Hexagonal Rochambeau

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From one of the minds that brought you Async Corp. and Glow Artisan, I give you Hexagonal Rochambeau, a local multiplayer iPad game. Hexagonal Rochambeau is a real time “area control” strategy game. It takes place on a hexagonal board with rock, paper, and scissor units.

Multi-touch devices are screaming for a real time strategy game. The iPad has lowered the price of multi-touch screens to an affordable price for consumers. This consumer revolution has given a single developer like myself the ability to explore ideas like Rochambeau. Through my experiments, I have deconstructed, as a chef would in the culinary arts, the heart of gameplay.

In Rochambeau the units have been boiled down to their skeletal parts, the rock, paper, and scissor. The hexagonal board keeps the play area simple and easy to understand. By dragging a unit on the screen anyone can understand how to play. Still present however, are the tactics and spirit of a true strategy game. Rochambeau illustrates the beauty of marrying the multi-touch screen to the real time strategy genre, with a bit of distillation. The pairing of the touch interface and the real time strategy game has the potential to create a masterpiece. Let us see if Hexagonal Rochambeau gives it justice.

Press for Hexagonal Rochambeau

“I first tried Hexagonal Rochambeau myself, and while the computer challenged me somewhat, I am glad that I revisited the game with my other half.”-John Polson of Indie Games

“The iPad is a nearly perfect platform for real-time strategy games”   of 148Apps

“I spent the weekend playing my girlfriend with lovely results and only a couple odd looks from by-standers on the L train.”  -Jamin Warren of Kill Screen

“with a game based on an old, utterly simple concept, one shouldn’t have to concern themselves with such complex shenanigans. … it has to offer something novel and interesting”  -ALDRIN of appAdvice


3 thoughts on “Hexagonal Rochambeau

  1. Hexagonal Rochambeau is a very enjoyable game. The clean visual design and intuitive gameplay complement each other perfectly.

    However, since the latest iOs update (March 17), the game crashes when I tray to play with multiple humans.

    Please help – I want to play your game!


    Matt Dickinson

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  3. Hi,
    I am the editor for italian publication iPad Magazine. We wrote a review about your game Hexagonal Rochambeau and we would like you to have the pdf. Can you please contact me with an email address I can send it to?


    . serena .