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Who can name this indie turn based tactical strategy game from the 2000s

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posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:31 AM
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It was an arena type game. You started off in the lowest cup and by winning you would move up. You recruited your own team, elves, trolls, dragons, dwarves etc... and bought equipment for them.




posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:40 AM
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PC game ?
Etherlords ? I and II came out in 2001 and 2002 .
Or , sounds a bit like one of the Heroes of Might and Magic.


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posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

sounds like something based on some variant the " games workshop bloodbowl " rules

wiki primer



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Gladius?




Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

Nope. It was an indie PC game.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

You started out with money in the lowest tier cup. The entire game was just tactical combat. Between fights was an interface to manage your team.
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posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Gothmog

You started out with money in the lowest tier cup. The entire game was just tactical combat. Between fights was an interface to manage your team.

And here I was thinking I had played or at least seen every single PC game from 1980 up til today....
One more. There was an emulator for NES that had the NES version of Battle Island.
Else , you got me .
But , I don't give up. (I may give in)



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

It was just an indie PC game, only way it could be purchased was from the website.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Gothmog

It was just an indie PC game, only way it could be purchased was from the website.

BTW , outside of a handful , all the game devs were "indie" back then .



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I wouldn't agree with that, but that can be another thread



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

You are talking about an Era of thousands and thousands of flash games. You need to give more details about the game.
Graphics? Drawn? 2D? 3D?
Art style? Weeb or Western?
Was it on a disc or did you play in a browser?

...Have you tried "Akinator" the web genius yet? ( I swear this is not an ad)



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: Heruactic

Not flash, it was a "real" game, download and install. It was not spiderweb software but something along those lines of indie games.

2d isometric.

Akinator failed.

ETA: I realized when I made this thread it was about a 1% chance someone would recognize the game and name it.
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posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Dofus may fit the bill. 2004 isometric online game, grid based.

The more answers you can give us to how it looked, any specific features it had, the easier it may get to google search.

Akinator is only good for specific characters like Sailor moon or Blue Sonnet.

For me isometric can be 2 things, It's either FFT or Age of empires.

Was is a multiplayer only game or single player? It makes a huge difference.

Any small details you can share helps. We are willing to help as long as you are willing to pick your brain.



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 06:49 PM
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Isometric like fft or original fallout.
Single player.

I'm remembering some details. It had classes such as black knight. Druid. Dragon. Troll. I 'think' it had knight, orc, ogre, archer mage or wizard maybe.

You recruited the units by contract. So it could be one year or lifetime contracts. Units aged too.

Bronze, silver, gold cup leagues. As you won you advanced to higher leagues with tougher teams.

I could be wrong but I remember the name being odd.
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posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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Characters age-ing, in early 2000's, Ok I admit defeat, literally nothing comes to mind and google search. At least on PC.
Are you sure its made in 2000-2010?



posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: Heruactic

I moved in 2009 and was playing it before that. I am guessing 2000-2005 is a good estimate of when it came out.
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posted on Mar, 2 2020 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Not sure if this will help but there are a lot of older, long forgotten / abandoned games here.

Maybe the one you're looking for is there. If not maybe a studio name or title might help job the memory.
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posted on Mar, 3 2020 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

I need more info, buddy. What kind of graphics did it have?
You said it was isometric. Was it grid based movement or hexagon? Was it real 3D graphics or hand drawn, was it cartoonish?

Nothing i look at matches your description exactly.



posted on Mar, 3 2020 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Your link did not work my friend.



posted on Mar, 3 2020 @ 09:37 AM
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a reply to: Heruactic

2d, grid based similar to early fire emblem games. I can't really remember enough to say how I would describe them, not cartoonish, traditional fantasy.

The classes were actually called races. So there was the dragon race, archer race etc...



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