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Iron Harvest
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:20:16 PM »
Gus published on the "mythic front page" about Iron Harvest an alpha level RTS release.

Visuals are really interesting.  No interest in RTS generally or steampunk alt WW1 Mechs specifically - but the visuals were really memorable.

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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 06:27:59 PM »
Yeah the unit and mech designs are great in this game. Although I have outgrown RTS for the most part, the alpha of Iron Harvest and the small taste of the game I got so far is excellent. The alternate history will definitely draw me he full release.
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 06:49:27 PM »
Had my eye on this for quite some time. Almost have backed it but am gun shy after regrets from buying into games before release. The gameplay that I have seen at least reminded me of Company of Heroes.

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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 06:51:48 PM »
^It is similar and can get a bit frenetic, but there are some great features too...like being able to equip your troops with abandoned equipment. The mechs are great too and by the time of release each faction is supposed to get many more.
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 06:53:43 PM »
^It is similar and can get a bit frenetic, but there are some great features too...like being able to equip your troops with abandoned equipment. The mechs are great too and by the time of release each faction is supposed to get many more.

Thank you for the quick response, when is the approx. release?

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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2019, 06:55:10 PM »
Had my eye on this for quite some time. Almost have backed it but am gun shy after regrets from buying into games before release. The gameplay that I have seen at least reminded me of Company of Heroes.

It is very similar to CoH. In fact, when I played the first alpha build, I was a little put off by how similar it was. However, Iím finding that as the game evolves some of the most obvious similarites are starting to diverge from CoH. However, I suspect in some ways, it will always feel like a reskinned CoH clone. This can be either good or bad, depending on how one feels about CoH.
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 07:00:07 PM »
Achilles - not sure of exact release date but the game is moving in to beta at the end of this month IIRC.
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 07:05:19 PM »
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 07:13:52 PM »
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2019, 07:15:57 PM »
Achilles - not sure of exact release date but the game is moving in to beta at the end of this month IIRC.

Are you sure about that? Only 2 alpha builds before beta? They have such a long way to go to be feature complete...beta by the end of January doesnít sound right at all...where did you see that?
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2019, 07:39:46 PM »
I contributed to the Kickstarter campaign and get the developerís updates. Donít have them in front of me right now.
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 07:53:52 PM »
Visuals are really interesting.  No interest in RTS generally or steampunk alt WW1 Mechs specifically - but the visuals were really memorable.

Thatís because it is an original work from an artist and the game just rides on the artwork. It is not a case where they develop the game and the artwork follows
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I believe thereís another game which uses the same art. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169786/scythe
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 06:23:46 AM »
There is also a digital version of Scythe which I also have but it is kind of byzantine and obtuse.

I wouldnít say Iron Harvest Ďridesí on the artistís work, either. The art itself is used as loading screen art in Iron Harvest.

In the PC version of Scythe, the artwork is used for much more, like in-game cards, etc.
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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 12:10:10 PM »
A few concerns I have about the game are...Ö.
1. Size of maps, if its one thing hate is a RTS with small cramped maps with no room for flanking/expansion etc.
2. A good variety of different units.
3. Base building.

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Re: Iron Harvest
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 12:35:10 PM »
Well your concerns at this point are certainly warranted as all three of those items are in the current build to some extent. I did, however, find the maps to be large enough to maneuver in most of the time.
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