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Diplomacy Demo

A demo for Diplomacy is now available, offering the chance to sample the new computer adaptation of the classic board game. The 94 MB turn-based strategy demo is available on Boomtown (registration required), FileFront, FileNuts, Gamer's Hell, VGPro, and Worthplaying.

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6. Re: No subject Oct 28, 2005, 06:54 Nexus
 
I have to say that I really liked the way you could propose a whole set of moves using combinations of your own and allied forces, but I get the impression that there may not be chat based negotiation in multiplayer, which would really be crippling. I think I'm going to have an easier time getting people in the office to play Civ4 over lunch though.

 
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5. Re: No subject Oct 27, 2005, 18:41 Geese
 
Agreed. There's a lot to read, but that's good if you've never played Diplomacy. However, I would suspect most people interested in this *have* played it. The interface seems very nice so far (I've only been through about 20% of the tutorial, and that took almost 15-20 minutes. The playing surface looks nice, very boardgame like, with some nice touches like a generic ripple effect for water and the units have shadows that ever so slightly move from side to side to keep the board from looking too static) I wonder though about the AI, since apparently there's no way to actually play against it in the demo.

Proabably a moot point as Diplomacy really needs to be played with humans (it has multiplayer), as the negotiation is just as important (if not moreso) than the tactics.
 
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4. No subject Oct 27, 2005, 17:54 Nexus
 
Looks like a solid conversion of the original game, but the demo is mainly a tutorial with a lot of text to read.

 
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3. Re: Anybody tried this yet? Oct 27, 2005, 16:20 lallous
 
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2. Re: Anybody tried this yet? Oct 27, 2005, 14:22 Sepharo
 
WTD?

 
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1. Anybody tried this yet? Oct 27, 2005, 13:59 lallous
 
can anyone update us on how good this is? is it worth the download?

 
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