The Rat Pack (Full version)
A downloadable Rat-tastic TBS! for Windows and Linux
It isn't easy, being a rat.
The Rat Pack is a turn-based strategy game in which you manage a colony of rats and try to gain favour with rodent royalty!
The Rat Pack is a text-based, turn-based strategy game. As a young rat trying to make your way in the world, you start off with a small commission from King Rat. By setting up colonies in different locations, completing mission objectives and rising up the ratty echelons you can eventually hit the big time - but it won't be easy!
Do you have what it takes to be a true leader among rats?
The story is split into 3 Chapters:
- Humble Beginnings (well a rat's gotta start somewhere, you know?!)
- Moving on Up (Still in the country, but living life lush!)
- The Modern Urban Rat (this is it boy, we're moving into the city! YAY... but beware all the extra humans of course...)
Each Chapter contains 5 Missions with its own specific objectives, as you slowly start from the yuckiest places to grander surroundings.
As you progress through the missions, more options will open up so that eventually you will be juggling many options such as foraging for food, digging to expand your next and food storage area, scavenging for treasure which can then be spent on upgrading your Rat Lab and skills such as Trap Evasion, raiding rival rat colonies, improving your rank by sending to tribute to King Rat, who you can then ask for help.
The game features 3 difficulty levels and 100 achievements. My basic idea behind this game was to see if I could make a turn-based strategy game where all actions were accessed from just one screen, but still make it a deep and satisfying experience. I hope I have achieved that, but it's up to the players to determine whether I have managed it...
Design and Coding by Dave Seaman
Artwork by Antoni Langen
(This is the full version of a gamejam entry I made as a prototype - available here for anyone interested - https://captaind.itch.io/the-rat-pack-mags-version)
In order to download this Rat-tastic TBS! you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Free of charge for a few days!Mar 02, 2022
- Update 1 releasedFeb 08, 2022
- Update coming soonDec 29, 2021
- On sale this weekendOct 23, 2021
- The Rat Pack - Linux version now availableOct 23, 2021
- Linux not just for penguins, for rats too...Oct 18, 2021
- The Rat Pack - RELEASED!Oct 15, 2021
- It's only a day away...Oct 14, 2021