DragonCraft: Throwing Spears, Collecting Dragon Scales
Sends powerful dragons into battle and rebuild a broken kingdom in this Advance Wars inspired mobile game.
The world of Terra Vale sure loves its dragons. For over 200 years, this fictional world fell under the rule of 12 Dragon Barons known as the Council of Twelve. Everyone lived in peace. Then, out of nowhere came this terrifying Cataclysm that annihilated the barons, ravaged the land and left everything in turmoil.
Do you have what it takes to be a Dragon Baron?
That question fuels ngmoco and Freeverse's upcoming strategy game, DragonCraft, which hits Android in the coming weeks. Here, the goal is to rebuild Terra Vale by completing quests to unlock 18 buildings, while at the same time convincing different Dragon Barons to join your noble cause.
Doing this, of course, will take a bit of effort. Turns out, a bunch of enemies will do whatever it takes to make sure you fail, and there's also the whole dragon issue. These mythical beasts prove quite troublesome to catch, as you must throw a spear at one of the rare and immensely powerful creatures to knock off a dragon scale. From there, you'll be able to forge an egg (in the Dragon Hatchery, of course) that eventually produces a fire-breathing pet that'll torch evildoers. Well, unless you acquire a Supreme Ice Dragon. They deal with foes much differently; the game includes five stages of dragons, with a special sixth yet to be revealed.
Dragons play a pivotal role in combat, but you can also command 18 different troop types across three classes: Magic, Technology and Brute Force. Units include archers, swordsmen and acolytes, among others, all of which do a good job making things dead.
Battles, thankfully, play out similar to Nintendo's Advance Wars franchise, as you pit a series of characters against the enemies', watching as they obliterate each other until one side has no more units left.
Emerge victorious, and you'll benefit from the spoils of war, collecting resources, leveling up and discovering new lands to explore.
Naturally, there's more to this title than fighting. The game comes with 68 techs and upgrades, while completing quests (build a gold mine and lumber mill, for instance) benefits the troops; food powers these guys, by the way.
With 12 Baronies to explore and the possibility of player-versus-player in the a future update, DragonCraft has the potential to be one of the better games for Android powered smart phones. Look for it soon.