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[Game On] : Harvest - Massive Encounter

MightyMighty Omeganaut '15 '16 '17NebraskaRegistered User regular
edited March 2009 in Games and Technology
Browsing the internet, i came across a game that - while short, and to the point -

Really made an impression on me. Its a cross between resource management, Tower defense, and networking.

The resource management is pretty simple. you have energy and you have Credits.
Solar panels create energy,
Energy is required to operate and build things
Credits are what you harvest and pay to build

The tower defense gets a little hairy, and quite frankly I think it needs a little something. Im not sure what.
But you have 2 tower types
1 - Red laser tower : can link to other towers and make a super laser with high range/dmg. (downside? all the lasers involved take power.)
2 - Missile tower : This tower can be upgraded, and really should be as soon as you can. the initial shot is inaccurate and slow, as well as short range.
Eagle type - These towers open up and shoot out 3 homing missiles. they'll find any target and take it down. it takes around 2 of the 3 shots to kill something, so the 3rd will just whack a nearby target for 1/2
Tempest type - This turret sports a much smaller range *however* its shoots 4 shots that have an electrical AoE damage. Put these babies at your front line, and the lasers will polish off the rest.

Now for the network bit. The game keeps track of and stores your creds, but NOT the energy! to distribute the energy, you must place network nodes to bounce it on. These nodes have a "limit" so of you hear a popcorn like sound, it means you are wasting energy.(though i have never had this kill a node)

The nodes have this quaint little feature -
Overcharge! - This consumes around 30 energy bits. but the explosion is pretty much going to kill anything in it. One way to make use of this is to make a link chain, allow it to fill with energy, and then recycle the 1st node. leaving a tentacle of energy outside your base. bang. instant bomb waiting to happen.

Pics (hopefully) should be below




So, go get it, the demo is here, and it displays the game well.
Download Now!

Edit - i forgot to mention! want to compare scores? put Penny-arcade as your group!

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'll play this later. So i don't feel guilty.

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    TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    lv 55 on normal, i totally rock

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Looks cool plus plays on mac. I'll give it a whirl

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    MightyMighty Omeganaut '15 '16 '17 NebraskaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Oh noes!

    My thread was a spectacular failure....

    Now i have to narfle the garthok...

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    urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Game looks awesome. I won't be able to play today though, since finals are next week... But I'll give it a shot sometime. :)

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    durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    This is pretty excellent, actually. Hard as shit, though.

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Fun. Got to level 40. If I knew what was what with missile launchers I could have gotten farther.

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    KyanilisKyanilis Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    This game is fun...I love me some tower d, how could I not love this game?

    Got to like level 41 or so, it starts to get real tough about then.

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    busfahrerbusfahrer addict GermanyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Anyone still playing this? Just found it on Steam, looks pretty intriguing.

    PS: I contemplated waiting another two days before posting this, thereby celebrating the OP's one-year anniversary. But I chose not to, and apologize for that.

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