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Mastermind: WC

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Strategy - Real-time (RTS)

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Oct 5, 2008 | 5:57 PM EDT
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MASTERMIND: WORLD CONQUEROR - Manage your minions, defend your base, and conquer this puny planet ONCE AND FOR ALL!


WARNING: For assistance in figuring out what to do next, click the Help button for options at the top of the game screen, or click the Question Mark buttons in each of your rooms for further explanation.

This is the first game I have ever developed from scratch and programmed myself on top of all game visuals, so I do truly hope you enjoy my six months of efforts in bringing you this game. It wouldn't have been the same without the unrivaled vocal talents of TomaMoto, as well as Andy Dennis, Egoraptor, Suzy (Egoraptor's better half), Tom Fulp, Rinachan, Afro-Ninja, Luis Prieto, Toonimated, and of course myself as the Mastermind ;) Who could forget that?

So go conquer the world already! GOOD LUCK, YOU'LL NEED IT.



Infinite Attack Bug - Your base continues to flash "Under Attack" even though you've survived all attacking enemies. This prevents your game from saving and your units from healing. Currently, the only way to fix is to return to the menu and Continue from your previous checkpoint, or Evacuate your base for another (which, unfortunately, will lose the base you are evacuating, but at least your progress will be saved).

Turret No-Target Bug - A targetting glitch causes turrets to target enemies they cannot see, preventing them from attacking enemies that come close to them. This glitch resolves itself after you've cleared the checkpoint.

Tutorial Freeze - Should be fixed now. If not, starting a New Game will reset the tutorial for you.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Quite Possibly the Best Portal game ever!

The Swain always has brilliant work but this game was outstanding on a whole new level. I Think I must have completed it like 10 times or so I kept going to unlock all the henchmen and patsies etc. The names were very funny so its worth the wait. The moon base is hands down the most defensible base in the game so anyone playing the game for the first time go for that. I'm not really sure what constructive criticism i might offer other than that I wish it would have been longer because it was just that good! More weapons in the game would have been cool possibly tanks, jeeps, and helicoptors for the mastermind's army. Perhaps a more involved directors cut that would be awesome i'm willing to wait as long as it takes!

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The-Swain responds:

I feel guilty for making the moon base such an easy win, but any time I went to go swing the nerf bat at it, I reminded myself that practicality should always come before balance in a truly "open-ended" game. Hmm, maybe I could'a just trippled the cost or something.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this game is great I really hope that a W.C2 will come out

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


amazing sounds and graphics!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome game, extremely detailed,

It held my interest throughout, but it got a little boring after a while. The game had lots of content, both technical and aesthetic. I got had many options to choose from (ie henchmen, base locations, etc), but some of the options had slightly redundant effects like kill, kidnap.

SPOILER?: The ending was hilarious and abrupt, "I owe you one" "WOW, what an Ahole." looks like I didn't think it through.
The ending minigame was also pretty funny. "No cheese ______, NOOOOOO!!!!'

The-Swain responds:

I had this whole ultimatum system in place when I planned this game, where it wasn't so much about killing/kidnapping/blowing up a target as it was THREATENING to do so, allowing players to cash in on their plots or to carry them out if the world leaders refused to cooperate. One of the things that got dropped, though I did adamantly refuse to drop the kill/kidnap missions from the game.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Awesome game.

One of the best- possibly THE best - game on NG.

WAAAY too easy though. With a games name being "MASTERMIND" I would have expected it to be at least a bit challenging :S

The-Swain responds:

Hard to truly balance a game that depends on so many different kinds of playstyles. If it helps, think of this as a simulation rather than a game ;) Just something to sit back and toy with.