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CaptainD

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The Rat Pack
« on: 11 Jun 2018, 13:11 »


The Rat Pack is a turn-based strategy game (prototype released for May 2018 MAGS competition - get it here).  You must manage your colony of rats and take it - and yourself - to greatness!

Features:
- Full campaign split into 3 main sections of 5 chapters apiece
- Achievements (probably)
- Simple interface, yet deep strategic planning required

Dev Team:
Design, Coding and SFX by CaptainD
Artwork, Design and Testing by Kastchey

Thanks to everyone who has played and offered feedback on the MAGS version of the game. ;-D

WIP screenshots



« Last Edit: 05 Jul 2018, 13:53 by CaptainD »

Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #1 on: 11 Jun 2018, 19:49 »
I loved the MAGS version, this looks even better!
I wonder how the campaign mode is going to play. And... treasure? 8-0

Can't wait to play it!

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Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #2 on: 16 Jun 2018, 14:25 »
Thanks Lorenzo ;-D

A little peek at how the updated GUI is looking... got a few more things to implement in addition to the obvious omissions on this screen:


Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #3 on: 17 Jun 2018, 20:59 »
The Rat Pack, ha, is there a Dean Martin-esque music score? Either way I like it.

If you lose, can you say "Rats!"

It's always cool to see unconventional games made in AGS!


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Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #4 on: 17 Jun 2018, 21:35 »
Thanks Matt!

Just getting the rest of the game features in place and working on balancing it all before I add the campaigns...



Shockingly few references to Dean and the gang I'm afraid, perhaps I can add some later! ;)

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Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #5 on: 27 Jun 2018, 20:50 »
Update:

- I'm moving options to a menu that opens up when you press escape, so there will be 3 more options to choose in the game itself
- Working on the game missions

- WIP chapter and mission selection screens


- Plot synopsis done:
You're a young rat trying to make his way in the world, and start off with a small commission from King Rat.  By setting up colonies in different locations, completing mission objectives and rising up the ratty echelons by sending tribute to King Rat, you can eventually hit the big time - but it won't be easy!

The game features 15 missions split across 3 storylines, with your options for leading your rats increasing as you progress.  Do you have what it takes to be a true leader among rats?


Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #6 on: 27 Jun 2018, 21:43 »
Looks real nice! And the campaign sounds more complex than I had imagined.

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Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #7 on: 05 Jul 2018, 13:55 »
Latest (still WIP but getting close to the real thing) screenshots:






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Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #8 on: 14 Sep 2018, 18:56 »
Just a quick update- this is the finished mission selection screen for the first chapter:



Have I mentioned lately that Kastchey is an amazing artist?

In other news, I've decided to have entirely procedurally-generated music in-game, though I may commission a theme tune for the menu screens.
« Last Edit: 14 Sep 2018, 19:13 by CaptainD »

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Re: The Rat Pack
« Reply #9 on: 15 Sep 2018, 22:00 »
Reminds me of Sim Ant!

We need more strategy games!!!
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