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Oct 10, 2012 | 5:04 AM EDT

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A group of elite youths try to climb a social pyramid by gambling with a card game that can only be won by strategy and wit.

King defeats Concubine
Concubine defeats Eunuch
Eunuch defeats King

-If you win as the Eunuch, you will get 100 shells.
-If you win as the King, you will get 20 shells.
-If you lose as the Eunuch, you will lose 20 shells.
-If you lose as the King, you will lose 100 shells.

Note: You get 15 shells just for submitting your score. You can submit your score multiple times.

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BladownBladown

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Thoguh you say it's a game of strategy, it really isn't, as if you have the King card, the chances of you winning is higher then with Eunuchs, because you'd beat 4 out of 5 of the cards. While for Eunuchs, you only beat 1 of the 5. It's more luck then strategy, because you can't really affect what cards your opponents play, it's chance (I would think, as I didn't really test it out).

Anyways, game wise, it has potentially, but pretty bland right now, cuz all you're doing is compete for more shells, in a really unbalanced game of cards. There should be something you can use the shells for, or something of the like.


redpandagames responds:

Thanks. Yeah, it's easier to win if you're the king. I want to add more cards, but I'm still thinking about it.


klgrklgr

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Hm I'm not a big fan of games of chance ( at least I think this is one ) and I got a little confused over what the eunuch and king looked like.


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redpandagames responds:

It's not a game of chance. It's a game of strategy! :P

You're right; it is mostly luck. I'm not sure about the confusion between king and Eunuch though...


FuGuoFuFuGuoFu

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I like this, it's pretty simple. The artwork you chose is stunning. I'm obsessed with the music especially. Can you please tell me the name of it or where I can find it on youtube? Thank you !


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redpandagames responds:

The music is by Kannzuki:

http://www.dlsite.com/eng/circle/profile/=/maker_id/RG10869.html

I can't remember which collection I got it from because I bought a lot of stuff from her, but it's probably 3, 4, or 5.


DasSGDasSG

Rated 2 / 5 stars

A simple game, however I don't see any strategy involved. The game is luck-based. Since the game ends after either King or Eunuch is played, the only strategy is to choose which move to play a non-concubine card. If the move numbers match - then Eunuch wins, else the King is a winner. Since there are only 5 variants of play (K,CK,CCK,CCCK,CCCCK). - It's basically guess my number from 1 to 5 game, albeit a nicely disguised one (However lose/win shells clearly show this).
The music is nice for the first 10 loops, but where is the mute button?
Transcluent persons look strange, and why do I see a random shell score for the opponent?
There is no achievable goal for the game, I don't see climbing a social pyramid and no story unveil whatsoever, so there is nothing inspiring to keep playing except for score. And even score is nullified by a Save game feature. You cannot raise the stakes or change the number of Concubines, you cannot return to main menu and there are no hyperlinks even if I'd like to visit your site or play your other games.
Artwork and music is nice, but that doesn't save from the boredom.

As the NG Vote 2 suggests - Nothing too new or interesting.


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redpandagames responds:

Well, there is a hyperlink on the title screen which says, "Visit us at redpandagames.com". As for the strategy, it really is math oriented. For example, if you are the king, you should play all of the concubines in order to weed out the slave, so that you don't get killed. The AI is likely to play the slave before the 5th turn.

If you are the slave, it's best to play it on the first or second frame. That is a matter of luck, but if you get it right, you get 100.

However, you should figure out the strategy on your own because if I tell you, there won't be any point in learning how to win.

As for the social pyramid, I'm currently working on dialogue and goals, but if the basic mechanic isn't fun, I wasn't going to spend too much time on it.

I was also thinking about adding more cards, but I'm not sure exactly how to do it. For example, peek at opponents card, or card protect, etc.

I'd be interested in what people think would enhance the mechanic.


NarutoInoFan1992NarutoInoFan1992

Rated 1 / 5 stars

i did a few plays and after about 4 i just lost the will to keep going it looks nice but the fun was done after the first game or whatever it is just you pick and you lose most of the time how is never beating the other player fun

i'm sorry but rock,paper,scissors would have been a better game


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redpandagames responds:

You'll have to play more than 4 times in order to figure out how to win.