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Title: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Backslash on September 29, 2006, 12:44:36 am
It's That Bit In Wargames, You Know After The Machine Plays Tic-Tac-Toe With Itself, When Old-Skool Graphics Of Nuclear Armageddon Flash Forth And Phrases Like Turkish Thrust Are Emblazoned Across The Screen And The World Ends One Hundred Times A Second Until The Computer Realises That War Is Bad And No-one Can Win But Hell! At Least It Looks Good, Oh Yeah, That Bit... but a game.
(Heh, actual description in an interview.)

So, I've been looking forward to this game DEFCON (http://www.everybody-dies.com) ever since I heard about it.  It's by the same guys (http://www.introversion.co.uk/) who did Uplink and Darwinia.  The graphics are simple but the gameplay sounds like it will be awesome.  Even the website domain name oozes cool -- everybody-dies.com (http://www.everybody-dies.com) ...because in mutually assured destruction, everybody dies ... but maybe you can die the least :drevil:

I'm looking forward to some multiplayer games of this, and I thought I'd check if anyone else in here was planning to play (or, if there were some that did not know of the game but might be interested after hearing about it).  The best part: it's only $15!  $10 if you preorder with Steam -- and it comes out tomorrow!
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Prophet on September 29, 2006, 01:32:20 am
Yeah, I been keeping a lazy eye on this game too. I quite liked Uplink. Nice different kind of game. Small, simple, and laughs at the resource hog dooms and such. Unfortunatley I found out that I'm not much of a hacker. :nervous:

Anyway. First I'm going to bomb Sweden. Then it's the states. And then Russia (not that I have anything against russians, I just wan't know how many nukes it takes). :D
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: NGTM-1R on September 29, 2006, 01:54:17 am
Bah, nickel for every time I ended the world in Harpoon...

Nuclear release and then it's party time! Nuclear depth bombs all over the place, great fun. Just dump them with a few miles of a sub and you'll get him. Takes all the frustration out of ASW.

At least until the nuclear SS-N-12s through SS-N-21s start flying in response. Then you have problems. Hopefully you'll get all the Shipwreck/Sandbox/Sturgeon/Sampson launch platforms, but there's always that one that gets away...
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 29, 2006, 04:41:56 am
This game promises to be simple tactical fun, I am getting it regardless................ :pimp:
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on September 29, 2006, 06:04:19 am
actually, it comes out today. and I've already preordered it. T minus 6 hours...
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: IPAndrews on September 29, 2006, 06:21:14 am
I miss Harpoon. This Defcon game looks fun though.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 29, 2006, 06:26:10 am
Theres an old game called GTNW i had on dos, cant find it though, it was mode 7 vga............. :lol:
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: IPAndrews on September 30, 2006, 06:23:06 am
So did this game turn out to be any good then?
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on September 30, 2006, 07:28:10 am
yeah, decently.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: IPAndrews on September 30, 2006, 08:26:07 am
Can you be more specific. I like the look of this game. it's ultra stylish, but does it actually play like a game or do you feel like you're watching an interactive demo?
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on September 30, 2006, 08:37:30 am
try the demo, whydon'tcha?

and it plays like a game.
the first thing you do, at defcon 5, is placing your units (battleships, carriers and subs) as well radar stations, airbases and silos/air defence. then at defcon 3, I think it is, you can start moving your air and sea units (getting your fighters to recon the enemy is a good idea as you can find their installations and thusly fire nukes at those when defcon 1 is reached.
defcon 1, yes. that's when you can fire le missles. and get fired at. lots of explosions. boom!!!
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Cyker on September 30, 2006, 10:45:53 am
Haven't tried this yet, but it sounds a lot like a game called (I think) M.A.D. by Smallrockets...
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Mefustae on October 01, 2006, 08:09:27 am
Just got the demo some hours ago and played against a mate a few times, and i've just got to say MAD makes for damned good watching. You really have to be careful when launching your missiles at Defcon 1, as silos serve as your primary anti-missile defense system as well as dolling out radioactive death, so when you launch ICBMs the silos, you can't intercept any missiles with that particlar silo for 120 seconds. Honestly, there's something sadistically fantastic about catching your opponent launching a massive strike with all his silos leaving himself completely defenseless, and watching him type profanities into the chat window when you surface your two submarine fleets just off his coastline and let fly with 6 volleys of 12 nukes apiece. Tens of millions perish, and your score skyrockets. Good times to be had by all. :D

