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Warsim

title:Warsim
url:link
download page:link
license:shareware
genre:Strategy Games
developer:Huw2k8
platform:Windows, Steam
release:Ongoing
features:text, sound
last edit by:Dark

Description

Warsim is another random and addictive game from the same developer as The waste. This time, rather than being an rpg, the game is (as you might imagine, a strategic simulation of war. Become ruler of the kingdom of Aslona, a tiny empire surrounded by enemies, with a rebellion on the point of overthrowing your government, bandits pillaging at will, and goblin clans hungrily eyeing up your populous. How you deal with these various problems and expand your kingdom is up to you.

You might bet gold in the arena in death defying combat, recruiting personal champions and earning massive amounts of cash which you could use to hire mercenaries to protect your kingdom. Alternatively, feel free to legalise slavery and buy in large forces of slave soldiers, break in to your own kingdom's bank, expand your Kingdom's trade, or just buckle down and simply work on raising your troop count and buying defensive upgrades.

Defences are certainly something you'll need, since as well as rebels and bandits, there are a variety of surrounding independent kingdoms from a huge number of randomly generated races from ogres to dwarfs, lizardmen and gremlins, some of whom are just as eager to expand into your territory. On the other hand, you can always play diplomat, and ally with one set of kingdoms against another.


With a staggering amount of things to do, from taxing your people or seeing petitioners in your thrown room to exploring the realm, a huge quantity of randomly generated content (especially in terms of races and events), you can guarantee that this will be a long war.


As with The Wastes, Warsim is played as a menu driven game resembling an old Dos style console rpg where you press numbers to make choices, for example 1 to attack the rebels, 2 to attack bandits etc, (though unlike most Dos games it's fully compatible with all versions of Windows). The developer has included similar options to reduce ascii text for those using screen readers as in his previous game (just go to the options menu with 3 and use the disable ascii option), then use your favourite screen reader to read the window.


The final free version of the game can be downloaded from the above link, however the game has since become successful be produced as a commercial title. New expansions in the commercial version not only add more randomness for the game to generate content from, but also an ever increasing world to explore with it's own history. Drop into a variety of taverns for a drink with thuggish locals Walk the streets (and possibly become ruler), of the villainous black market, discover distant trading posts, or powerful empires (and perhaps take them over for the glory of your Kingdom), probe the power of mysterious magical standing stones or weird temples, enter exotic bazaars full of magical artifacts, and learn the history of the world from musty old books, perhaps even the gates of the demonic realm. Complex as the demo version is, the commercial version adds a massive amount more to the game (including all new music), and at just 10 pounds, which is roughly 7 Us dollars or five euros, if you really want the experience of being a king this is certainly a must have. The commercial version also gets extremely regular updates which add yet more new encounters, races, factions and other complexities to the game, often born from player suggestions.


You can buy the commercial version here on the indiependent gaming website Itch.io, or for those who prefer to tangle with the Steam client and it's inaccessible interface you can Find the steam version here

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Updates: entry 12 Apr 20 and description 12 Apr 20

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