Hi guys, so this has been a long time coming (I think I’ve been a member here for 4 years now…), but @dancso and I just released Falling Stars: War of Empires on Steam!
We’ve been incredibly busy with the launch (which is an understatement) so I didn’t post sooner, but we’ve put out 2 patches already and there are a lot of players who really like the game. We’re slowly gaining more Letsplay momentum.
Here’s a video that gives a general overview of the game and some screenshots:
I run Linux and I’d be willing to help test if it dosen’t take too much time (ie. about a half hour, unless the game ends up being really good ). Also, to package the JRE just download it in .zip form and write a .sh script to launch it with your jar. AFAIK (I’m not a lawyer) this is perfectly legal.
Damn, I would like to write such a turn based game now. Played that one game called “Kaiser” over and over again on the C64. And later Civilization etc on PCs (speaking of Sid Meyer). Only recently found out that he made simulation games too (which I played as a kid but never knew it was from the same game developer).
Conceptually the only thing that bothers me about those games today is the immense violence and lack of making some kind of federation like in Star Trek. In the end it’s always the player who’s playing spanish conqueror in native people’s land. Same for Evolve and all those “let’s take their land, their lives and make fun of hunting 'em down” games…