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Hartacon Tactics is an online RPG game developed with XNA that allows players to challenge each other in online battles, with the possibility to team up in alliances. Battles take place in 2D isometric maps with 4-angles view and zoom. A player can create one or more parties of characters of different classes, each with peculiar stats, skills and weapons. By winning battles, parties gain Upgrade Points (UPs), used to recruit new characters and buy equipments, while individual characters gain Growth Points (GPs), used to learn new skills and increase stats. The battle system is tactical, turn-based, and features traditional RPG elements such as elements and altered states.

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4 comments by CharlieFleed on Dec 3rd, 2014

Hello dudes and dudettes, thanks for stopping by. You know that recently I released the alpha with multiplayer battles. Did you try it? You can download it here: www.hartacon-tactics.eu/public/setup/hartacontactics.zip

Thanks to your feedback I was able to fix an annoying bug and now the game doesn't freeze when the game's window loses the focus. It's an issue that many XNA developers had to deal with.

I cannot help but notice that very few registered an account and are playing online, so I wanted to ask you how do you feel about playing TBS games online against other players. What makes it good for you and what turns you down.

Finally, I am thinking about switching to a squad-based turn system instead of a character-based one.

FFT had individual turns, but it's one of the very few successful titles which took this road, the large majority of TBS went the other way.
Maybe the most engaging aspect of tactics games is the fact that you control a team of characters and not just a hero, and being able to move all your team members together gives you a lot of freedom, more decisions to make, more room to plan and carry out your strategy. However, when played online, with large teams, and possibly more than two players, this could mean you have to wait a lot until your turn comes, and some sort of advantage necessarily goes to who plays first, hence my decision to go for individual turns.
But now I feel that I am sacrificing too much in terms of gameplay.

So, how do you feel about it? Squad-based or character-based turns?

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Hartacon Tactics Alpha 5.0

Hartacon Tactics Alpha 5.0

Nov 30, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Multiplayer online battles - Improved map editor - A new tileset - New skills

Hartacon Tactics Demo - October 2014

Hartacon Tactics Demo - October 2014

Oct 7, 2014 Demo 3 comments

Hartacon Tactics Demo - October 2014 - four joypads supported - joypad vibration - improved interface - four ready-to-use parties

Hartacon Tactics Demo - Aug 2014

Hartacon Tactics Demo - Aug 2014

Aug 31, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Hartacon Tactics Demo for Windows. The demo features friendly battles between players and against the AI, in hot seat multiplayer, a simple single player...

Hartacon Tactics Demo - May 2014

Hartacon Tactics Demo - May 2014

May 6, 2014 Demo 0 comments

Hartacon Tactics Demo for Windows. The demo features friendly battles between players and against the AI, in hot seat multiplayer, a simple single player...

Hartacon Tactics Demo - Dec 2013

Hartacon Tactics Demo - Dec 2013

Dec 20, 2013 Demo 3 comments

Hartacon Tactics Demo for Windows. The demo features friendly battles between players and against the A.I.

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DonBre
DonBre Jun 5 2014, 4:20pm says:

awesome work guys! keep it up !

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Kuznetsovsky
Kuznetsovsky May 24 2014, 10:46pm says:

Is this going to have online multiplayer? It does really look awesome.

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AMCerasoli
AMCerasoli May 21 2014, 3:10pm says:

Very good graphics man!

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Wezurii
Wezurii May 20 2014, 10:44pm says:

Wow, looks incredible. How did I only find out about this now?

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Derqs
Derqs Dec 27 2013, 9:44am says:

sweet

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Arethrid
Arethrid Aug 14 2013, 4:04am says:

Looks great, good luck!

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Hartacon Tactics
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Windows, X360
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