Designed and developed by Josh Sutphin, with an original soundtrack by John Axon.
There are two factions at war in Fail-Deadly, and both of them are your enemy. As a shadowy third party, your goal is to goad both factions into mutually assured destruction, thus paving the way for your own nefarious scheme. It’s a simple RTS in which you play both sides, trying to keep the battle alive — but nobody victorious — long enough for both factions’ nuclear arsenals to come online.
IGF 2012 Edition (Latest)
“The final result is brilliantly compelling.” -Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“Fail-Deadly is ingenious and simple… a weird, exciting, distinctly non-commercial idea.” -Edge Magazine
“Nicely drawn and featuring a strong original soundtrack, Fail-Deadly is a smart twist on overused ideas, and supremely polished too. This is an excellent effort, and well worth a download…” -PC Gamer
“Fail-Deadly has kept me coming back for more time after time in a season where my hard drive is dominated by multi-million dollar blockbusters.” -Growing Up Otaku
“It’s really cool. It’s an interesting twist on the RTS… but also a little creepy, am I right?!” -New Challenger
First place overall, Ludum Dare 18