Pike and shot for Android

Byzantine Productions Pike and Shot is a deep strategy game set during the bloody conflict of the Thirty Years War.

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Pike and shot for Android

Post by Yggdrassil » Tue May 26, 2015 3:05 pm

Hello, I just discovered this game. Seems really interesting - I am a big fan of Renaissance period history.

A very important issue - will this game ever be ported to Android? As far as I can tell, initially it was only PC/Mac release, then an iPad port was made, but no Android?
Are there any plans to make an android version, ball park estimate when etc.?...

please say it's just around the corner, please say it's just around the corner.... :|

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by rbodleyscott » Tue May 26, 2015 4:49 pm

Unfortunately there are currently no plans for an Android version.
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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by lk2500 » Tue May 26, 2015 6:12 pm

I have read several places that some game developers will not publish games for Android because:

A) Android users typically won't pay for games, especially if they cost more than a few bucks and

B) Games are either easier to pirate or just pirated more often for Android.

Which is the exact reason I finally gave in and bought an IPad, and I have not regretted it.

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by Yggdrassil » Tue May 26, 2015 6:47 pm

well, that's quite disappointing:(

I much prefer android devices...at least I can stick SD card in them

what is the minimum iPad required to play P&S? Will iPad 3 manage?

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by lk2500 » Tue May 26, 2015 7:17 pm

I have a 16GB Ipad Air and it works great for this game, Panzer Corps, and whatever else I've tossed on it. I don't think the Ipad Air 2 is worth the extra money. I also have an Ipad Mini which I love, especially for travelling. However, the Ipad Mini screen is too small to really enjoy P&S and Panzer Corps on.

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by pipfromslitherine » Tue May 26, 2015 8:56 pm

I think that the min spec for P&S is an iPad 2 (or could even be a 1) - an iPad 3 should run it without any issues.

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by Yggdrassil » Thu May 28, 2015 2:32 pm

OK, I bought the game for my desktop PC. I absolutely love it.

Christ...you're gonna make me join the dark side and get an iPad. I bloody hate you :shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by keyth » Thu May 28, 2015 5:07 pm

Yggdrassil wrote:OK, I bought the game for my desktop PC. I absolutely love it.

Christ...you're gonna make me join the dark side and get an iPad. I bloody hate you :shock: :mrgreen:
That's what they did to me...
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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by lk2500 » Thu May 28, 2015 6:39 pm

Yggdrassil wrote:OK, I bought the game for my desktop PC. I absolutely love it.

Christ...you're gonna make me join the dark side and get an iPad. I bloody hate you :shock: :mrgreen:
Lol, I turned to the dark side and (as I said above) have not regretted it. The Ipad Air is a really nice tablet, especially the thickness and weight. I love being untethered from the PC and to be able to game wherever I want. It also makes for a nice terminal to watch my mlb.tv on (Go Royals!).

Just wait for a nice sale somewhere, Best Buy has them $100 off every now and then.

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Re: Pike and shot for Android

Post by pipfromslitherine » Fri May 29, 2015 3:26 pm

Just be aware that the 1st gen Air has borked polygon hardware, making it slower than (e.g.) a 2 or 3. The latest model doesn't suffer from this drawback IIRC. Most things you won't notice the lower polygon throughput, but our games push a lot of polygons.

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