The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

Developer: The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia

Developer: Midjiwan

The Battle of Polytopia
Android, iOS
Conquer a randomly generated pixel world in this addictive 4X turn-based world-building strategy game.

The Battle of Polytopia Guide Ė Tips, Cheats, and Strategies

This post was written by Nick Schaer on 17 May, 2020

1. The Basics of Polytopia

The Battle of Polytopia is a mobile 4X turn-based world-building strategy game developed by the Midjiwan gaming company. A steam release is coming later this year, and currently the game is available on Android and iOS. The game is a minimalist version of games like Civilization. In the game, you will lead one of fifteen tribes to conquer a polygonal square-shaped world by capturing cities and killing opponents. It is playable alone against AI, against friends in the “Pass & Play” mode, and against online opponents in multiplayer mode. Follow our guide to conquer this polygonal world! Polytopia Screenshot 1

2. Follow the Rules of Engagement

The game is quite simple to grasp, yet deep and engrossing. It starts out simple, you attack, they retaliate, as you might expect, though the rules start to bend pretty quickly. Archers, as you can image, can shoot a better distance, although donít do much damage in return for their relative safety. Rider units such as Knights though can sometimes attack multiple times or retreat after making an attack, making them good in many situations. When your city grows and gets bonuses you can sometimes get special units, large units that have lots of health and do plenty of damage. These units are actually wonderful for taking enemy cities, as enemies will rarely be able to topple them without a decent army of their own. A few of these marching into enemy territory? Well thatís just a scary sight. It wonít be everyoneís strategy but certain players will make great use of these powerful units.

3. Attack and Retreat

Drawing enemies out from their safety might be a better strategy than marching behind enemy lines. Sure, one definitely has an advantage as youíre closer to cities to invade, but keeping a decently sized force just near the border of enemy territory, where you think itíll be out of their view, can help should enemies march on your empire. Itís a more patient game, but in the meantime you can quickly build an army of your own ready for when opponents decide to make their move. Draw them out with a single warrior, and then retreat and bring in your own forces to begin the festivities. Getting killed or starting a level over will not count against you. You can replay a level over and over, in order to complete it within the specified number of moves. Polytopia Screenshot 2

4. Expand your Empire

Takeover enemy cities to keep growing your empire and your forces. If you use small warriors to take a city, it probably wonít end well. A village? Sure. Enemy territory? Not likely to be so easy. The special units you can earn are great for taking cities, as are stronger units such as defenders or knights. Polytopia Screenshot 3

5. Upgrade, Upgrade, Upgrade

You can try to prevent yourself from coming under attack by improving your units. Upgrade everything surrounding the city, and with any luck, youíll do enough for the city to upgrade. If one of the upgrade rewards is a special unit, summoning it will push any other units off of your city tile, friendly or otherwise. This is a good last resort way to protect your territory, but wonít work in every situation. Keep it in mind though, and youíre sure to find a situation where it saves you.

Final Word

If you follow our guide, you’ll be mastering this polygonal world in no time. Now go on and conquer the world.. and your friends!

Gameplay Video

Overall Tips

  • Upgrade your units
  • Take over enemy cities to expand

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