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Published on December 5, 2015 By Frogboy In Sorcerer King Dev Journals

Greetings!

In October we released v1.3 of Sorcerer King which added a ton cool things like the build queue, a bunch of UI improvements, bug fixes and more.

1.4 is a somewhat bigger change and as a result has taken longer to get out.  Much of it is under the covers but should be pretty noticeable in play.

Let’s take a look:

 

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Three things to take notice here:

1. There’s an Auto-Equip button now to take out some of the tedium on new units.

2. Your trained units can now equip swords and shields.

3. Your starting units have a lot more cool abilities (and so will other units).

 

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Besides various minor visual improvements throughout the game, your starting units no longer consume logistics.  So you actually gets to train more units…early on…

 

…Of course, there is going to be a price to pay for all this goodness… Winking smile

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Resources now accumulate.  You control an Iron mine? You get 1 metal per turn.  Same for horses.  Building the units consumes them.

Don’t have those resources? Well, you have to make some tough choices.  You can harvest mountains to get metal, for instance.  Or you can build units that don’t require those resources like regular soldiers but they now cost 2 logistics.

 

 

The AI, meanwhile has gotten a huge boost. You will probably need to lower your difficulty quite a bit with this new build. Both the remnants and the SK have gotten a pretty big boost in terms of intelligence.  Some of this has to do with some new algorithms for determining best destinations.  The original functions were written in 2012 with 2012 hardware in mind.  I don’t think you’ll notice a different in performance since it’s all in the background.  But it makes a big difference in AI quality.

At this stage, I’m pretty much assuming you have at least dual core.

 

More to come!


Comments
on Dec 06, 2015

Great news! Thanks for continuing the work on this game which I think really has the potential to be a classic!

on Dec 06, 2015

more difficulty?

bring it on 

on Dec 06, 2015

Sounds like a great update - bring it on - preferably before the summer holidays begin in a few weeks.

 

see what I did there?

on Dec 06, 2015

Awesome!

on Dec 06, 2015

Want!!!! ETA?

on Dec 06, 2015

Stupid mobile forums....

Sorry for double post.

Any chance we'll see changes/additions to the end game soon? 

on Dec 06, 2015

Two words: hot damn!

on Dec 08, 2015

It seems you've done a 180 on quite a few design decisions (queues, rrsources and the role of the 'minors' to name a few). I'm curious as to how that came to be.

on Dec 09, 2015

I thought not having the queues is a supposed to be a cool feature .....

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