Last spring the Game Design staff decided to check out a RTS space strategy game called Neptune’s Pride, there was alliances formed, secret alliances, fake alliances. Friendship and camaraderie quickly became deceit and trickery, and piece by piece each galactic empire was picked off and eliminated. It came down to 2 girls on one side of the map, 2 girls on the other side of the map, and me smack dab in the middle. The game ended when everyone woke up and discovered that I had launched a massive attack in the middle of the night to grab the required # of planets to win.
Fast forward 1.5 years later, and Iron Helmet Games has just released the Beta version of their newest game Triton: Neptune’s Pride II. Once again the Game Design Staff decided to start up another game and check out the latest version. Some participants from last year chose not to get involved this time due to the obsessive nature and combativeness of the game, but eventually we got 8 of us together and kicked off another galactic battle.