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Video Review: Pax Britannica

by Darius Kazemi on February 23, 2010

in indie,review

The game I played most this past weekend is a surprisingly deep one-button RTS called Pax Britannica. To give you an idea of what the game is about, I’ve recorded a short video showing a play session and explaining the mechanics and dynamics of the game.

The game supports 1 to 4 players, and I highly recommend trying it with friends! The nice thing about a one-button game is that it can easily accommodate 4 players on a single keyboard. In addition the game supports up to four gamepads.

Pax Britannica is free to download and play. It was created by Henk Boom, Matthew Gallant, Renaud Bédard, Ben Abraham, and Daniel Burton.

(As an aside: what do you think about these video reviews? Do you like the format? Should I do more of these?)

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brog February 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm

I’ve been curious about this game for a while, but haven’t been able to run it yet (broken computer, blah blah, you know the story). So thanks for posting this, it’s nice to find out how it works.

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James February 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Nice review. I dual boot Linux and Windows, and I’ve been debating whether it’d be worth it to reboot and play some of the Gamma games.

The scope of Pax Britannica was a ton smaller than the epic I tried (and failed) to develop for the contest. Gameplay doesn’t look like it suffered much for being so simple, either.

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maltezefalkon February 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Your download link is broken.

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Darius Kazemi February 23, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Fixed, thanks. And here’s the correct one: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=10831.0

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Matthew Gallant February 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I’m glad you’re enjoying the game Darius, thanks a lot for the video review!

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Jan February 24, 2010 at 5:17 am

Hi there!
More video reviews would be great, I follow some “Let’s play …” ‘s and amateur reviews on youtube, but it would be interesting to gather some opinions of a game developer.

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Patrick February 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

If you’d be interested you can cross-post this to PlayThisThing where you’ll get more views. You do a better video review than I, no “um”-ing or tangential rambling, very crisp. Just e-mail me and I’ll get you furbished.

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Nels Anderson February 26, 2010 at 2:16 am

Darius, I’d welcome your dolcet tones any time, any where =)

Seriously, it was cool you shined a light on Matthew, Ben, et al.’s game and more of these reviews/commentaries/whatever would be killer.

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Francis February 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Nice, simple, sweet, and short. And I’m talking about your review not even the game. =)

Keep up the good work!

Also, where’s the contest, I’d love to play the winning games too!

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Andrew March 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

Anything that puts forward the case to play a game in less then 5 minutes is worth a shot – being able to show it over gameplay is a good idea, and is why I randomly decide to watch GameTrailers reviews simply because of this fact (even if the length and consistency isn’t always there).

Game looks interesting, will have a go at it now I think.

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