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Ripped off NS.org OT : Bontago!The latest multiplayer craze!

Postby Niteowl » Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:43 pm

Bontago!, The latest multiplayer craze!
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1) First, go here: http://www.bontago.com.
2) Download (11 or 23mb, depending on what version you get).
3) ??
4) Profit.

What is Bontago, you ask? Well, imagine taking an ordinary real time strategy game. Mix it up with lego blocks, tetris, and territory control, and it still wouldn't sum it up.

The goal of Bontago is, like in any other RTS, to dominate the map. This is done by capturing the flags that are spread out all over the map. Capturing them, however, isn't easy. In order to expand your own territory and get to the flag, you have to place blocks near your border. Sounds simple, no? Well, it is. But if you really want to make a difference, it's important to understand how the game works. Territory isn't meassured by blocks placed, but rather their height. Place blocks on each other, and you'll see your territory expand with a furious pace.

Again, this sounds simple, now doesn't it? Well, add to that the fact that the dev team has integrated a powerful physics engine, meaning it'll be difficult to stack these blocks, without your structures falling over. oh, and the numerous bonusses, such as missiles and bombs (that'll act like mines), and you have one helluva multiplayer experience.

Go check it out!
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Postby dklein » Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:25 pm

Neato. I'm going to check it out...
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Postby Niteowl » Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:43 pm

ah, sorry, heinrich, YOU'RE not ALLOWED to play this game, anything that takes time away from your Diablo 2 addic.. hobby, is NOT allowed!! FIND ME SOME DIAMONDS OF GOOD REPUTE GOOD SIR PALADIN!! SALLY FORTH!!!
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Postby dklein » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:38 pm

oh dear!
I ...must... conform... pally-ho!
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Postby Niteowl » Mon May 03, 2004 6:08 pm

bontago is pretty amazing, it's part RTS, part Jenga!!
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