Mirrorisk

Remember playing Risk when you were a kid? What if you could recreate the feeling of excitement mixed with the frustration when the dice roll a bunch of 1s? Look no further — Mirrorisk is your (not) favorite board game, as a video game, playable right here in the browser. Except it's not exactly how you remember it.

Play the board game classic on a weirdly familiar yet uncomfortable map of the Mirrored Earth. West is East and East is West in this virtual cardboard rendition of the 1957's Risk. The rules have changed, too: the game ends the first time a player is eliminated, so be sure to protect the underdogs before you take the lead!

Mirrorisk is a submission to Gamedev.js 2021 Jam. The theme of the jam was mirror.  We recommend playing in fullscreen or at https://piesku.com/mirrorisk/play.

Changelog

Version 1.1 (May 6, 2021)

New Features
  • Added the UI to configure the game.
    • You can now choose between 2 and 5 players, pick team colors and names.
    • It's now possible to play a hot seat game with other people.
    • It's also possible to host an AI-only game :)
  • Added support for touch interfaces. The UI is optimized for tablets; mobile form-factors are not supported.
  • You can now end the deployment phase before deploying all units.
Bug fixes and other improvements
  • Optimized textures to reduce the size of the game from 24 MB to 10 MB.
  • Optimized spatial audio panners for much better performance in the late game when there are many units on the board.
  • Fixed the freeze that happened when the user misclicked on another unit when giving orders to an army.
  • Fixed issues with the mouse wheel which zoomed the game and scrolled the parent itch.io page at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug which caused accidental deploys when the user clicked buttons in the UI.
  • Fixed the singular forms of nouns like army and territory, when the count is 1.

Version 1.0 (April 26, 2021)

Controls

  • Select and command armies with the left click.
  • Pan the camera with the left mouse button pressed.
  • Rotate the camera with the right mouse button pressed.
  • Zoom the camera with the mouse wheel.

Web Monetization

Subscribed users will see more variety in army models. Besides the infantry, you'll play as light cavalry and artillery.

Known Bugs

  • Shadows don't work on Chrome on macOS.
    • Workaround: Please use Safari or Firefox.

Credits


StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(2)
Authorspiesku, michalbe, stas
GenreStrategy
TagsBoard Game, Turn-based
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse

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