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Game Giveaway of the day — Displaced

Lead a group of civilians out of a war-torn country!
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User rating: 15 (88%) 2 (12%) 15 comments

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Lead a group of civilians out of a war-torn country in the Displaced game! People need a hero and only the bravest and the strongest can become the Chosen for them.

Nothing was of ill-omen: you and the others were living in a small city in the heart of a prosperous nation when occasional clashes between separatists and the government dissolved into all-out conflict. Now you're caught in the middle of a war zone as a deadly struggle turns the country into a wasteland. It’s high time to oppose the rebels and save people from war!

Plan the routes well, choose your actions carefully, and upgrade the skills that will apply to the survival strategy, so you and the others will soon be free!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor 2 Ghz or better; 2048 Mb RAM; DirectX 9.0

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/615970/Displaced/

File Size:

143 MB

Price:

$5.99

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..................................Moderator comment.....................................

I have posted a few thoughts via the conclusion, based on playing this game when I purchased it back in July 2017 (when it was released on Steam). The main review is just about how I would have described the game. The reviews will hopefully return to the normal pattern by next week. Thanks to all who sent their good wishes yesterday; much appreciated. Please continue to post comments. I'll moderate them later this evening. If you missed the opportunity to get a free copy of Age of Wonders III yesterday, check the end of this comment for a chance to still get a key. Finally there are two games on Steam free until tomorrow afternoon (Divide by Sheep and Fearless Fantasy). See the end of this comment for links to the games. You do need a Steam account to get both games. :)

Displaced
In Brief
Your mission is to lead a group of civilians out of a war-torn country using various strategies to survive the journey.
Introduction:
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They lived normal lives in a small city in the heart of a prosperous country. They never knew that occasional clashes between separatists and the government might dissolve into armed conflict until it all went heels over head. Now they're caught in the middle of war zone as a deadly conflict turns the country into a wasteland. They aren't soldiers, and they aren't warriors. But they are going to survive.
Your mission: lead a group of civilians out of the war-torn country.
This won't be easy. You'll be able to avoid the battlegrounds but not other survivors, squads, gangs and hordes - and you'll never know what their intentions are. Your choices will include hiding or attacking, and negotiating or engaging in trade, but you'll always want to think twice since the lives of the entire group will be at stake.
1) ... CHOOSE - You can take only five people with you, so choose carefully. Some are good at providing first aid, others are excellent negotiators and still others have a way with technology.
2) ... DECIDE - You'll make your way through the open map. You decide where to go next.
3) ... SURVIVE - Plan your way and carefully select your actions when coming across other teams. Improve the skills that will apply to your survival strategy.
4) ... ENJOY A SURVIVAL NARRATIVE - Your team is represented by tokens on the map. You interact with the game through dialog and observe card-style battles. Your tasks: plan, guide and operate.
Reference accessed HERE. 11th May 2019
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Installation:
Displaced downloads to a 143 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper the set-up file and a read me). The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed if you wish. The installed game is approximately 360 MB in size.
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Displaced
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop; the shortcut to the game, plus three others ''Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and a shortcut to a free online game. These latter three shortcuts can be deleted once the game has been installed. The Themida wrapper may alert your security and even block the installation; there are details about this issue in the read me that unpacks from the downloaded zip file.
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The Game:
Once launched, the game starts off with the character selection menu. This is the where you choose 5 civilians from the 6 that are available at the beginning. Later on it prompts the main screen, which is a map. Implemented in this map there are a couple key features, one of them is clouds covering unexplored areas. You also have an energy bar, a stats box in upper left corner and several small icons that serve purpose to certain aspects of survival. I would like to point out this is similar to a point and click mechanics, so it’s very straightforward to new gamers.

