A quick start guide for those new to The Capture Games to help you survive longer and increase your chances of winning!
You’ll lose a lot!
Sometimes, you’ll lose very quickly. That’s ok and to be expected! You will have to learn the game and the mechanics through trial and error. I think you’ll enjoy watching yourself gradually master the game once you get the hang of it. It’s one of the most rewarding features of the roguelike/lite genre for me personally. It may start out tough, but keep trying. I know you can do it!
Hidden enemies making a fool of you? There’s a trick!
There are a lot of places for enemies to hide but there are two TYPES of places that they can be. In sand piles or square bushes. Not all sand piles or bushes will hide an enemy, so you’ll eventually learn which ones are always safe and which ones will sometimes have a nasty surprise. Need more of a hint? If you get close enough to a bush or sand pile and wait, you might hear rustling! If you do, you know there is an enemy waiting to nab you as soon as you pass by.
Your current Alertness stat affects both how loud the rustling will be (meaning that you can sense them from further away) AND how frequent the rustling will occur, reducing how cautious you have to be.
Devastated by Drones?! Take shelter to dodge those dastardly devices!
When you see the “Drone Approaching” image pop up on your screen, you’ll soon be attacked by a Drone. Don’t worry, there’s a way to avoid them completely… Just get inside! While you’re in a building, Drones will pass you by. All you have to do is wait in the building until the “Drone Approaching” and “Drone Warning” messages disappear. Once they do, it’s safe to go out again. Wait a little longer for the best result.
Normally when you get caught by a Drone or a Hunter while transformed, it will end the transformation early and count as a hit (damaging your clothes). However, you cannot lose while transformed! Even when completely naked, if you are caught you will only end the transformation early, essentially “blocking” a hit for you. In a desperate situation, a lucky transformation and be used to save you from a Drone attack or get a Hunter out of the way of a well-protected treasure.