How to Play?

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How to Play?

Post by jackmcc » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:04 am

I'm not sure about anyone else but I have absolutely no idea how to play this game.
The only thing I've managed to do is transport 1-person down to the surface and back up again and I think this was fluke.

I can select and move around the 4 people on the ship but can't seem to feed them or do anything. I know this game is in alpha and I expect plenty of weirdness but i'd love to know the basic functions, keys and clicks to play the game.

Any help much appreciated.

Edit: I'm on a Mac and have downloaded the latest version from the website.

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Re: How to Play?

Post by Myranda » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:26 am

I finally downloaded it and installed - and got past the guy talkng - now I have my captain and Engineer standing there...

how do get them to move around and do things?

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Re: How to Play?

Post by Zavier » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:26 pm

I update a better How to play? Guide of sorts in the general section later tonight but for now:

WASD moves the screen around!

To feed - you need to open the 2 boxes and place the items by walking to them and then away.

Once placed, you can feed them if you have food.

To get food you need to teleport to the planet and find a food container.

To teleport you place up to 3 crew in the machine on the top right. Then press teleport at the top of the screen.

You may get attacked. Battle is automatic if you are in range of an enemy or click on them.

To teleport back to the ship you need to take the crew back to the original blue tiles they telepoerted down on and press the telport button again.

Tip: You can click and drag to select multiple crew.
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Re: How to Play?

Post by indi » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:18 pm

would be nice to know how to collect the food containers, how to get them back to the ship and how to use them in general

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Re: How to Play?

Post by BrianD » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:56 am

I can load up. I can select the crew member, but I can't make them move walk or do anything. Am I missing something.

When I click where I want them to go it just deselects.

I am on a mac and I just downloaded the latest version email.

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Re: How to Play?

Post by jackmcc » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:01 am

WASD for moving the map around doesn't work for me on a Mac.
Arrows key do though but edge scrolling would be nice!

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Re: How to Play?

Post by Zavier » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:04 pm

BrianD wrote:I can load up. I can select the crew member, but I can't make them move walk or do anything. Am I missing something.

When I click where I want them to go it just deselects.

I am on a mac and I just downloaded the latest version email.
You might need a 2 button mouse, I am not familiar to mac gaming or have access to a mac to test with (not a developer, they got macs)
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Re: How to Play?

Post by sgtbluefire » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:47 pm

Zavier wrote:
BrianD wrote:I can load up. I can select the crew member, but I can't make them move walk or do anything. Am I missing something.

When I click where I want them to go it just deselects.

I am on a mac and I just downloaded the latest version email.
You might need a 2 button mouse, I am not familiar to mac gaming or have access to a mac to test with (not a developer, they got macs)
I got my Macbook set up for two buttons, and i still can not get them to move.... they just stand there....

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Re: How to Play?

Post by sgtbluefire » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:06 pm

well I have a touch pad and the two finger touch works to move them... sort of... it moved my guys but then they started to attack everything.... they even destroyed the boxes that was sitting on the floor....

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Re: How to Play?

Post by Zavier » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:28 am

They should auto attack bad guys... I don't know about the boxes being bad... Maybe some Ants got in them ;)
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