Conquest: Divide And Conquer Released

By Quintin Smith on October 11th, 2010 at 12:28 pm.

It's not a working day at RPS unless you've sent some tiny men to their deaths.

Quickly, then. Heading over to the IndieGames blog, I find out about this indie multiplayer turn-based strategy game, right? And it’s called Conquest: Divide and Conquer. And it’s out. And there’s a demo!

I’ve had a play against the AI and enjoyed myself. It’s a neat concept. Commanding drop-pods, satellites and missile strikes, you need to control 75% of the cities on a map. Each captured city spawns units, but missile strikes obliterate all units in a hex. Tricky stuff. And I’m guessing it only gets trickier when you’re playing against humans who you can sign cease-fires and alliances with. Conquest also earns brownie points for it incredibly cursory tutorial that encourages trial and error. Me likey. I recommend you guys grab the demo and swamp the servers, so there’ll be plenty of matches for everybody. Video after the jump.

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  1. Memphis-Ahn says:

    Looks like Civ 5.
    Definitely going to give this one a go.

  2. pipman3000 says:

    wait wait wait.

    why is the video tile based but the screenshots hex based?

  3. pakoito says:

    You gotta be kiddin me. I send the Indiegames link to all the staff in twitter but you…and you’re the one posting it. LOL

  4. Lanster27 says:

    I dont get these trailers.
    “Balanced,” some guy clicking away at his units.
    “Deep” he clicks some more, a few hexes blow up.
    “Strategy” more hexes blow up.

  5. kulik says:

    Once you tried Battle for Wesnoth…there is no coming back.

    • DuckSauce says:

      There was for me :P
      The randomness rage got to me after at least 40+ hours ending my obsession :)

    • Eclipse says:

      agreed, Wesnoth is an AWFUL strategy game, ranged units still attacks only at 1 hex distance, so they’re just like normal units, you can’t cover them with melee ones. And the random factor is just too much random.

    • kulik says:

      Any strategic game that forces you to use a short and longtime planing is good strategic game. And yes as in everything in life there is a randomness factor but as in poker, if its all about luck then why are they always the same people in the finals?

    • bakaohki says:

      One word (three actually): RNG. Good bye Wesnoth, hope we’ll never ever meet again!

  6. origo says:

    very interesting, btw, how is life in Onionbog lately?

  7. F*ck'up says:

    Probably another unnoticed rts game I’ll waist my time on for hours and hour to come, only to see it die before my eyes due to lack of players… Sucks.

  8. MadMatty says:

    i think i played this back in ยด93 where it was called Battle Isle.
    does it bring anything new?

  9. F*ck'up says:

    yes… A new name!

  10. Kurina says:

    Gave the demo a shot earlier this morning, and found it surprisingly entertaining. I only wish there were some additional units to mess around with, but it is definitely off to a good start.

  11. MrSafin says:

    After Battle for Wesnoth I went for Dominions 3. Now, that’s DEEP!!!!

  12. jonfitt says:

    This looks like my sort of thing. I’ll give it a whirl this evening.

  13. Temple to Tei says:

    Someone flooded his mine…

  14. Dharoum says:

    Let’s meet tonight, at 8GMT as it’s otherwise extremely hard to find a game.

  15. Spd from Russia says:

    looks nice, except I dont want my TB games to be fast, I want to take my time

  16. Soheil says:

    well u dont have to enable the fast turns option and take as long time as u want

  17. Dharoum says:

    It’s lovely game, just a severe lack of players as usual…

  18. Ben says:

    It’s a lot of fun. And it really doesn’t need more unit variety, IMHO. That’s just not what the game is about. A wide variety of units can be interesting in a game in which you choose which units you recruit, but that’s not this game. This game is more like chess in that regard: you and your opponents get basically the same limited variety of units, and it’s all about how you use them.

  19. Christian Dannie Storgaard says:

    Yay, Linux version. This has actually been waiting on my drive for a few days, but now that it’s got the RPS stamp of approval, I’m giving it a try.

  20. Divide and conquer! says:

    Been waiting for this one forever. One of these days I’ll get around to firing it up.
    Drag and drop your way to victory. Oh yeah.