The People’s Army is a lite/streamlined turn based strategy game with a rock-paper-scissors mechanic and is played like a puzzle game. It was developed in under 48 hours for Ludumdare 40. There are 10 levels to be unlocked ranging from easy to brutal-ish hard! The AI is almost-up-to-par and will try and hinder you as much as it can!
There are 3 unit types:
- The People
- The Army
- The Dictator
Each unit has a strength and a weakness. The Dictator can control the Army but will be toppled by the People. The Army can destroy the People.
There’s no tutorial but playing through the first 3 levels will teach you all you need to do. It’s a bit rough around the edges but hey, 48 hours is 48 hours! Note that the music is disabled on start-up. To hear my first attempt at Milkytracker press the “Music” button in the Main Menu to toggle it on (or off).
Also note that you can swap units in range of each other!
Levels unlock in succession. Complete the first one to unlock the second one.