Very interesting game somewhat reminds me of chess. It has great potential and I wouldn't mind seeing more of this. Keep up the good work. I think some type of effect should be added for the heart to give some leverage because I found a way to basically gridlock an opponent to the point where they can't summon anything.
Thanks for the review! It is possible to gridlock the AI as it has some weaknesses, but I think there's a way out of most of those situations for humans. Also remember you can buy units back to make room for new units. Show me the record for a particular place if you think there's no way out.
As for abilities for hearts, we've thought of it (allowing you to choose a main "character" that replaces the heart and has different movement/attack options). We might do this for a sequel one day, but it'd take a lot of thought and balance to get right.
Great game! First I didn't know there was a tutorial so I started playing and get pwnd immediately lol
I added the text Start Here above the tutorial, "hopefully" that will help people notice it... I agree the "extras" area is not really a good spot for the tutorial, but it's just where the button seemed to fit best.
Tutorial should be more obvious to new players. It's currently under "extra", a chapter people only check after a while, not immediately.
Hilarious that some people are complaining that its too complex...lol don't play it?
I loved that it was complex and took me more than 5 minutes to figure out how to win. It's a shame you're getting all those negative reviews following that one person saying it doesn't work. I started reading the comments when the timer hit zero, and guess what? You responded to that exact issue:
"Part of this is because flash actionscript is slow and there's just a lot of "thinking" it needs to do (there are more options in Deus Shift than in Chess every turn!)"
mine wound up taking about 90 secs maybe a little more. Anyway I hope the game doesn't stop evolving, I can definitely see a larger map in my minds eye...more units, etc. Can't wait for the next version thats even more complex :D
I'm glad that you liked it! I've updated the AI, it should now be faster, and it will now never take more than a minute (even if that means skipping some stuff it would normally do on slower computers). Hopefully, this will improve the experience for a lot of players!
Its decent when it works and when it does the game is deep and very addictive. Its definately different from most games and it does stand out. It does not lag me a whole lot but it would randomly freeze for me. Its got great potential. Put more work into it and this would be a possible fav.