Jon Shafer's At The Gates


#802

Yeah I was blown away when i saw it. Vietnamese special forces apparently.


#803

Be rassured, while not dedicated it far surpasses them.


#804

I feel a terrible cold coming on January 23rd.


#805

After watching the Let’s Play linked above I don’t believe I’ll be waiting for any opinions on this one. I’m just going to dive right in at release. Looks to be right up my alley and I’m very much in a gaming doldrums at the moment. Hopefully this’ll be part of the fix.


#806

I’ve never had an experience quite like this – not in the game, but about the game. I had Kickstarted this in 2013 – six year ago. And during Jon’s long spells of radio silence, I’d become certain it was something I would never play. To think now that it comes out in two weeks feels somewhat shocking.


#807

Well that explains most of the questions I’ve had over the years. I too am happy that I’m getting the game, and even happier that Jon is changing his life around.


#808

I don’t know if this is already widely know, but there is a youtube series showing off a bit of the game.

Click here, it’s not a troll or a virus…

It’s from devildog, one of the guys who started explorminate if I understand it correctly.


#809

@Canuck beat you to it a few posts up.


#810

I noticed in his most recent he talks about how many updates are rolling out and each one invalidates saves so technically he isn’t playing the latest build by a decent margin. FYI


#811

I might actually put together a video if i can get permission, i’ve actually finished a game of it before and have some knowledge of the mechanics, and could probably comment intelligently on the design.


#812

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fool_and_His_Money#Release_information was very similar.


#813

Yeah can confirm, there was an update last week that broke the save. Makes getting through a game hard hah.

Saying that, I suspect the mid/late game is going to feel a tad under-developed anyway to being with. Still, the early economic/migration is still pretty fascinating and fun, re-starting never feels like a chore… I’m only slight miffed because I actually want to see the later game.


#814

Except historically questionable!

I’m very glad Jon pulled through.


#815

Thanks for the heads-up!


#816

“Comrades, this is the USSR. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend!”


#817

Try this “Gates/Stalingrad” book instead:

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#818

I realize that now - read it a long time ago (gosh, before the internet!) and the modern reviews are not so kind to its accuracy.


#819

There are some other books after that one!

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#820

Oh, I knew you had them. :)


#821

Or you dig tunnels below them, and them purposely make these tunnels break, so the wall over it, crumble.

The beauty of digging a tunnel, is you are safe from the enemy attack.