It is an age of swords and monsters. The plainsmen face off against the evil horde. Knights, Swordsmen, Pikemen, and Rangers carry cannons into battle against the enemies Footmen, Calvary, Archers, and Shieldmen who bring trebuchets and are joined by Ogres on the ground and Vultures, Eagles, and Griffons in the sky descending from the mountains. It is a dark time for mankind.
His Dark Majesty is a turn-based tactics game inspired by “Advance Wars” and “Reign of Swords” (on the iPhone). HDM can be controlled either by the keyboard or mouse. First you have to choose the unit you want by clicking on it. Then the movement range is highlighted. Choose any yellow highlighted cell to move unit there. If you click on the unit again you will be able to attack if enemy is in range (enemies in range are highlighted in gray). Choose highlighted enemy to attack it. Some units are able to attack after movement. In this case the attack mode is activated automatically after move. To advance a turn click anywhere on the map and answer the question ‘y’.
The code is very simple and fast. If you choose the speed 9 and two computer players the whole battle will take a second or two.
The scenario in the first paragraph is only the default map and unit layout, but you can use the editor to make your own campaigns. You can make any unit you want on either side you want. You may want to change your default to map and unit layout to something more symmetrical. If you do make a campaign you can share it on Cymon’s Games!
His Dark Magesty is written by Jakub Debski.