Deadbuild is a RTS Tower Defence game. Your objective is to defend your village against waves of zombies. They spawn at night so you have time to (macro) gather resources and build defences at day. And when the night comes you can micro your hero and try to keep your village protected from enemies.

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Deadbuild - 1.1.3 update features: New buildings, Gameplay improvements and much more...

Posted by kassu27 on Sep 15th, 2013

Deadbuild 1.1.3 - Buildings & Gameplay

Hi all! It has been sometime since I have last patched deadbuild.
School has started again and I have been working on other project with Unity,
so I db has not got so much time, but don't worry I have not forgotten it. And I just notcied that Deadbuild is now 1-year-old in Indiedb Wohoo!

I was watching this one video where this guy was playing my game and he was totally lost.
He did not know what to do because he did not play tutorial 5/5 for that.
So he was talking shit about the game.. :D.

But what was great to see what were the things that got him confused, so I have fixed those issues in this patch. Even if you don't play the tutorial you should not be so lost anymore.
So lets go into some details, first I'll talk about some new features, because those are the most exciting things:

Random map survival
New map generation Snow:


Snow map generation - Ice, new flowers, new buidlings


Random snow map at night - spiketraps and Scout tower garrisoned by villagers

The Snow map is hardest of the three: Grass, Oasis, Snow.
It has lowest amount of resources and the map has ice what can be walked over
but you can't build on ice, so it's harder and costs more resouces to make mazes for the enemies.
Also I added snow new flowers and snow tile to add some touch to the snow maps.

New Buildings
I added 4 new buildings to add some new different options for Random map survival.
And I think the game was really missing some "trap" towers, and a cheap starting tower, what can be used for scouting.


Wall

Cost: 25 Rock
Good for blocking enemies


Gate

Cost: 35 Rock
Allows friendly units to pass trough


Scout Tower

Cost: 40 Rock 40 Wood
Allows to garrison up to 2 Villagers - +3 pure damage each villager
Good tower at start because of it's low cost.


Spike trap

Cost: 25 Wood
Can attack only ground units - 10 pure damage. Can be walked over.

Gameplay Improvements

Now some boring text... no images (sorry :|), but very usefull mechanic changes!
Like I said there were many things to improve that were confusing. I really did not think of those before I saw the video. Because I have been working on this game pretty long and I had used to these not so simple mechanics. Some of the mechanics were also inherited from age of empires,
so I tought they would be faimiliar, but I quess not. So what has changed.

1. When building you don't have to anymore select the building again when you place it.
Like when building road you would always click the road image again.
(Old press Left-shift to achieve same effect Aoe style)

2.Selecting Villagers from stack can be now done from UI, not only from (Keys 1,2,3,4,5).
Click once to select only that or Left-shift and Click to remove that one from selection.

3.On towers it highlights with different color what is needed to upgrade it and does not show anymore useless info to keep it simplified.

4.Population: in few videos people are confused why they can't make more villagers.
Now a big RED text POP is shown up when there is no room for additional units.

5.You can now select nearby same id units with double click.

Also I have again fixed the difficulty levels again.. adding Day'N Night research to be default at Easy and Medium, so players can have a bit more time to think what to do and the enemies don't attack so early.

What's Next?

I have not decided what the next patch would have, so tell me what would you like to see! And if it's good suggestion and feasible it has a high propability to be in the next patch and maybe I will even name it after the invertor?!

Something what I have been thinking:
- Another Campaing
- Challenges
- Other food sources than berrybushes (fishing, animals?)
- More different towers
- More tech choices to play with?

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Fixed & Changed

Features:

Random map survival

  • NEW map generation - Snow.
  • ICE Walkable but not buildable.
  • NEW flowers for snow theme (3)
  • NEW Snow tile with grass.
  • Balanced the waves

Buildings

  • Wall stone:20 hp: 400, builds 5x faster than other buildings
  • Gate stone:35 hp: 300, Allows friendly units to pass trough
  • Guard Tower wood:40 rock:40 hp:75, Garrison 2 villagers to shoot.
  • Spiketrap wood: 25, Can hit only grounded monsters on same tile.
  • New sound - traphit
  • New buildmenu: (B) Buildmenu1 (V) Buildmenu2

General Gameplay Improvements:

  • Select Villagers with mouse from UI, LeftMouse select one, Left Mouse + Left shift remove one from selection
  • You can also select same id units within 200px with double click
  • After building something it does not clear building id anymore (So you don't have to press sifth to have same effect anymore)
  • If PoP blocked now when trying to make a new unit it shows with RED POP
  • Info text in towers upgraded to show with LightGreen color the upgrade requirement, and removed useless info.
  • Info text updated to warehouse - can't drop crystals

General:

  • The Day'n Night Research is now default in Medium and Easy - Giving players a bit more time to prepare.
  • There are random general gameplay tips showing up now at the menu
  • Removed NEW and BETA tags from Tutorial,Random Map,Info
  • In random map removed No Fog Res.

Bugs:

  • Fixed Magic School Mage cost info
  • Fixed a unintened behaviour when standing over walkable buildings
  • Z idle villager, does not anymore select extra hero
  • Fixed 3rd map wave messages


Enjoy db!

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DevJosie
DevJosie Sep 15 2013, 11:30am says:

Looks sick

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frenchiveruti Online
frenchiveruti Sep 15 2013, 12:49pm says:

I just want to know if this game has multiplayer :D
I love the graphs.

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kassu27 Author
kassu27 Sep 15 2013, 2:22pm replied:

I would love to have a multiplayer, but I fear it would take too many resources to implement networking'n stuff to the game. When the game has not been designed to have mp.

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frenchiveruti Online
frenchiveruti Sep 15 2013, 9:55pm replied:

But is at least something that one day could be part of the game?

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kassu27 Author
kassu27 Sep 16 2013, 9:23am replied:

Maybe one day in a sequel if I ever decide to make one.

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