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Castle Defence

Submitted by MassiveMaster
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
---------- MassiveMaster Presents ----------

Castle Defence 1.04
Created by MassiveMaster

Map Info:

Rebuild a fort at the outer borders of the kingdom and defend it against any threats.
Build walkable walls and towers and arm them with diferent types of warriors to defend your castle against waves of enemies.
Survive for 10 days to win the game.
Resources (gold and lumber) have to be gathered from outside your castle.
So always watch out for your workers or they get easily slaughtered by enemy raiders.
Your walls and towers are the best defence against the overwhelming size of enemy waves.
Try to keep your fortifications closed without any breaches and avoid open battles with the enemy whenever possible.

Features:

  • Walkable walls and towers
  • Partly destroyable and rebuildable fortifications
  • Custom armor and weapon types
  • Growing size and difficulty of partly randomized enemy waves
  • No chance to survive without a working castle defence
  • Dynamic weather system

Screenshots:

Terrain Screenshots

View at the castle from the goldmine:

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View from the castle's village square:

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View at the castle from an edge tower:

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Gameplay Screenshots

View at the castle's main entrance:

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Change Log:

Change Log


Version 1.01

Changed:
  • Initial version



Version 1.02

Changed:
  • Added and reworked descriptions and tooltips
  • Added custom spells
  • Added new unit types
  • Changes/Additions to the wave system
  • Rewrote and improved weather system and toned it down
  • Added smaller doodads to the terrain
  • Several smaller changes/fixes



Version 1.03

Changed:
  • Added walkable palisade walls and fitting ladders
  • Replaced stone walls and big tower with alternate model versions
  • Stone fortifications require now an upgraded base to be built
  • Several smaller changes/fixes



Version 1.04

Changed:
  • Added drum tower, palisade gate and barracks
  • Improved systems and made them easier portable
  • New humen units (Pikeman, Mortar Team, Mage) and abilities
  • Added enemy humen waves
  • Animated the tree models and added some new custom models
  • Some tweaking to the damage/armour settings
  • Reworked some of the existing units and abilities
  • Several smaller changes/fixes




Credits:

  • Nasrudin (Willow trees)
  • Born¬≤Modificate (Other trees)
  • Mr. Bob (Barracks)
  • Tranquil (Pikeman and Paladin)

Author's notes:

This is kind of an advanced presentation map for the included fortification systems.
I added some basic castle defence gameplay mechanics so you can see it in action.
The map is unprotected and all systems and the whole map is free to use as long as you give proper credits.
There are in-editor commentaries on how to use the fortification systems.
Should you have problems opening the map try to increase your graphic settings.
If you have any questions, bugs, etc. please write me a PM.


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Keywords:
castle, defence, survival, fortification, gate, wall, stone, building, structure, medieval, age,
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Castle Defence (Map)

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[img][c]Orcnet[c]00:12, 16th Nov 2013700 [img] Castle Defence (Tested Version 1.02) Rate[c]Score[c]Percent[c]Letter [r][img][img][img][img][img][c]5/5[c]91-100[c]A Rate[c]Score[c]Percent[c]Letter...
  1. [​IMG] Orcnet 00:12, 16th Nov 2013


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    Castle Defence (Tested Version 1.02)

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 5/5 91-100 A
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 4/5 81-90% B
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 3/5 75-80% C
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 2/5 70-74% D
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 1/5 50-69% F


    Overview:

    Gameplay

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    "The map is quite unique due to being a defense only suitable for a single player which an ongoing trend nowadays require teams to help each other, everything seems to go in pace and well executed."

    Terrain

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    "Terrain is great especially when you can really interact with the trees by actually seeing the tree's name and all."

    Management

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    "Overall map can be useful."

    Total Score: (Gameplay[x/5] + Terrain[x/5] + Management[x/5] / Total Score[15] * 50 + 50)

    Rate Score Percent Letter
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 9/15 80% C
     
  2. Rheiko

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    from the screenshot it's a nice and decent terrain!
    good work!
    Review will catch up later


    Castle Defence Review

    Gameplay:
    It's really a survival game, i should say this map is fun but you are lacks of description on the unit's abilities, for example: building site (mini), (tiny), (little) without a description. if you add a description to it, people can easier to know what they are used for.
    your walls and towers is Walkable, make it really awesome. but to upgrade them, you need your unit to work on them, in my opinion it's a bit annoying but that's fine
    the weather change is really cool, it kinda feels like a real world. but the time passes really quick, maybe you can slow it down for a bit.
    About the Gold Mine, it's pretty far to gather gold from gold mine and back to your town hall.
    Off-Topic: My Worker have been killed before reach the town hall ;_;

    Terrain:
    the Terrain is nice and pretty decent, keep it up!

