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Mechanical Difficulties takes what's best about real-time strategy games and combines it with the best parts of a first-person shooters.

Be the leader of your base - manage your resources, build structures, create an army and conquer the enemy base! Sounds like a real-time strategy game? Better yet! You get to be on the ground, inside the action! 

Play a 1v1 multiplayer match against your opponent.
Build a base that is indestructable; set up traps that make your opponent feel like a fool; build an army that will wipe out your enemy base; and use your shooter skills to outplay your opponent at every encounter.

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Keep in mind that because this game is in early development, you might need to ask your friend to play against you. There might not be anyone online to play against when you want to try alone.

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Mechanical_Difficulties.zip 161 MB
Mechanical_Difficulties_lin.zip 181 MB
Mechanical_Difficulties_mac.zip 172 MB

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cool game tho


nobody on

wow really??


amazing game but no ones on

its fun but whenever i go on it theres no one playing

With a multi moniter display my cursor moves onto my other screen and disrupts play.

alguien me alluda que requisitos pide

this looks super cool but my friends are being turds and wont play it with me. Anyone want to play


This game has heaps of potential. It could be the next Battlezone. 

A type of game there just aren't enough of.


there is a problem when i played with my friend it would say you won every time at around 18:17 on the clock ??

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 loved the look and how the game worked the build/attack part

looks coo

looks like a nice start but ridicules strain on the machine with 10+ minions

also if you reload shotgun and you have 2-3 bullets it still reload 7 and you end up with minus Singh on your ammo display (: ...

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Yup. We haven't added any sound yet.

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Alright! Thank you! I'll get it checked. :)

Any plans for a Linux version?


Just added the Linux version on your request. But it may be buggy, because we have no way of testing it ourselves.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

It requires OpenGL 3.2, I have 2.0 :(
Thanks for adding the Linux version,
I don't think Unity supports older version of OpenGL on Linux.

Very cool stuff!

Enjoying the demo and where this game seems to be headed. Good luck on itch.io.

Thank you! Much appreciated!


hi there i was looking for a game around the internet that allow me to build and battle with my friends at the same time , and looks like i found what i was looking for , i've play tested your game and it looks really good compared to other games i found around the internet , i can also play it on my laptop really well .

your game looks cool man i'm looking up for more stuff in the game :)

good luck with the project mate .

That is awesome to hear James!

This means we have accomplished exactly what we are aiming for. We want to provide a fun experience unlike any other game, with the possibility to play it on lower end machines.

Thank you and hope to see you online after future updates!

i wish that i can donate some money to help you with the project , i just don't have a bank account yet .

good luck mates :D


That is a generous thought, James!

It is alright if you can't donate. You really don't have to. But if you want to support, then showing this game to your friends helps out A TON!

Keep on being awesome, James!

sure i'll do