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SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« on: June 26, 2010, 04:34:59 am »

In the browser-based MSORPG Kingdom of Loathing, there are several SC2 references, from the simple appearance of the starfish, to the arrangement of the rainbow islands. But the latest is by far the most elaborate. They implemented a video arcade on the wrong side of the tracks in the seaside town. In it, among other things, is a fully playable minigame, 'space trip', which is a turn-based game very reminiscent of SC2.

If any of you want to try it out, just sign up for the game (free), and ask me for a few game tokens (dollar equivalent value ~$0.01 each, for now, and probably dropping). Supplies are limited at any moment, but I accumulate them over time.
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Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 04:43:06 am »

place some screenshots please Cheesy
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Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 04:55:54 am »

place some screenshots please Cheesy

 Grin Hahahaha!

You're obviously not familiar with Kingdom of Loathing.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 05:32:00 am »

Or maybe he is... Anyway, I don't suggest you play this one for the graphics.
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Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 10:45:26 am »

Oh wow, I actually liked the graphical style. I am now seriously thinking about joining. Though time might not allow it...

Here's an image from Wikipedia:

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Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 06:29:46 pm »

What what what the hell is that. Is it a grotesque parody of all browser-based RPG games?
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Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010, 10:07:16 pm »

Grotesque? Monochrome, yes. Deceptively simplistic art, yes. While not focusing on unimportant gunk like multiple animation frames and cartesian location, they have made a game that is simultaneously hilarious and has deep gameplay strategies; and the ascension mechanic helps keep your attention in the long term. It simultaneously appeals to achievers, explorers, competitors and socializers. The 0wners don't have a lot to do, to be sure.

And it antedates almost all of those browser-based RPG's - it's something like 7 years old now.

ETA: the mechanics are fairly simple, but you can tweak just about any of them, for a price. It's choosing which ones to focus on, and timing, and how best to handle good and bad luck -- that's where the strategy comes in.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 08:59:20 pm »

place some screenshots please Cheesy

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You're obviously not familiar with Kingdom of Loathing.

I am, i'm just curious what that SC2 style part looks like without having to go through the trouble of actually playing it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 03:47:08 pm »

Trouble? If you like reading funny things, it won't be trouble. And the community is really good mainly because in order to enter the chat system you need to pass an english test.

Also, in how many games is it a decent idea to drink until you're almost falling over before breakfast?
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 06:47:40 pm »

Trouble? If you like reading funny things, it won't be trouble. And the community is really good mainly because in order to enter the chat system you need to pass an english test.

Also, in how many games is it a decent idea to drink until you're almost falling over before breakfast?

I already have an accoutn at kingdom of loathing. I created it about 5 years ago. I stopped playing shortly after joining. Didn't like it.
So just place the screenshots please Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 11:16:11 pm »

Thank you Wink.
Looks interesting, and actually Starflight inspired instead of SC2-inspired?
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Re: SC2 - inspired minigame within Kingdom of Loathing
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 06:23:20 pm »

Definitely a mix. In addition to the procrastinators, there's an Orz/Druuge hybrid. And you go on biological hunts - did starflight have that?


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KoL five years ago : KoL today :: SC2 with just the portion of the starmap southwest of 350,350 : SC2.
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2010, 10:29:03 pm »

Joined. Like. Also.

There is a SPATHI ELUDER in this game why was this not mentioned before. At the astronomy memorial in the cannon museum, one of the distant objects is The Eluder.

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« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2010, 11:58:59 pm »

I forgot about it. It came up once around 4 years ago.
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