The Game
The Game
0.8

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The Game free download for Mac

The Game0.8

17 April 2006

Turn-based shooter game.

Overview

The Game is a top-down, turn-based adventure game. You guide a team of hardcore soldiers on missions to rid the universe of the big, nasty, evil aliens. Sometimes the missions involve killing everything hostile that moves. Sometimes they need you to rescue something valuable. Sometimes you need to blow something up.

If you have seen movies like Aliens or Starship Troopers, this should be very familiar to you. If you haven't, go watch them already.

The Game is written with Java, so it works with most major operating systems. It is also free software, with source code available.

What's new in The Game

Version 0.8:

Note: This product is not compatible with macOS Catalina.

  • Several bug fixes improving stability and monster behaviours and the application wrapper is now Universal.

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16 Reviews of The Game

4
J0sh0
20 April 2006
Version: 150406

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We're killing aliens here, not people. I'm sure once I saw an alien trying to take over earth or whatever die right in front of me, I'd be more than happy. As for the game, it's pretty decent and better than I thought. Even for running on Java, it's very nice.
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J0sh0
20 April 2006
Version: 150406
We're killing aliens here, not people. I'm sure once I saw an alien trying to take over earth or whatever die right in front of me, I'd be more than happy. As for the game, it's pretty decent and better than I thought. Even for running on Java, it's very nice.
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Killer
17 April 2006
Version: 150406
let's kill some aliens! KILL ! KILL ! KILL !!! there ! a monster ! KILL !!!!!!! once you see real people actually get killed in front of you then maybe you'll understand how stupid games like this really are. KILLKILLKILL !!!!
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4
Anonymous
03 October 2005
Version: 280905
Could you post a spreadsheet of character/ monster/ weapon stats? or even better: a promotion checklist. bty does experience and kills count for promotions? A way to allow promotions inside character creations at the expense of points would be cool too.
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4.5
Anonymous
25 February 2005
Version: 150204
Finally!!!!! A GREAT GAME. This game has a whole lot of levels AND you can add your own. Your players get more and more experianced and you can blow more things up. Great, fun, and CHANLENGING game AND its FREE.
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Anonymous
02 December 2004
Version: 150204
Still play this one once a month or so. It would be cool if there was a new update. If you haven't tried it yet, give it a shot. I don't know if any more updates are planned but we're holding out hope!
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3.75
Anonymous
13 August 2004
Version: 150204
I still enjoy this game and am looking forward to more updates. I would really like to see some missions with ALOT more enemies as my experienced group is not finding much of a challenge. Virtu, can a SGT advance to LT? If so, how? Thanks for the great game!
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Anonymous
18 March 2004
Version: 150204
Good game but boring to me
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3.75
n/a
02 February 2004
Version: 17092003
well it good game
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3.75
Anonymous
29 December 2003
Version: 17092003
this is a very fun game...works well with X...a work in progress, but very soild...
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Anonymous
14 October 2003
Version: 17092003
The author here. Steve Still: You should be able to get the flame thrower when your leader is a captain. However, it is such as expensive weapon you will have to decrease the number of assault rifles in the team. This issue didn't show up until I added the persistent mission teams because earlier, the soldiers automatically got assigned the best weapon available when you selected them. I will probably add some visual feedback on the available equipment points. The reason for the weapon limits is balance, obviously. You don't want five guys with heavy weapons running around killing helpless monsters. Another point is that the heavy weapons are HEAVY, and limit the number of action points your soldiers have. Thus you will need higher motivation, training, and leadership to compensate. These attributes, incidentally, also have a large role in getting promotions, although other attributes such as luck matter, too. Finally, the rules are still being tweaked, so if you really think the progress is too slow, I can increase the amount of experience the soldiers get on a mission. But that would probably need to be balanced by making the enemies somewhat more deadly, too... ;)
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3.75
Anonymous
14 October 2003
Version: 17092003
This is a prety sweet game. I must admit, I've played it for about 30 hours....(yes, I know....PATHETIC)...but it IS pretty fun. It has been a learning experience, and I have learned a TINY bit about programming, as I went into the code to figure out some of the rules. (ie-the rules are VERY vague...especially those regarding promotions). Cool, fun, interesting game. Was hoping to get the "flame thrower" when my leader hit "CAPTAIN"...but to no avail. Kinda' lost interest as I see countless hours still to be played before I get the next promotion. P.S. Don't even WASTE YOU TIME firing pistols at battlebots.....seem to have no effect. Thanks for the cool game! Give us da' rules PLEEZZZ!!!
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Anonymous
17 September 2003
Version: 17092003
I saw this and was hoping it was a derivative of the classic "Fubar vs. the DEA", or one of its follow-ups. I guess not. Oh well :/. Maybe I'll try it out anyway...
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4.25
Anonymous
27 August 2003
Version: 16082003
Very good, easy to learn and fun. Plus, it comes with a level creator
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3.75
Anonymous
22 August 2003
Version: 16082003
Plays smoothly... Those damn rippers like to follow you around. Picking off the brutes are fun, too. Especially the bomber brutes, nothing fills you with joy as much as watching a bomber brute chain reaction. As for the Cyber Brutes, hope you don't find more than one at a time. If you're up for some good old fashion "kill 'em all", chose a kill bob mission. If you like reconaissance, chose a "rescue bob" type mission. The Game's got it all but trip wire bombs, reinforcements, and blowing through walls.
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3.25
Anonymous
22 August 2003
Version: 16082003
'The Game' is the greatest. Well, no it isn't. It's still in development, and hopefully we'll see full isometric ninja action from our good friend, Virtu. Until then, just download it, and hope it works with your Java. Visit the official chatroom for the game, at irc.afternet.org, channel #ev.
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3.5
Anonymous
17 August 2003
Version: 16082003
Its ok. Sorta like Doungeouns and Dragons. Has an good mission and map edditor. I think the next version needs a Read me explaining the whole game.
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