The Castle Doctrine is a 2014 strategy video game developed and published by Jason Rohrer for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux via Valve’s Steam platform. The game was released on January 29, 2014 for all platforms and is available as public domain software on SourceForge.
Set in the early 1990s, The Castle Doctrine pits players against one another as they invade others’ houses and attempt to steal money from their vaults, while also setting up traps and other obstacles to keep their own vaults safe. The game is played in a turn-based fashion, with each player having a limited amount of time to make their moves.
The Castle Doctrine is a highly challenging game, with a high degree of permadeath and perma-destruction. This means that if your character dies, they are permanently gone, and any progress you have made on your house will be lost. Similarly, if your house is destroyed, you will lose all of your money and have to start over from scratch.
The game is also very unforgiving, with players often being able to easily kill each other’s characters. This means that it is important to be very careful when building your house and setting up traps, as a single mistake can cost you everything.
Despite its difficulty, The Castle Doctrine is a very rewarding game. It is a game of strategy, skill, and patience, and it can be very satisfying to successfully defend your home from invaders or to successfully rob another player’s house.
If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding strategy game, then The Castle Doctrine is definitely worth checking out. However, be warned that it is a very unforgiving game, and you should be prepared to lose your character and your progress many times before you finally succeed.
Here are some additional details about the game:
- The game is played on a grid-based map, with each player’s house taking up a 10×10 grid.
- Players can build a variety of structures in their house, including walls, doors, traps, and turrets.
- Players can also purchase a variety of tools and weapons to help them defend their house or invade other players’ houses.
- The game is turn-based, with each player having a limited amount of time to make their moves.
- Players can communicate with each other through a chat system.
- The game is highly replayable, with a variety of different strategies that can be used to succeed.
If you are interested in learning more about The Castle Doctrine, you can visit the official website or the Steam page.