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[Subterfuge] Damn the torpedoes, and damn you all to hell.

WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
edited October 2015 in Singularity Engine++


Subterfuge is a competitive strategy game played out over the course of a week or so, in real time. Actions are not instantaneous, encouraging both diplomacy amongst players and vigilance in inspecting your situation regularly throughout the day. Heavily inspired by Neptune's Pride, the game launches for Android and iOS on October 15th. Basic access will be free. The Open Beta is available here on your mobile device.


Basics
From the rulebook:

The winner is the first player to accumulated 200 kilos of Neptunium, a rare, silvery metal required to complete construction of The Apparatus.

Mines will produce Neptunium for you over time. You can drill mines at outposts you own, or try to take them by force using your drillers, your specialists, and your wits. Devise the right strategies, use the right tactics, and always stay one step ahead of everyone else!

The game also ends if only one player remains.

Each player starts out owning 5 outposts.

Outposts are the foundation of your strength, and come in three types:

-Factories manufacture drillers. Drillers are machines that can be used for both mining and waging war. The number of drillers you have is a good approximation of your military strength at any given moment.
-Generators power your drillers and factories. The more generators you have, the more drillers your factories can produce.
-Mines produce Neptunium. At the beginning of the game there are no mines, so to produce Neptunium you must either drill your own mines or conquer them from other players.

Of your 5 initial outposts, 4 will have drillers (40 each) and one will have your Queen. Your Queen is another source of great strength. She can periodically hire specialists, which are powerful units that influence how the game plays out.


There are three ways you can get eliminated from the game:

You are left without a Queen (e.g. if she is captured in combat by another player)
You resign
You are auto-resigned after 48 hours of inactivity

If you are eliminated, the following things happen:

You can no longer issue orders (present nor scheduled)
All your Neptunium is lost
Your mines stop producing Neptunium
Any funding you are receiving is canceled
Any funding you are providing is canceled


Further tutorials can be found here.


Single Player
When beginning the game, you will have access to a number of single player missions that teach the basics of the game, on a difficulty scale from Beginner to Advanced. You must complete a percentage of the single player to access to online component of the game.

Cost and Clearance
Subterfuge is free. Upon completion of the first batch of tutorial missions, you are granted Level 1 Clearance. For 9.99, you may upgrade your clearance rate to Level 2.
Level 2 Clearance grants the following:
Unlimited scheduled orders
Play in rated games
Keep private notes on other players
Create private games
Play multiple games simultaneously

I would highly suggest that any games on the forums involve people of equal Clearance Levels as much as possible. While being able to schedule multiple orders ahead of time is mostly a convenience factor in a game like this, if there is an imbalance of players with L2 Clearance, it could likely ruin the fun for the minority.


Usernames, Signups and active games:
The second post will be updated with a list of signups for active games once Subterfuge launches, and will also store usernames. Players are encouraged to share their experiences in the thread! I would recommend that you spoil your posts so that those uninvolved in your game can read your machinations! I'll try to keep links to posts about active games underneath the roster for that particular game. It might be messy as I figure things out.

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Usernames

    WeedLordVegeta: CapHullis
    -Tal: PresidentTal
    Anzekay: Anzekay
    Grey Ghost: GrahamCR
    I needed a gnome to post.: Communist Lich
    One Thousand Cables: CableCommander
    Deadfall:Rackham
    Bluedude152: Bluedude152
    Baidol: Baidol
    Jaykaos: Jaykaos

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    The game is available cross-platform, but does it play cross-platform?

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    I want to sink people

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    The game is available cross-platform, but does it play cross-platform?

    As far as I am aware, yes.

    EDIT: According to a post by one of the devs on Reddit, yes.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    My user name is PresidentTal

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    This sounds cool but I absolutely am not able to check my phone regularly throughout my work days

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    This sounds cool but I absolutely am not able to check my phone regularly throughout my work days

    Good thing that each action takes like 8 hours!

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Okay yeah this looks like fun

    Username is, shockingly enough, JayKaos

    Steam | SW-0844-0908-6004 and my Switch code
  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    I'm in!

    Username is Anzekay, of course.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Username is GrahamCR

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    PSN: GrahamCR | 3DS Friend Code: 4399-2068-5090 | Switch Friend Code: SW-7440-9863-2027
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Communist Lich

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables An absence of thought Registered User regular
    CableCommander

  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Its officially out! Lets start a game

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    We'll start when the room is full and we have a good idea for a start time.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I have to sit through at least two crashes whenever I start this up

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Maybe try reinstalling? That sorted out my updating issues

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Uh

    How do I get to rank two so I can join?

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    I think it's just an option if you try to create a private game or something

    Gotta be level 1 first

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    No it is saying I need to be rank 2 to join a ranked game

    Everytime I click join it trys to get me to pay 9.99 to rank up from level one

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Oh! I can fix that

    To clarify, level 2 clearance was free for everyone in the beta but I BELIEVE is getting reverted to level 1

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Okay check the link in the spoiler again, it's a casual game so it should work

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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    This looks like a great way to kill time at work. Signing up for future games!

    Username is Rackham

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    steam - WeAreAllGeth
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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    You can hop in this one too, the thread can have concurrent games going, but l1 players can only do one at a time

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Second post updated! We need 2 more.

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  • PerduraboPerdurabo Registered User regular
    I've played 2 games in the beta test (second game should finish in a few days). Definitely a great game, but as with neptunes pride, you'll be checking a lot more often than a few times a day. The specialists are key to the game, and some combinations are ridiculously powerful. Let me know if you have questions about the game

    Bah.
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    oh wow I'm definitely too stupid for this game

  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    i mean look at who's playing in this one

    you're probably fine

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Damn, didn't realize L1 was limited to just one game at a time, I joined one last night. Can you get to L2 by playing the puzzles or is it just $?

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    It's cash money

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  • PerduraboPerdurabo Registered User regular
    Let me know if you still need an extra player - I love the game.

    Bah.
  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I absolutely cannot figure out how to complete Specialists 5

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    I absolutely cannot figure out how to complete Specialists 5

    Take a look at what some of the specialists upgrade to.
    It's cash money

    Damn, guess I'll be in the next game.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    It doesn't matter what they upgrade to
    I can't get anything done before I lose that base

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Hmm, I may be looking at the wrong puzzle- you should be able to hire a specialist, wait for the queen to have another hiring spot, and promote him, before you lose V-whatever. You don't need to send him anywhere necessarily, some specialists have global effects.
    Also it's the Foreman, hire the Foreman and upgrade him and you'll lose less drillers for each fight, so you win against both subs instead of just one.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Oh my fucking shit
    I have reinstalled this three times now and I can't even go to my home screen for one second and back to the app without it freezing and crashing

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    I've had a couple issues with crashes myself now but they aren't major yer

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    We have one more slot open, our game is starting at 6pm EST

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    We have one more slot open, our game is starting at 6pm EST

    I'll join

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Looks like Stilts joining has started the game earlier than expected (I assume it has an auto-start-when-full thing) in a bit less than 4 hours?

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