Isomer is an isometric realtime strategy game with world exploration and survival elements, where the player controls alien forces hell-bent on conquering human worlds for their resources.
The worlds are large, teeming with catacombs and life, procedurally generated with gameplay inspired by classic XCOM and dwarf fortress style games. Each play through is unique presenting different challenges and requiring different tactics.
Here's a little preview of something I've been working on which will be in the next Isomer build. It's a complete overhaul of the selection and command interface (basically the code that translates mouse clicks into commands for units).
This isn't indulgent refactoring though, the changes were necessary to allow for multiselection, a feature I've wanted to get in for a while. No longer will you have to select and issue commands to each unit individually - this may work well with small numbers of units, but by the time you start to build your forces it quickly becomes a little clunky. As of the next build players will be able to select and issue movement, combat, mining and building orders to groups of units.
This along with other changes will be coming in the next few days in the last build of 2013 before the Isomer team take a break for the holidays. It's been quite a year, thank you to everyone who has been involved in the Alpha, expect much more from us in 2014!
Also... it's the last few hours to vote for Isomer in the IndieDB Indie of the Year awards! Please help Isomer get in the top 100!
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@YellowAfterlife I wonder how many people would just boot it up expecting a desktop OS to be met with c:\>
Dec 12 2013, 7:27am
@YellowAfterlife Sure, but wouldn't it be easier to simply ship without an OS?
Dec 12 2013, 7:16am
@Cbbear75 Ha! In this case yes... CLI at its clunkiest!
Dec 12 2013, 6:53am
Don't get me wrong, I love what the FreeDOS team are doing, but it is not a full OS
Dec 12 2013, 6:52am
Just seen a nettop PC advertised as being shipped with the FreeDOS OS. That's stretching bounds of reality a bit to call that an 'OS'
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