Build castles to survive the Mongols in a free wave defense RTS

Build castles to survive the Mongols in a free wave defense RTS

It's a student project, but Vedelem: The Golden Horde has a lot going on nonetheless.


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Vedelem: Tʜᴇ Gᴏʟᴅen Hᴏʀde ɪs a ᴡᴀᴠᴇ survival ʀᴇᴀʟ-tiᴍᴇ strᴀᴛegy ɢᴀᴍᴇ sᴇᴛ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ tʜᴇ tiᴍᴇ ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Mᴏɴɢᴏl ɪɴvᴀsiᴏɴ ᴏꜰ Eᴀstern Euʀᴏᴘᴇ. As tʜᴇ Gᴏʟᴅen Hᴏʀde ʙᴇars ᴅᴏwn ᴏɴ ʏᴏᴜ, yᴏᴜʀ ᴊᴏʙ ɪs ᴛᴏ ʙᴜɪʟᴅ ecoɴᴏmic ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴgs ɪɴ ᴏʀder ᴛᴏ expᴀɴd yᴏᴜʀ terrɪᴛᴏʀy, gᴀᴛʜᴇr resᴏᴜʀces, ᴀɴd pump ᴏᴜᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴇ troops ꜰᴏʀ ʟᴀʀɢᴇ-sᴄᴀʟᴇ engᴀɢᴇᴍᴇnts wɪᴛh tʜᴇ ᴇɴᴇᴍʏ's ᴇᴠᴇʀ-ɢʀᴏᴡɪɴg numʙᴇrs. All tʜᴇ ᴡʜɪʟᴇ, ʏᴏᴜ wᴀɴt ᴛᴏ ꜰᴏʀtɪꜰy ᴀɴd ᴜᴘgrade yᴏᴜʀ lᴀɴds, givɪɴg ʏᴏᴜ mᴀɴned wᴀʟʟs ᴀɴd ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴgs ʙᴇtᴡᴇen yᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴇɴᴛral ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ᴀɴd tʜᴇ ᴇɴᴇᴍʏ ᴀʀᴍy. 

Vedelem is also totally free. It was made by Castle Roaches, a student game development group at the Breda University of Applied Sciences, a Dutch university with a game design program.

To survive, you'll need thousands of troops in the field to counter the thousands more your enemies bring. There are three modes: Skirmish, Challenge, and Endless, each with their own twists. It's a simple enough game, with a handful of resources to gather and three different troop types to recruit, but don't let that discourage you from giving it a try. It's pretty well-balanced for a student project, and has a lot more content than you'd expect.

 You can find Vedelem: The Golden Horde on Steam.

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