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Strategery 2012

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Oct 11, 2012 | 9:26 AM EDT

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Help Mitt Romney win the Nomination then choose Romney or Obama and fight for the presidency in Ohio.

Press 1 through 6 to level skip. Press m to mute.

Pixels by: Ian MacLean
Music by: Stephen Webster
SFX by: Steve Machen
Typos by: Michael Silverman

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Update 1: You can skip intros and battles move a bit quicker.
Update 2: You can now watch the tutorial video.
Update 3: Text is now shorter, debates are easier to skip.
Update 4: General election level. Press 6 to skip to it.
Update 5: Fix one bug and level balance. Nerfed Santorum and level 6 Romney.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Quite Good Game, however I found one big gripe. the game should have a menu button, in which you can save, quit, change quality and turn on/off the sound, and off course it should work as a pause button too

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msilverman responds:

A lot of people bring up menus.

(Edited to sound less grumpy) I can't see a real justification for one.

I understand that a lot of games have menus because its good form... but maybe we are being slaves to the standard flash game format?


Rated 3 / 5 stars

Cool style, great art....interesting design. Overall, I really like the art more than anything. The political commentary I can take or leave, but as an Advanced Wars spoof using current events, I think this is an awesome title. Looking forward to "Strategery: Middle East Democracy" expansion pack.

Big gripe: too much talking. As a gamer, I am more interested in playing the game than I am reading a comic book. If I was more interested in reading or watching cinematics, I'd probably go read or see a movie. Not to dump on the game's dialogue, I just don't care for it in such excess.

out of 10...
gfx - 9
sfx - 7
design - 8
gameplay - 6

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msilverman responds:

Heh, probably not going to go in the middle east direction. When people are actually dying over the war it isn't as fun for me to make it into a goofy game. Also, since they are new at the whole election thing it isn't as much fun to tease them.

I'm thinking about ways to still get the dialogue out there but make it as quick paced as possible, but yeah to play this one you're gonna need to read.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well the pixels are just great for style. Its just like the real campaign but diferent.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very clever and well executed idea. I like how your staffers don't respond to attacks just like the real Romney campaign. Gary Johnson 2012

msilverman responds:

Wanted to do something with Ron Paul, maybe a level where he shows up and has only an extremely tiny crop of staffers and the goal is to beat him in 3 turns. I thought that might tick off the Paul guys though. (Also time constraints!)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

The writing here is absolutely delicious, as is the fact that this game is an homage to the Wars series (advance wars in particular.)

The game does have a few flaws, though. Ignoring the fairly weak variety of units available in the game, there are only really a few gripes. The primary gripe I have with the game: players should be able to disable battle animations. The missions are already slow and spaced out. While the writing is great here, repeated battles really grind the game to a near halt. Also.... there a save function? I haven't noticed it if there is one.

msilverman responds:

No save yet, not sure what you want there? Would you need to go back to a level in progress or do you want your scores to be stored somewhere?

Also, I'd love to do more units of course, but those big faces are pricy! I'll think about trying to speed up the battles, or turn them off. Also I was going to make it so you can skip the level intro if you are retrying it.