While traveling throughout the terrain you have basic but critical decisions. Some of these include, staying ( in the area ), fighting (other groups usually, hiding (groups), and scavenging (for objects). As you choose your actions, the path that you pick might lead to death or survival. Not only does this involves the player’s strategies but it also draws on your critical thinking. Let me elaborate, while you decide what actions you take, you have to take in critical consideration your stats. Despite your forward moving, game play without proper food and rest means your civilians won’t be able to survive and some may die on this journey. My personal advice keep your stats up and keep a steady pace.
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First of all this is a strategy, survival, decision-making game with great visuals. The design of the water painting alone is a great attribute that would bring in those indie game inclined gamers, like myself. Along with the smooth gameplay, the narrative is good and the appealing visuals enhance the experience.
Not everything is perfect and along with all the great things this game has here are a few pointers. The combat phases of the game can get easy and sometimes predictable, and in the traveling phases along the narrative it can get repetitive. Those two aspects of the game, in my opinion, need to be addressed along with maybe making the game more challenging. Overall this game is good for its price point and good way to have some challenging fun. Let me tell y’all that is what it is all about folks– having fun!
Edited reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Lucas Rivas · August 23, 2017, reposted by Whiterabbit-uk 12th May 2019
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Conclusion:
I bought this game when it was released on steam July 2017. It's garnered around 70 short mixed reviews. I haven't played the game much apart from when I first purchased it and it reminded me vaguely of a Facebook card based decision making game called Mafia that I played with a friend several years ago that I got into in a big way for a few months. Overall my memory of displaced was positive, though it did get a little repetitive towards the end. It has plenty of replayability due to the various choices you can make and the multitude of routes you can choose to take to save your team. I recommend downloading the game and trying it out for yourself. Put it this way, i don't regret buying the game and will be returning to it once I've recovered from the malaise I'm presently suffering.. :)
Other Reviews and Videos of Displaced:

You can read other comments about Displaced HERE and HERE

Also, you can see several in-game videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE HERE & HERE.

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If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity HERE; or If you prefer to purchase the game you can get it HERE via Steam for £4.79/$5.99/€5.99/₽149
Problems getting the game to work:
If you're having problems installing or activating or getting Displaced to work please visit the FAQ's Thread HERE and read through the communities comments because sometimes fixes have already been posted, for example, a common issue seen since the Themida wrapper was introduced three years ago is that some community members installation of the game are blocked by their security because Themida code has been known to hide malware, (usually an error message is flagged for example 'The executable is corrupted' even though in reality it is not); so as a precaution some anti malware programs will block and even delete the suspect installation files even though the files (i.e. the setup, read me and setup.gcd files are actually totally free from malware. This issue can be solved either by rebooting your computer in safe mode with networking or a quicker method is to temporarily turn off your security software to allow the installation. You could also try white-listing the setup.gcd file. In the almost 12 years this game giveaway site has been operating there has 'never' been a game given away that was infected with malware.
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Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:

Don't forget that World of Goo the multiple award winning physics based puzzle / construction game is still available for free until the 16th May, via the Epic Games store. Also, a couple of new games have been added to Indie Gala's Developers Showcase; (all for free). If you missed out on the Age of Wonders III (worth £22.99/$29.99/€29.99) , the turn-based fantasy strategy game which ended yesterday. All's not lost. I have a spare key which I'll give to someone. Rather than say first come......, I'll drawn names out of a hat or similar before the 16th May when the key becomes deactivated. You can find the forum thread to place your name HERE. Finally Also, there are two other games on Steam that are temporarily free (until tomorrow afternoon); Divide by Sheep, a math puzzler about friendship and slicing sheep in half with lasers, which you'll find HERE and Fearless Fantasy, where you play a bounty hunter who embarks on a mission to slay the worlds weirdest creatures. you can add it to your Steam library HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#6

no key steam is sad

Reply   |   Comment by KingRider  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Hey Wabbit,

Glad you are feeling a bit better.

I have this game on steam and so do 11 of my friends. If you have played This War of Mine (https://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/This_War_of_Mine/), then you will probably like this game because it's similar.

Sorry busy..It's Sunday!..Huggles!

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

delenn13, Hi Delenn, I bought this war of mine when it was released I've always loved post apocalyptic survival games. The graphic is excellent and I like the side scrolling aspect of the game compared to more immersive post apocalyptic survival games. To those who don't have a copy of This War of Mine, it's 70% off until Monday late afternoon.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

ITS FREE

Reply   |   Comment by Samuel  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Samuel,

Actually its a commercial game and not FREE, but the developer allows MyPlayCity to 'give' away copies with advertising included. The advertising earns money, for example, whenever you close the game down, your browser is opened to the MyPlayCity home page, where it immediately earns them money, part of which goes to the developer. The game is also sold on various distribution sites like Steam and other arcade distributors.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#3

Downloaded and installed without a problem .

