Swarm RTS is a simplistic real-time strategy game. The goal is to capture flags and crush the opponent into the ground.
Two factions, Blue and Red, are competing in the game. The playing field consists of 4 to 8 flags which can be captured by either faction. A captured flag spawns new units for the faction by which it has been captured.
The game ends when all units of the opponent have been destroyed.
You can either play against one CPU AI opponent or watch two CPU AIs battle it out.
Both factions start with one captured flag, the headquarter, on opposite ends of the field. All other flags are neutral and are waiting to be captured. A flag is captured when units are in close proximity to the flag.
Fully captured flags (100%) spawn new units periodically until they have been neutralized (0%). They start spawing units as soon they have been fully captured again. If the capture/influence circle around the flag has the colour of the faction, it produces units.
The headquarter is like a regular flag except that it spawns twice as many units and is a little harder to capture. At the beginning of a game, the headquarters spawn a certain amount of starting units.
Units that are near a fully captured flags of their own faction take 25% less damage.
There are two different units: Fighters and Destroyers.
Fighters are displayed as small rectangles, Destroyers as slightly bigger triangles. Both can move and shoot in any direction. Destroyers are stronger and have heavier attack weapons than Fighters but move slower and evade less attacks. Both unit types capture flags with the same speed. A small fraction of spawned units are Destoyers. The player cannot influence which a kind of unit a flag spawns next.
The left mouse button is used to select, the right mouse button issues commands.
As in many other RTS games, a selection rectangle can be made by pressing the left mouse button and dragging the mouse over the playing field. A right click will order all units inside the rectangle to move to the location of the mouse pointer. The selection can be removed by a left-click.
The game also features a waypoint system: Press the left mouse button and do not move the mouse. A circle appears which will grow until the button is released. The waypoint destination can be set by a right-click. A move command will be given permanently to all idle (non-moving, non-attacking, non-capturing) units within the circle. Waypoints can also be cancelled: Remove any selection (left-click) and right-click inside waypoint circle.
The game can be paused any time by clicking the button in the bottom right corner or by pressing the 'P' key on the keyboard. During a pause, waypoints can be created and removed and multiple rectangle selection commands can be issued.
Copyright 2014, Martin Huber, mjh.at
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