    Suggestions:
    Add a custom abilities for your hero, it's pretty boring to see that your hero cast the same spell like usual melee maps
    and give more information about ingame description
    also spelling mistakes

    Overall:
    This is a good survival map with nice terrain and features
    I rate it
    4/5 and +REP

    Have a nice day/night
    If you have any question about this review, contact me through VM/PM
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
  3. Radicool

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    A lot of things are not clear in your map. This makes it very unfriendly to any newcomers to your game.

    There are no tips to start the player off. No explanation of how to get lumber. No descriptions on what the houses do. I could upgrade a house, not knowing what it does. Also there was no upgrade description. I did find it strange that the first raid was on the gold mine. I think a better difficult curb is needed. The peasents structures had no description, so I had no idea what any of them did. Also, the "Work on a Building ability". What the hell does that do? Then again your grammar was lacking in a lot of abilities. No capital letters, full stops, etc.

    Cool idea for a game. Defending against enemies in a customizable castle with a vast amount of strategy involved. Good idea, it just needs a bit of polishing before it's ready.
     
  4. MassiveMaster

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    Thx you very much for reviews and suggestions, really helpfull. :thumbs_up:
    I totally forgot about the descriptions. :grin:
    I'll try to make it easier to understand the game mechanics for newcomers to the map and will work on the spells.
    The waves come from random directions so you can't just block one path or something, but I'll make the first wave come from the front to make it less difficult right at the start.
    Concerning the long way to the goldmine: That should force you to place watchers/guards and then retreat behind the walls when a wave is coming from behind the castle. But I'll think about how to make that better.
     
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    maybe you should make a timer for each wave?
     
  6. MassiveMaster

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    I didn't made a visible timer as I wanted the waves to be more unforeseeable. It just doesn't fell realistic that you know when exactly raiders will come to your castle to plunder it. :wink:
    So they come from random directions and even slightly different times and the player has to react to it by manning the walls, calling in the peasants, etc. That's kind of the idea of the map. :grin:
     
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    yup, that's right. nice idea, and realistic :smile:
     
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    I like the idea of this map, but atm some things are bothering me:
    Manning the walls seems a bit clumsy(I dunno what to do about it).
    The weather is overwhelming, especially fog.
    After some point the walls suddenly got higher, causing the units to not be visible on them anymore.
     
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    Thx for the short review. :thumbs_up:

    That's the bad wc3 pathing. Smaller paths with a width of 1-2 pathing-pixels (like for the stairs) are often not recognized correctly it seems, especially if further away. :ogre_frown:
    Only if you first send a unit to the beginning of such a narrow path (like the bottom of a stair) the unit will recognize the narrow path correctly and walk on the wall correctly with the next order. Maybe I can enhance that with scripting, but that won't be easy...

    Yea the weather effect is kinda supposed to be very intensive. The idea is that you can really see less when the weather is on heavy fog etc. I think that creates a nice atmosphere. But I'll try to enhance the weather system (like smoother transitions when changing) and mabye toning down everything a bit.

    That's definitely a bug (wall units weren't replaced correctly). Were it just some walls or all walls (and also the towers?) and do you know what happend at that point of time? Was a wall partly or completely destroyed or was a wall constructed or rebuilt? Every hint makes it easier for me to find the bug. :wink:
    But in any case I'll look if I can recreate and solve the bug.
     
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    It was all walls and maybe towers too.
    I did try fixing one of the broken walls earlier, but I didn't manage to gather enough workers(1 worker alone won't do any progress?), so I just left a worker there.
     
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    Ok thanks, then the bug was probably caused by the terrain adjustment. I now had to deactivate the terrain adjustment because the problems that came alongside it got just to heavy (irreversible memory leak and and lag peaks at every adjustment that seem to be connected to the amount of doodads on the map...). I couldn't recreate the bug with deactivated terrain adjustment, so I hope that is solved now. :grin:
    About the workers: Lightly broken walls (still walkable) just need one worker. Only the heavy broken walls (with only the basement left) need two workers (like newly build walls do) as they are supposed to be rebuild nearly completely. :wink:
     
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    can i play it with bots?
     
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    nope
    you can't
    this is a single player map
     
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    Map approved, see moderator comment on top.
     
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    Just tried your map, and it was good.
    My question: Why don't you add timer for each wave?
     
  16. MassiveMaster

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    I think I already answered that :wink::
    But thanks for trying out the map. :thumbs_up:
     
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    Okay, thanks for the answer :thumbs_up:
    So, your main point of the map is to make a quick decision with every attack?
     
  18. MassiveMaster

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    Yes and encouraging the player to place guards/scouts at the different sides of the castle and build walls so that the enemy can be hold back long enough until the players main forces arrive.
    Thats kind of how real castles work. They were build to give shelter to the nearby population in the event of enemy raids/attacks and hold them back until the liege lords or allied troops arrived to lift the siege.
     
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    Nice job on making using that idea.
    BTW, there are crates in one of the castle walls, right?
    Oh, forgot to tell, 4/5 and +Rep
     
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