Windows XP Pro 32bit , Intel Core2Duo E8500 3,16Ghz , 4 Gb memory ,
NVIDIA GeForce GTX460 .

I gave it a go and only one thing comes to mind ... BOOORIIING ... ;-)
Ok , ok , just to be fair , I am more of UT99 kind of a gamer , so this
kind of games (Displaced) is definitely NOT my cup of tea ... and
I've played the game only for a few minutes , BUT , to my defense ,
the music of the game made my eyes close so fast ... ;-)
So , don't listen to me , I am just a Brut , Unsophisticated UT lover ,
and DAMN PROUD OF IT !!! ;-)

Seriously now , the game seems and looks very interesting and I am
sure that many gamers will enjoy it , especially if they invest some
time on it and figure it out .

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

JEDIGEG, I understand what you mean. I too love Unreal Tournament. I've got all versions of the game including the latest alpha release (via Epic Games), plus literally thousands of modifications for the game. No way you could call UT boring.

That said, today's game giveaway is totally different and for me the sort of game that I play when I need a break from games like Unreal Tournament. Displaced and other arcade casual games are great for those 10 or 20 minutes time fillers between playing more immersive games.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Whiterabbit-uk, hi .
First thing first , I totally agree with you about the value of Displaced
and all the other kinds of games .
I like all kinds of games but I like more the FPSs .
My comment was mostly self-sarcastic because even thought I try to
play different kind of games , like RTS or RPG , I fail to commit deeply
enough in order to enjoy the game .
In other words , I get bored and I run back to UT .
About the UT games , I too have them all , except the last one (UT4) .
I am still using Windows XP and UT4 is not compatible .
I love all the games of the series but UT99 holds a special place in my
heart .
Maybe because I had so much fun playing it and so many memorable
moments .
I can still hear my jaw hitting the floor when , playing Phobos , saw for
the first time Mars dominating the sky .
And lets not forget the soundtrack of the game ... simply awesome .
Over the years I've managed to collect hundreds of maps (over 1,5 Gb)
and some of them were brilliant , even better from the originals .
I still have them stored in one of my old HDDs .
I was spending hours every day visiting sites like BeyondUnreal ,
PlanetUnreal , NaliCity , UTBuilder and many others that I can't remember
anymore , just to read the news about UT and download every map I could
get my hands on .
And believe me , it was NOT easy using a 56k modem . ;-)
I especially liked the maps made by a British guy called Patrick
'BadKarma' Fitzsimmons .
I am a Star Wars fan and he had the idea to build UT maps using locations
and music from Star Wars !!!
Perfect combination for me , to have two things that I love merged into one .
I believe that I have all of his maps and let me tell you the last ones were
simply gorgeous (Mos Eisley port) .
He then started to build a mod for UT2004 called Troopers .
But after LucasArts sending the lawyers after him about copyrighted material
and his team betraying him and steeling the project , I've lost track of him .
I really loved his work , so over the years I've tried to locate his new work ,
if any , but failed .
Do you have any knowledge of him ?
Any info about him would be greatly appreciated .
Thank you for your time .

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JEDIGEG,

I know what you mean about committing to games. One of my favorite shooters Men of Valor died once Battlefield 2 became established late in 2005. i used to play with a group of people who played the game without the negative aspects of the game (spawn raping, following the person who shot you until you could locate them, then respawn etc. The maps even now are amazing at the time the graphics were beyond anything any other game offered. Even better than Battlefield 2, however BF2 had all the vehicles, planes and helicopters to use so Men of Valor sort of died. It was released on Steam about 3 years ago. I'd actually just purchased a job lot from a game shop that was closing down totaling 15 still wrapped hard copies of the game, which I was intending to send to friends as I really wanted to play the game again. Within a couple of weeks, while I was still contacting friends to see if they were interested it suddenly appeared on Steam. I still have the 15 hard copies, lol.