I strongly recommend you at least try the demo, as it's only a 5 minute download over Steam and good for a tutorial and a two-player game online or with a CPU. :yes:
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: aldo_14 on October 02, 2006, 07:53:32 am
The Demo seems pretty comprehensive, albeit I've not had the chance to give it more than a cursory glance.  Interesting game - lovely graphical style too - although i'm not sure it'll usurp Mario Kart DS in this office.....
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Mefustae on October 02, 2006, 08:35:37 am
With the full version, it gives you an ultra-slow version, the idea being that you have a game in the office that lasts the entire day. Interoffice politics can get a lot more interesting when you're pointing nuclear arsenals at each other. :D
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: achtung on October 02, 2006, 10:04:08 pm
I think I'm gonna buy this.  :D
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on October 03, 2006, 12:06:18 am
Anyone more than me up for a game some time? I'm itching to be able to connect to another human...

only, when I did so last, I got an error and a CTD. I'll have to try again and make sure it wasn't too coincidential with me connecting to someone.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Mefustae on October 03, 2006, 02:07:23 am
*Raises hand* I'm always on the lookout for another person to do battle with.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Turey on October 03, 2006, 02:20:27 am
I'm an american, and there's just something imensely satisfying about seeing "Moscow hit, 16.5M dead."
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Fragrag on October 03, 2006, 10:35:38 am
With the full version, it gives you an ultra-slow version, the idea being that you have a game in the office that lasts the entire day. Interoffice politics can get a lot more interesting when you're pointing nuclear arsenals at each other. :D

Wasn't there an article when some newspaper bought USB controlled rocket launchers and their offices were launched into a Cold War?
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: aldo_14 on October 03, 2006, 11:02:57 am
With the full version, it gives you an ultra-slow version, the idea being that you have a game in the office that lasts the entire day. Interoffice politics can get a lot more interesting when you're pointing nuclear arsenals at each other. :D

Wasn't there an article when some newspaper bought USB controlled rocket launchers and their offices were launched into a Cold War?

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/07/07/usb_missle_war_breaks_out/
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Mongoose on October 03, 2006, 02:45:43 pm
Oh, I have got to get me one of those... :D
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Backslash on October 03, 2006, 03:38:08 pm
Or one of these:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/07/18/usb_nuclear_war_button_box/
 ;7
And yeah, count me in for a game some evening.  I'm sure some of my methods against the AI won't work against a human (and vice versa) so I need to learn ;)
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on October 04, 2006, 05:14:29 pm
I nuked Kazan just the other day.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: aldo_14 on October 05, 2006, 03:13:04 am
I nuked Kazan just the other day.

Which one?
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on October 05, 2006, 08:49:24 am
that place in russia.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: ZylonBane on October 05, 2006, 10:36:27 am
I'm an american, and there's just something imensely satisfying about seeing "Moscow hit, 16.5M dead."
I'm an American, and you're a jackass.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: IPAndrews on October 05, 2006, 10:52:17 am
I'm not American and you're both jackasses for being American ;)
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: ├╝bermetroid on October 05, 2006, 11:00:59 am
Cool! I am also a Jackass!  Yea!
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 05, 2006, 02:51:50 pm
I'm an American, and you're a jackass.

Oh the horrible irony.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Turey on October 05, 2006, 03:05:12 pm
I'm an American, and you're a jackass.

I'm man enough to admit I'm a jackass.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: ZylonBane on October 05, 2006, 03:14:33 pm
I'm an American, and you're a jackass.

Oh the horrible irony.
It's only ironic if you're dumb.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 05, 2006, 03:15:18 pm
I rest my case.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Sandwich on October 05, 2006, 09:12:09 pm
ZB, don't be a prick.
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: kode on October 06, 2006, 12:22:03 am
ZB, don't be a prick.

How would that happen?
Title: Re: DEFCON! Global thermonuclear M.A.D. in glorious retro wireframe graphics
Post by: Backslash on October 06, 2006, 12:34:27 am
Nukes > Flames

so I suggest you name-callers start a game and let us join or at least spectate :p