Sunday, March 11, 2012

A brief update on the Hannibal campaign

The Hannibal campaign is going to contain the following scenarios:

1. Siege of Saguntum
2. Battle of Rhone crossing
3. Battle of Ticinus
4. Battle of the Trebia
5. Battle of Lake Trasimene
6. Battle of Geronium

These are the main battles (or otherwise particularly noteworthy / interesting events) in Hannibal's advance towards Rome, before the notoriously famous battle of Cannae. Speaking of which ... Cannae itself is a battle for which I'm not yet sure if it will be added to the game; It was such a large event within a small area, that modelling it with the same game mechanics as smaller battles (smaller by order of magnitude) might not result in believable results. I'll try to check if I can do it though, as it would make a great addition to the campaign, as scenario #7 :-)

I'm planning on spending time to finish scenarios 4-6 on the next few weekends, and hopefully have a playtestable campaign available in April (but not promising exact release date though, I'm working on the game on my free time which is a very limited natural resource) ... by the way, if there's someone who'd like to be a playtester for the new scenarios before it hits the market, send me email to poprominfo AT gmail.com.

Meanwhile, I released now version 1.3.0, which is a bugfix and feature request release (the Rhone crossing scenario is also included, by accident. Its not finetuned yet). Details on the new release in the next blog post, which will follow up shortly!

2 comments:

  1. hello, just downloaded the app and thought I'd send you a quick line to say how great it is. Wish there were more around like this. Keep up the good work and look forward to more of the same in the future.

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  2. greetings from Poland with best wishes for continuing work!
    great game, concept, graphic everything!
    game have climate like old civilization2

    difficulty is ok so draggin me now...and wait for more and more campaings
    super.awsome. i will pay for every next part of it if you need

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