2019-05-04 16:46:20 (edited by tyrylu 2019-05-05 15:43:00)

Hello.
One of my friends is currently making a bachelor's thesis, and as his topic, he chose audio game development (yes, he knows many visually impaired people). :-) The game is basically an artillery style game in which you control a tank and you have to hit your enemies. However, you can only move on the map and adjust your firing angle and the firing power.
See https://tojik.cz/artilecho/ for more details and the download link.
Unfortunately, he has still a restricted account, so you'd better join the IRC chat room mentioned on the website.

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2019-05-04 23:08:26

This is a very cool game. I recommend it to yall guys.
There's a somewhat steep learning curve, but after you know everything it becomes a good time killer.

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2019-05-05 03:03:30

I can't download it it says the test is over

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2019-05-05 03:04:31

Aww. I saw this topic 10 hours after the initial post though, the test seems to have been over. Sad.

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2019-05-05 03:26:08

This is quite sad. I was never able to play a game.

Sincerely,
Lucas.

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2019-05-05 03:26:24

I loved this game when it was alive.
I do wish he had given us more time to play with it but you know.

yo! so I'm working on programing, it's really hard. But I'll tell you where you can contact me if your stupid enough to do so.
Contact information:email: [email protected]
Skype: Brennan Draves
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2019-05-05 04:04:25

can it still be downloaded? Would be interested to try it.

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2019-05-05 08:10:12

Hi this looks so cool i wish i could test it as well it sounds like fun

regards
Hannes Fouche

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2019-05-05 08:19:50 (edited by redfox 2019-05-05 08:20:05)

@7, it can't, it runs off a server, and the server isn't up, cause he has to run it off his motem.

yo! so I'm working on programing, it's really hard. But I'll tell you where you can contact me if your stupid enough to do so.
Contact information:email: [email protected]
Skype: Brennan Draves
I'm usually found on online games, chatting, and being warned bye admins for talking to much, f**k you admin!

2019-05-05 11:19:42

Yeah, the game was really good. The timing of the test could have been a bit better so more people could have played it. I think this was the first time something like this was done in audio. For people that haven't managed to play, imagine shell shock but instead of just having to deal with wind, in additional to setting the angle and power of your shot you have choice of different weapons, you can move yourself around the map and the terrain has different heights and the shots people make cause it to deform.

I filled out the questionaire and one of the suggestions I made is that the server also be made publically available. It looks like the client has configuration files that let you have it connect to a different address and port

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2019-05-05 11:27:30 (edited by Dark 2019-05-05 11:27:59)

Damnation!  I saw this one yesterday afternoon, but didn't download it since Mrs. Dark and I were just about to have some tea.

The description sounded pretty awesome, I've always rather fancied trying a mech warfare game, and though these are obviously tanks not mechs   it still sounds pretty cool.

i really hope the dev  either puts a server back up or lets people host their own games.

Oh, and perhaps includes some computer opponents too so that people learning the game will have someone to practice on.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2019-05-05 11:44:38

Yeah me to actually, also didn't really get around playing it, but the concept sounds awesome.

Greetings Moritz.

Hömma, willze watt von mir oder wie, weil wenn nich, dann lass dir mal sagen, laber mir kein Kottlett anne Wange und hömma, wo wir gerade dabei sind, dann iss hier hängen im Schacht, sonns klapp ich dir hier die Fingernägel auf links, datt kannze mir mal glaubn.

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2019-05-05 12:02:20

The game was damn good. It's sad that it's no longer available.

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2019-05-05 15:27:49

Hi, I am sorry about taking the game down, but there are soo many problems with it and I don't have the time to deal with them right now. First, I want to have a tutorial that does not suck, the one i have kind of does. Second, the server (my router dual-core ARM, 2GB RAM) is in Czechia, so it's good for games in Europe, but the connection with America... yea not so hot. There is no reconnection thing anywhere in the game, so if the connection fails, the client freezes, and that does happen more than i'd like. Finally, why don't I have time? I am supposed to finish writing my bachelor's thesis on 16th of May and i focused more on the game than on the thesis writing so I am behind af. After that, there is the exam somewhere in June and if everything goes smoothly, i will be back working on the game around July. Thank you for your understanding

2019-05-05 15:45:56 (edited by nyanchan 2019-05-05 15:46:11)

@Tojik
Thank you for your clarification, and good luck with your bachelor's thesis! I have to write my bachelor's thesis within a year, too! wo!

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2019-05-05 17:22:51

Sorry about the timing issues there @Tojik and good luck with the thesis, having just got my phd in January of this year I definitely understand the problem of deadlines.

however, as you will gather from this topic, lots of people, even those like me who didn't get the chance to try the alpha are extremely interested in this style of game, so whenever you do get chance to work on the game and perhaps look at other hosting options, it will certainly be much appreciated.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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2019-05-06 16:14:36

Dam, Even I didn't get to try out this game, but it seemed to be a good one going by what people have said.
I always like offline games as well as online ones, so maybe if the game is still in it's development stages, 1 suggestion is to release two modes of play... the offline, singleplayer mode, and the online, PVP mode

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I use the power of sound to sense my enemy's energy, blow them to the place of no return, before testing out the newest release of audio game.
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2019-05-06 23:20:16

I agree that an offline mode would be nice. I'm weird about playing online with real people on a game I've never tried before, because I know I'm going to suck, and I'll be so in my head about it that I'll end up playing even worse and proving my theory right. Anyway, sorry to hear about the deadlines, I'm sure most people will be understanding of that. I look forward to actually getting to play once you do have time to pick the project up again.

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2019-05-07 08:17:27

Hi.
I look forward to try the game in the future. Sounds great.

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