Review ProjectY RTS 3d -public beta-
A true realtime strategy game
Author: Vlad Popa
Date: 03 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
The gameplay is perfectly adapted for mobile devices, optimized controls for touchscreens, awesome multiplayer game modes
Unfinished, no story game modes
When most people think of strategy on mobile devices they envision Clash of Clans, Total Conquest and their like. ProjectY for Android is an attempt to bring true real time strategy gameplay, similar to that available for the PC, to mobile platforms.
The game allows players to experience true top-down strategy gameplay with optimized controls for touchscreen devices. Thus the player can issue orders through taps, holding the finger on the screen, and swipes. As the game begins the player is given control of a small base and a few robot-brains that serve as the basis for his army. These tiny machines can be ordered into almost any type of production facility in order to be outfitted with specialized combat suits or mounted into machines of war. Afterwards they can be sent out into the field to wreak havoc upon enemies or capture strategic points on the map.
Even in its current beta state the game still offers quite a few interesting game modes. Player versus AI features one or more AI players that will actually pose a challenge to the player and keep him on his toes. Multiplayer is where the game becomes truly interesting. Featuring true multiplayer modes, and plenty of them, the game is a proof of just how far mobile gaming has come. The game offers the possibility to host or join both public online and LAN games. However what is guaranteed to draw attention is the implementation of splitscreen multiplayer that allows two players to stand face to face and play simultaneously from the same device, without losing any functionality.
Overall ProjectY is an amazing proof of concept and a great game to boot. As it is currently only in open beta players may experience several issues with the game, and should take note that the game is still incomplete. The game is highly complex, yet a helpful tutorial can be launched so that every player can go through an explanatory match.