A Bunch of Hacks
Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Windows / MacOS / Linux
Epicinium is a multiplayer strategy game where your impact on the environment matters. Stray shots can bring down trees and buildings, tanks turn grass to dirt as they drive, and global warming causes destructive weather effects. At the end of the game, the winner is scored for how much of the map remains intact.
After working on the engine of an unrelated game for a couple of months, Daan and Sander decided to shift focus and create a turn-based strategy game. Within three months the game featured basic combat, a scoring system and online multiplayer. Since then, we have been working on fine-tuning the gameplay, improving the graphics, adding sound effects and music, expanding the AI and multiplayer functionalities and crafting the user interface. In the future we will also be working on a singleplayer campaign in collaboration with Loulou.
- Strategic turn-based gameplay with simultaneous turns.
- Environmental mechanics that challenge you to think about the consequences of each order.
- Weather effects that become more destructive as the game goes on.
- Cross-platform multiplayer on Windows, MacOS and Linux.
- One versus one, free for all, and versus AI modes.
Introduction Video YouTube
Gameplay Video YouTube
Logo & Icon
- "Vous l'aurez compris : Epicinium vous incite à détruire, piétiner, bombarder, empoisonner, bref annihiler vos voisins, tout en faisant attention aux petites fleurs. Et ça fonctionne très bien."
- Tchey, JeuxOnLine
- "They've managed to fix the only Linux-specific issues I encountered which is great. [...] Absolutely love the idea of it."
- Liam Dawe, GamingOnLinux
A Bunch of Hacks allows for the contents of Epicinium to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Epicinium is legally & explicitly allowed by A Bunch of Hacks. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.abunchofhacks.coop/press/sheet.php?p=epicinium.
Epicinium public beta
Beta available to download for free from unarmedlad.itch.io.
Listen at youtube.com.
Find scenario writer Loulou Swarte's website and portfolio at loulouswarte.nl.
About A Bunch of Hacks
In mid-2018, Daan Mulder and Sander in 't Veld became A Bunch of Hacks in order to pursue independent game development. A Bunch of Hacks is a worker cooperative based in Amsterdam.
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Sander in 't Veld
Game design, programming, sprites - A Bunch of Hacks
Game design, programming, audio - A Bunch of Hacks
Scenario - freelancer