Game II Effaykew


Game II was announced pretty fast and loose. Not a lot of details on gameplay, because the game doesn’t actually exist yet. But we’re all about keeping you guys informed, and we can answer some of the questions we’ve heard so far.

Q: But One Man Left, I don’t like strategy games :(.

Let me start by saying this game will be free to try out (like Tilt to Live HD), and we’re designing it to be something anybody would like, not just strategy aficionados.

The goal of the project is to boil the usual strategy experience down to what’s most fun about it, in our opinion. We’re tweaking some of the conventions, and eliminating tedium where we find it. The phrase “I don’t usually like this type of game, but…” has already come up in testing, which is definitely what we’re aiming for. How do we know if we’re on the right track? We’re recruiting testers that don’t like strategy games AND testers that love them, and we’re listening. And then we’re thinking really hard.

Q: What do you do in the game?

This may change, but right now: You start with a small army, a base to protect, and some “wits”: the resource you use to move and fight.  You’ll be using wits to add more men to your army, beat up your opponents, and ultimately destroy their base. Pretty easy to wrap your head around, right? It’s not hard to play at all, just tough to win.

There are six different units to choose from, and all cost the same amount of wits to spawn. The trick is recruiting the right men for the job, then getting through your opponent’s defenses.

Q: Will it have a single player campaign?

Nothing is set in stone, yet. Fighting AI in Monopoly is lame, so we’re leaning heavily toward player vs. player matches. Our goal is to have the online matchmaking work so well that you won’t ever need to play alone. And if you like who you’re matched with, you can continue to challenge them by name.

Next time:

We’ll introduce you guys to the Feedback, our robot race. Below is some concept art. They don’t actually have herbicide in the game, for obvious balancing reasons.

Categories: Outwitters

23 responses to “Game II Effaykew”

  1. Avenged110 says:

    Very interesting… It looks very shiny, therefore I, by default, like. Really looking forward to this game and I’m glad you guys are making it free to try. Any chance you guys are accepting anybody yet to the beta program?

  2. Solan says:

    This seems great! I personally love srategy games,and the artwork looks awesome.
    @Avenged110 I saw that there was a “Beta tester” section in the Concact us at the top of the page. I think thats it.

  3. Adam says:

    You can sign up for beta on our contact page by selecting the topic “Beta Request”. It’s not first come first serve, though, and it won’t be happening for at least a few months.

    First dibs on beta are going to the most helpful testers from Tilt to Live.

  4. Avenged110 says:

    @Adam What if you weren’t selected for Tilt to Live Beta testing because you were at school and didn’t check the site until just a few hours after you had said you were full? 🙁

  5. Ira1017 says:

    what if you don’t have wi-fi and you want to play.

  6. JLB says:

    I was trying to sign up for testing the beta version but I don’t know what a ‘udid’ is

  7. Super Volcano says:

    Can anyone request beta testing? Also, what is a ‘udid’? I can’t think of anything that that would mean.

  8. Avenged110 says:

    UDID stands for “Unique Device Identifier” and it’s a 40 digit code used for identifying iPhones, iPods, and iPads. All of them have one and you can find it in iTunes under the “summary” pane for your device. Just click where it says ‘serial number’ and it should change to UDID where you can also copy it if need be.

    Hope that helps 😉

  9. CheezyMintz says:

    Ooooh sounds like an RTS. I may hate strategy games but I adore RTS games. Also I can’t find my udid because the usb cable to connect my ipod to the computer is broken right now. Will I still be able to beta test or do I need the udid?

  10. Avenged110 says:

    @CheezyMintz You will need your UDID I believe, but you can obtain it without iTunes if need be. Search “UDID” in the App Store on your iDevice and there are a number of apps that will provide you a way to copy or email yourself your device’s UDID.

  11. JLB says:

    I don’t know about the other app stores, but in Canada the top four games are all about birds (angry birds rio, air penguin, angry birds, tiny wings) Therefore if a game is about birds it is more likely to be popular. For this reason I think you should make a bird team in Effaykew (game II).

  12. QuantumApocalypse says:

    @JLB Effaykew isn’t the games name. Its just FAQ 9frequently asked questions).

  13. Someone says:

    Please have “Wars” in the title.

  14. QuantumApocalypse says:

    Is that a smiley face in the corner of this page? Just scroll down to the bottom left corner.

  15. Avenged110 says:

    @QuantumApocalypse I think that it may very well be. lol I wonder why.

  16. solan says:

    Wow, you’re right! It’s tiny though…

  17. Texas holden says:

    Wow why is there a smiley face there? It’s so small

  18. Ira1017 says:

    smiley face of tininess!!

  19. QuantumApocalypse says:

    Nice name, Outwitters. Not what I expected though. It’ll probably be good anyway.

  20. Avenged110 says:

    Cool name, only one question though, how is it actually pronounced?

  21. QuantumApocalypse says:

    @Avenged110 Probably Out-Witters

  22. Adam says:

    It’s actually pronounced “Oh, you twitters.”

  23. starpause says:

    is it multiplayer (more than just two)? i love hex board strategy games to play with my family but uniwar is a bit prone to the steam roller effect.