One of the nice things about a somewhat freeform game like Parallel Kingdom is the abilty to set your own goals. The game then becomes what you make of it. You can choose to build. You can choose to destroy. You can choose to just sit back and do nothing but chat. My own choice was to discover the world. As the game is built upon the backdrop of a map of the world and the ability exists to travel to different places that you will never be able to get to in life, I have set a goal for myself to visit all of the world's capital cities and to create them in the game for others to possibly enjoy if they do not yet exist. I have even created a checklist for myself of the capital cities and a progress meter that fills up as I get closer to my first goal.
In my various travels and expeditions, I have begun catalogging the cities of the world that I have been to in my travels and learned quite a bit about world geography in the process. One of the cool features in the game is the backdrop of google maps itself. In the lower left corner of your screen exists a google watermark logo, clicking on this logo will open up a new google map page centered upon your location. This map can be used to zoom in, expore and learn more about the area in which you are travelling. You can also set a marker on the map and zoom out to see the bigger picture and where you are in relation to the rest of the world. I much prefer the wide vistas available to the web version of the game. Screeenshots have many more options on the web version than simply how much can you cram into the small area on your phone. I've also been inspired by some of my fellow explorers to make city layouts a little more appealing than the random hodgepodge of "circles" jammed together. This and other images are available in my Screenshot Gallery.
What will you make of YOUR game?
Maybe your asthetic tastes (or level of patience) are different from mine on organizing city flags, but has anyone on Horizons done anything like my pattern cities?
Mogadishu (Hexagonal grid spiral)
Accra (Space Invaders enemy)
Marsabit (Square cross)
Tataouine (Millenium Falcon)
Chichen-Itza (Triangle, no map)
Abuja (Snowflake, no map)
I've also attempted a heart once (but didn't go big enough to get the curves nice like Cherrapunji and Tataouine) and plan on doing a Disney "Mickey Mouse" logo soon.
Way cool MisterTuesday and Kawigi.
Nice work on the perfectly square ones both of you. I presume that's a bit easier on web, as I've noticed placing stuff gets a bit easier with screen size (and probably a mouse), but nonetheless, still cool.
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