Why is their no "indie" empires clone

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  1. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    I dont like the word "indie" but I like alot of the games that are labeled that way.

    I really wonder why no one made a empires like "indie" clone. Something with stuff like simple stylish graphics, maybee procedural generated maps etc... would be awesome and runs on every antique empires community pc
     
  2. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    Empires clone?

    I'm sorry but calling empires unique when it in itself is a rip off of battlezone is just funny.
     
  3. McGyver

    McGyver Experimental Pedagogue

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    Hello? Natural Selection 2 was as indie as you can get. Indie doesn't mean that it has to run on the average African family PC.
     
  4. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    Also shamefurr topic name.
     
  5. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    because no developers

    also jews

    I dunno man, battlezone had AI when you created tanks and they formed into squads.
    That made 1vs1 possible and made free for all matches possible.
    Then you directed them across the map, and also had aircraft.

    It's a shame battlezone is a forgotten gem.
     
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  6. Grantrithor

    Grantrithor Member

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    Allegiance as well was a lot like empires (comm research, buildings, trying to secure resources was a main objective, customizable spacecraft based on comm research). Also have you guys forgot Nuclear Dawn, aka copycat empires aka the game every single empires player unanimously agreed to hate since the year 2006/07.

    I like how "indie" for video games has basically turned into the same word as "indie" for music. Just so people know, "indie" is short for "independent", not "retro".
     
  7. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    Dawn has some real good infantry combat compared to empires, but it lacks everything else.

    No vehicles, all the maps are linear and feel like a tower defense game than an rts fps.

    Surprisingly enough hey have working AI and is viable during matches, but doesn't contain the cleverness of a human.
     
  8. Grantrithor

    Grantrithor Member

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    Hey I never said it was a better alternative, just that it's an independent Empires clone.

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  9. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    like grantitor said who the fuck cares who the fuck cares who was first goddamn anoying stupid empires forum
     
  10. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    Speaking of independent Empires clone, has there been any contact with thier dev team?

    Seeing as they actually released a game and made money off it successfully might I add.

    I think it would be a good idea for empires and thier dev team to create a game together and market it.

    See as they have several lacking features that our game has, and lacking a majority of the shit they have. I think we can create a cohesive game together.
     
  11. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    Nuclear Dawn wasn't bad. However, it feels like it will never go out of beta. I remember I bought it during beta, remember it was officially "released" about two years ago, come back to it a few weeks ago and see "BETA" stapled all over it, even an in-game water mark. It's like the devs went "Oh, shit this isn't what we wanted. Revert status to in beta!".
     
  12. Brutos

    Brutos Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Scope too large. :/
     
  13. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    Yeah, there's a reason nuclear dawn and natural selection had moderate success. Empires is a jack of all trades, master of none.
     
  14. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    This is the team that pretty much said they were going to add vehicles, then gave up because prediction was too much effort.
     
  15. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    It seems Krenzo with his placeholder duct tape code did what a bunch of more experienced dudes couldnt. Lol.
     
  16. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    They gave up because their game died one month after release.
     
  17. A-z-K

    A-z-K Member

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    Nuclear dawn was pretty fun at times with an organised team. Lacked vehicles and on release it was pretty horribly imbalanced.
     
  18. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Might not have died if it had vehicles.

    Also, what A-z-K said. It was fun during beta before anyone worked out how to play it. I tried it a few months later (on numerous occasions) and every single game had one team hemmed in with turrets, it just fucking sucked. The game was turret warfare.
     
  19. complete_

    complete_ lamer

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    guess im smarter than nuclear dawn devs restricting turrets to lvl1
     
  20. McGyver

    McGyver Experimental Pedagogue

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    Vehicles, like in that dead source mod called Empires?
     

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