i've been eradicated :(
cool game! i like how the pallet changes, and how it highlights stuff, the gameplay is a little confusing, but neat concept and its executed well
The year is 92 CE. Yours is a small kingdom at the borders of the Roman Empire. Its fields are plentiful with strong grains, its hills overflowing with sweet wine. Your numbers are growing and there is enough room to build new villages. For now. As Roman troops and colonists start encroaching on your lands, the people look to you for guidance. You still have some diplomatic influence over the Roman commanders near you, but the Emperor's absurd decrees and increasing demand for tribute can only lead to more conflict. At the end of the day, you are sure of only one thing: the Romans are coming.
Controls: left mouse button.
Keyboard only controls: arrow keys to move cursor, X to place banners, hold Z and press left/right to show hints.
Place your troops, represented by banners, in regions to score points and gather grain, wood, stone and wine. However, if you fail to meet the (increasingly stringent) imperial decrees, Roman troops appear that you will also have to place somewhere on the map. When enemy troops are placed next to each other, combat occurs. With careful placement you can fight off the Romans for a while, but history is written by the victors.
Survive as long as you can!
Game rules (if you don't want to figure everything out yourself):
My entry for the WASM4 Game Jam 2022. Made with the WASM-4 fantasy console. Written in Rust.
Wreath pixel art on menu screen by scribbles pixels.
Color palette based on Painted Parchment 9 by skeddles.