Friday, January 16, 2015

Antcolonygames Magazine Issue #2

Antcolonygames Magazine is the digital magazine with the game inside. The magazine is about experiencing history, using animated maps and playable simulations. 

Issue #2 is now available at the App Store. The app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The cost is $2.99.

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This issues topic is Napoleonic battles. The simulation is called Crossroads: The Battle of Quatre Bras. 

Crossroads is a brigade level, operational simulation of the battle of Quatre Bras. You can play either the French or Allied side against a computer opponent.

Crossroads models the battle using classic hex & counter mechanics. These mechanics, in a variety of forms, are still in use today. What you get in this issue is a demonstration of the math that underlies these mechanics.

If you are a casual gamer, you will find a challenging computer opponent. If you like competitive play, you will learn ways to improve your skills. If you are a programmer or game designer interested in game AI (Artificial Intelligence), you will get enough detail that you can construct algorithms for your own projects.