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You came to the right place to learn a little something about Swords & Soldiers!

Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling action strategy game for iPhone and iPad, where you have to develop and command an army of units to defeat your opponents. Today’s lesson will teach you the basics of Swords & Soldiers, which we’ll do by dissecting a screenshot, shown below.


Let’s start from the top and work our way to the bottom.

Gold and Mana


Gold, as shown on the left, is needed for developing units and sending them into battle. Mana, shown on the right, is needed to use skills. Mana will gradually increase over time, while gold can only be earned by sending out gold miners.

Units and Skills


Units are represented by yellow circular buttons, skills by blue ones. After developing a unit or skill, the game will add a button to the row, giving you easy access to everything you’ve developed.

Your Leader


The game shows your leader on the left, towering above the battle field and handing out orders from the base. Throughout the game, you will get to play as several Viking, Aztec and Chinese leaders, all with their own unique personality. They play an important part in the game’s storyline as well!

Landscape


The landscape is where all the action takes place. From left to right you will find: the base, your axe-thrower, one of your large-breasted gold miners, an enemy viking attacking your miner, another miner, a defeated enemy and finally the all important gold mine! Your units will always appear from your base when you press one of the yellow buttons on the top row.

Mini-map and buttons


At the bottom of the screen there is some space for the mini-map - which allows you to quickly scroll around the complete playing field - and the pause and upgrade buttons. The upgrade button is the place where you can develop new units and skills.

Swords & Soldiers will be out next Thursday! Feel free to check out the first gameplay footage in the mean time!

 

Collin, Tuesday July 5 2011

We're open for questions! Need info on the game, let us know!

Collin, Tuesday July 5 2011, 20:32

Will it be on app store exactly on the said day?...thanks!

Q: In case we have to exit the game, will it have the resume capability to continue our game with the current score?

Q: How many options we have to select the game mode? Adventure, campaign?

Q: What are the most powerful magic in this game? Those all the tribe have it?

Q: Can leaders have the ranking?

That's all..for now.

reec0X, Wednesday July 6 2011, 2:56

Q: In case we have to exit the game, will it have the resume capability to continue our game with the current score?

A: The game supports the multitasking functionality of iOS, so you can switch between apps and the game will continue in the background.

Q: How many options we have to select the game mode? Adventure, campaign?

A: There are many options. Here goes: Campaign (3 full campaigns), Skirmish (fully customizable battles), Challenges (three bonus games with unique gameplay) and on iPad there is a fully featured multiplayer mode on one device.

Q: What are the most powerful magic in this game? Those all the tribe have it?

Each faction has a mega weapon. The Viking have the hammer of Thor, which the teaser trailer (http://twotribes.com/message/swords-soldiers-first-footage/) ends with. I'll let you figure out the others, as that's more fun :)

Q: Can leaders have the ranking?

Not sure what you mean by this. But there are several leaders throughout the game, each with their own personalities.

Collin, Wednesday July 6 2011, 10:28

Thanks Collin for the answer. Looks like I'm not go to bed tonight :), waiting the S&S apps to be release! What time? Afraid not too enough sleep for working next day! haha...Please thursday! come to us...

Mohd Khaidir, Wednesday July 6 2011, 10:42

The game is already arrive in apps store game center!...

reec0X, Thursday July 7 2011, 7:52

Yep! You can now buy it in most parts of the world! :)

Collin, Thursday July 7 2011, 9:01

Just bought on both iPad 2 & iPod...

reec0X, Thursday July 7 2011, 10:54

Can't get past the level where the zombies raise from the dead right from the start! Any help would be appreciated please.

Gareth Turner, Wednesday July 13 2011, 13:53

@gareth can you be a little bit more specific on which level this is?

Collin, Wednesday July 20 2011, 13:33

 
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