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A deterministic puzzle-tactic. It is like chess but the units have statistics and your opponent is noticeably dumber than the average grandmaster.

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On Ludus, ancient terror beasts and humans somehow coexist in perfect harmony. Yet once every few hundred years or so, a predictably unpredictable astrological phenomenon occurs wherein some angry people from the sky arrive from their dimension, "Terra". Whenever they arrive, a fleet of floating islands are brought along and make up the battlefields where the humans and the beasts battle for the amusement of the angry Skygods.

Welcome to Monstro. A fully deterministic logic game which plays like a tactical RPG but without RP, character growth or randomness. Fight the opposing army on the battlefield, which just so happens to be made up of conveniently perfect squares. Survive the onslaught and strike back to be the last one standing. Or, occasionally, do something else the evil Skygods want to be done for their own amusement.

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I had a look at the demo. Very nice music and graphics, and I like the game concept.

Tutorial tips such as "attack the fake wall" should have a dismiss button. That one stayed on-screen for a couple of rounds and was annoying.

More explanation of all the numbers? I didn't really get how to predict how much damage you do to enemies and vice versa. (I'm sure I'd have picked this up soon, but I couldn't play for very long as it runs very slowly on my machine.)

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Very nice indeed. I agree with Nuntar - especially regarding the speed of the demo. It runs painfully slow on my machine to the point where I lose interest through frustration.
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Very nice indeed. I agree with Nuntar - especially regarding the speed of the demo. It runs painfully slow on my machine to the point where I lose interest through frustration.

It's very unfortunate, because the game is pretty optimized and I have not noticed any slowdowns - on my computer it runs smoothly. Are you using Google Chrome by any chance?

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It seems there is a long standing issue in Chrome (since August 2012) wherein the Pepper Flash Player, a special version of the Flash Player bundled with Google Chrome has performance issues. The issue has not been resolved since then apparently, I've checked it on another laptop with both Chrome and Firefox - worked fine on the latter.

The solution is to disable the Pepper Flash - http://www.dailytut.com/apple/chrome-pepper-flash-player-disable.html

I'll try to work around this issue.

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Yes I do use Chrome as my standard browser. So I followed the directions to disble the Pepper Flash plug-in and... only marginally better. However, it works fine under Firefox as you mentioned.
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I have a Mac and Linux versions ready, but I don't have a way to test if they work. Would anyone with either (or both) systems would like to volunteer to try if everything works more or less correctly?

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I'd just like to take this moment to remind people about this game :).

December 3rd Monstro will hit Steam with updated interface, new and improved levels, better controls and general polish.

Alex Diener recently did a first impressions video of the game which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfMH1Y0TDdg
Stay tuned for more updates!

And if anyone would like to help us spreading the word about the game, give a shout about us on Facebook or you could retweet our tweets as they come.

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So a couple of things happened today. First of all, we've got a new trailer for Monstro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW3SuSwvKog Give it a like and distribute it among your friends :).

Monstro is also now officially on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/369310 The game will have a launch discount, 10%, for the first week after the release so make sure you don't miss it! The best way to not miss it is to wishlist the game ;)

We've also got a dedicated page for Monstro on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monstrobattletactics/ Give it a like and give it a share for the good'ol Skell and his endless quest to market his game to more than 5 people :).

I'll appreciate any and all buzz you can make around the game! Tell your friends about it, tell yourself about it, your colleagues and even your parents! If you are children they can also be added to the loop :smile

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Monstro: Battle Tactics was released on Steam today -- which Steam happily reminded me of by email not only once, but twice :)

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I am happy to say that Monstro has been approved on Indie Game Stand so you can now play the game even if you are a Steam skeptic!

Get Monstro: https://indiegamestand.com/store/2345/monstro-battle-tactics/

The game has a 10% discount until December 10.

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"Non-deterministic"?

My understanding was that it was deterministic, and that was one of the selling points....

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"Non-deterministic"?

My understanding was that it was deterministic, and that was one of the selling points....


Brainfart. I've been doing way too many things lately and I make stupid mistakes here and there. Fixed.

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For anyone who hasn't tried this yet, it's pay-what-you-want on Indie Game Stand for the next few days: https://indiegamestand.com/deal/
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