econ/tech/growth/development system? Sherlock


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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Sat, 29 March 2014 05:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To quote @MrsCrimson who very eloquently answered this point

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Keep in mind it's total sandbox/survival city building - there's no structured campaign mission goals, no military, no tech-trees or different "ages" to unlock. The challenge is about design/terrain, food, Disasters if you want them, and managing the town so it doesn't collapse into a ruinous spiraling cycle. Wink )



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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Sat, 29 March 2014 18:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hmm, reminds me of Dwarf Fortress.

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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Sat, 29 March 2014 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Coyote wrote on Sat, 29 March 2014 17:55
Hmm, reminds me of Dwarf Fortress.


In fact, that is exactly the gist of what I was about to post. I downloaded Banished and played it for several hours today. It is well done. It is fun. I will probably get way more than twenty bucks worth of enjoyment out of it.

And the entire time I am playing Banished I feel like I am playing a kindergarten version of Dwarf Fortress. It's like checkers to chess. Like Spaceward Ho! to Stars! Like CivI to CivIV.

If you have played DF, imagine a nice pretty graphical interface. Also, no goblins. Also, no individuality among your population: they are entirely interchangeable; no difference in skills, demeanor, etc. Also, no z-levels. It's all on the surface. But it is essentially the same game: you decide what needs to be done, and your populace does it. Eventually.

If you have not played DF, my advice is to turn around and walk the other way, quickly. If you are like me (and chances are, you are), DF may consume you. DF has more tactical and strategic depth (pun!) than perhaps any other game you will ever play. Certainly more than any other RTS. Don't dip your toe into DF unless you are prepared for a long and complete plunge.



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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Sun, 30 March 2014 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMN... I continued reading.
The next sentence was a challenge, I couldn't refuse. It made me go download the game.

I installed it...
and tried playing it....
without reading any help pages / LP vids.

As can be expected, I'm totally in the woods now.
I'm going to try this out tmrw.



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skoormit wrote on Sat, 29 March 2014 18:13

If you have not played DF, my advice is to turn around and walk the other way, quickly. If you are like me (and chances are, you are), DF may consume you. DF has more tactical and strategic depth (pun!) than perhaps any other game you will ever play. Certainly more than any other RTS. Don't dip your toe into DF unless you are prepared for a long and complete plunge.



And that's all before following the inevitable urge to crack open the raws and start modding the game to your whims...

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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Sun, 30 March 2014 21:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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nmid wrote on Sun, 30 March 2014 17:01
DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMN... I continued reading.
The next sentence was a challenge, I couldn't refuse. It made me go download the game.

I installed it...
and tried playing it....
without reading any help pages / LP vids.

As can be expected, I'm totally in the woods now.
I'm going to try this out tmrw.


Bwahahahahaha! Trying to play DF for the first time, without following the newbie guide, is pure folly.

Go to the wiki. Follow the Fortress Mode Quickstart Guide. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the complexity, even with the step-by-step instructions.

The DF learning curve is so steep it actually goes past vertical and has you climbing with your back to the ground.



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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Wed, 28 May 2014 05:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(I'm assuming 3 months on this forum is still pretty fresh, i.e. no way near necrotization Smile)

I could have guessed that this community would be interested in DF as well. I have to say that the learning curve is steep, but the resources (wiki and forum) are excellent and the basic survival is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it (you can ignore 90% of complexity and survive without a lot of MM in a non-creepy embark).

So, Urist McNmid, how are your little beards doing?

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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Thu, 29 May 2014 15:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lol, I kept pushing it to a weekend with 6-9 hours free... but I never found the time Sad
Out of the past 8 weekends, I got only 1 weekend with that amount of time.. and I put it into the 2nd AI challenge Very Happy



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Re: Banished - City builder game with a twist Fri, 18 August 2017 21:26 Go to previous message
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I just saw that banished is just $4.99 on gog.com

I also read the developers web page and he is working on an update/new version that will run on linux/mac/steam/windows.

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