As for Unreal tournament, I too have most of the free mods and maps, though it's been a long time since i played it. when Wizzard of Oz invited me to help with a Steam group he'd created, we used to set up severs to play UT3 and other coop games including Left 4 Dead and Half-Life 2 Deathmatch. It was a blast. My preferred UT version is UT2014. I used to play it with my son when I first introduced him to serious gaming and we'd have a blast playing together. Jumping from trains etc what a game. These days I find it difficult to know what game to play as I have so many.

My main stay for a few years now has been the RPG The Elder Scrolls Online, however recently I've been reinstalling hundreds of maps for Battlefield 2 and am really enjoying playing the Single player maps at the moment, but I'm in the process of gathering up several friends an we are arranging various game evenings to play older games such asHalf-Life 2: Deathmatch, which is so much fun when playing in a group, also Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, UT3, ArmA 2 and 3, Dead Island and other coop games. I'm also hoping I'll get some of them to play Men of Valor.

If you are interested in joining us any time, you can find my Steam account via the following link:

https://steamcommunity.com/id/Whiterabbit01/

Let me know what your Steam name is via my account page so that I can send you a friends request. Though it may be easier to just let me know here. I tend not to accept many friends requests or even check them these days because I still get too many requests that are only interested in asking for my spare games or other Steam items from my inventory for free (I have over 400 spare games and thousands of Steam items, which I've got either via sales when they was a significant discount (usually over 75%) or free due to pre-ordering, drops etc, and which I give as gifts to friends for birthdays and other occasions.

Regarding Patrick, I don't remember his name, but I will make some inquiries. It's a shame when someone with talent is ***ed upon by colleagues and rich development houses just becasue they are massive fans of a game and create great mods. A similar thing happened with the Battlefield community; when EA shut down the Battlefield 2 support and servers and Gamespy closed, it became almost impossible to play multiplayer matches until a group created a modification that enabled them to run the game like it used to. A few years later EA decided to threaten them with legal action if they didn't shut down the service (I think they had created a mod that allowed player who hadn't purchased the original game to play for free), so the game is again in the wilderness, though there are some servers for modifications like Project Reality and Forgotten Hope still accessible via private servers, but you can't just join directly from in game anymore. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk,
We are a lot alike you and I , with the difference that I am a collector .
I too have hundreds of games on my Steam account , but almost never
playing them .
I also have hundreds of games , some of them still shrink-wrapped . ;-)
I don't know when I will find the time even to install them .
For about a 2 year period (2002 - 2003) I developed an E-bay addiction
and bought hundreds of games , really cheep though .
But then , in 2003 , I had to close my grocery shop , so I had to stop all
those "extreme sports" ;-)

My Steam name is jedigeg , what else could it be ... ;-)
But , currently I am locked out because I am still using Windows XP and
Steam stopped supporting them last April , so for now I can't even log in .
I am still thinking witch way to go .
Windows 7 (I hate 8 and 10) , or Ubuntu .
Windows 7 looks good , all the games will work and almost all of my software ,
but I don't have the money to buy a copy (unemployed for the last 5 years) .
Also , I've read that Microsoft will abandon Windows 7 really soon and I will be in
the same place as I am now with Windows XP .
On the other hand Ubuntu / Linux are free , BUT none of my games and software
will work on Ubuntu , except of some of them under WINE .
Another solution is to run Windows XP or 7 (if I find a really REALLY cheep copy )
in a virtual drive under Ubuntu , but I don't have any knowledge of virtual drives or
if this solution will work without problems.
I am really anxious about all this because I will have to make a decision soon .
I would have to do some serious Googling before I 'll take my decision .
I will let you know when I will be able to connect with Steam again .

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JEDIGEG,
Do you mind me emailing you?

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Whiterabbit-uk,
No problem , but I should warn you , I am not checking my
emails regularly . ;-)
So , please forgive any delays to answer to your messages ,
but I promise to keep an eye out for them .

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I had no problem downloading and installing to Win 10 Home. Did not turn off Antivirus or Firewall.

I have never played a game like this, although I've wanted to, so the Moderator Comments was very helpful to get me started. Thanks for the tips. Shall see if it is something I like, or not.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunnie  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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