Community Event 1: Neptune's Pride

A couple of months ago I recklessly started a Steam Community for the site. It’s probably about time I tried to set up a few games.

Problem: Of the current members there don’t seem to be many games in common that wouldn’t require many more people than we have.

Solution: Pick a free browser based game that everyone can access.

So I’m planning to set up a game of Neptune’s Pride, a free browser based multiplayer strategy game. The benefit of this particular game, besides the cost, is that it seems to have had most of the complexity of 4X strategy games stripped away in favour of diplomacy (and backstabbing) between players. And if you’re thinking “I don’t really play many strategy games so I’ll probably just be shit,” yeah, me too.

As for time investment: It’s a long form game taking place over weeks/months but because events occur so slowly you’re probably only going to need to drop in once a day for a few minutes to queue up moves and research. Although I am guessing here based on what I’ve read of it.

For a basic overview you can see the site’s introduction page here. For a more detailed look at what you’d be getting yourself involved in by signing up Rock, Paper, Shotgun did a game diary of a playthrough between them and PC Gamer here.

If you’re interested just put your name down in the comments thread of this post. Assuming enough people sign-up we’ll probably get started in a week or so.


10 Responses to “Community Event 1: Neptune's Pride”

  1. 1 Issi
    16/05/2010 at 19:53

    yeh i want to try this.

  2. 2 MrEff
    16/05/2010 at 20:05

    Looks interesting, I’m in.

  3. 3 cc
    16/05/2010 at 21:01

    yer il give it a go

  4. 4 MrEff
    17/05/2010 at 15:30

    Can we write stuff following our progress like in the above linked game diary? The idea of chronicling my inevitable downfall appeals to me for some strange reason.

    • 5 Phil
      17/05/2010 at 16:19

      Yeah, that’s what I’m planning to do. Assuming my own inevitable defeat isn’t too embarrasing.

    • 6 MrEff
      17/05/2010 at 20:31

      Also I heard you were looking for more players, and I think I may have found one. I’ve sent him the details and if he is interested I’ll get him to post on here.

  5. 7 Chris
    18/05/2010 at 20:17

    Hmm, yeah, why not…

  6. 8 DannyboySFC
    18/05/2010 at 20:21

    Yeah sounds good, im in.

  7. 9 Issi
    18/05/2010 at 20:56

    This is ace, theres loads of people are up for this!
    Hopefully the more people that play, the less attention there will be on my defeat

  8. 10 adam
    19/05/2010 at 16:21

    il give it a whirl

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