Mildly Interesting RTS (MIRTS) is a touch-based real time strategy game that is mildly interesting. Emphasizes planning over APM.
- Built with love by an indie game developer.
- No loot boxes.
- No ads. Ever.
- No energy bars, coins, or other scummy nickel-and-dime IAP.
- No crippled gameplay.
- One, single, solitary IAP that unlocks all of the Veteran Content (forever and ever).
What people are saying about MIRTS:
"This doesn't mean he can't do smarter and bigger things, just that a port of A Dark Room is not that, and neither were his other descriptions of projects he did in the meantime (for example, look at the screenshots for Mildly Interesting RTS)." - Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid and The Witness
"This RTS is indeed, mildly interesting." - A random person
"I was able to play my friend over wifi, during lunch, one-handed. My other hand was holding a delicious sammich." - RTS enthusiast
"My significant other beat me. How is this possible?" - Former diamond league Starcraft player
"This old guy played against me and he won, but my APM was so high. How did he do that?" - Angsty teen who is inexperienced at RTS's
"I don't get this game. What is an APM?" - Someone who doesn't play RTS's and probably shouldn't have downloaded MIRTS
"The description of this game is probably better than the game itself. But I'll download it anyways." - Pessimistic viewer
"Meh." - Hobby game developer
"Wait, are you just quoting anyone that reaches out to you?" - Photographer
"I love bamboo." - A panda bear
Minor changes to the location of the speed button for the new fancy devices.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Really Great at Doing What it Says It Does
As far as RTS games go, I’m mostly familiar with Age of Empires, but while there are maybe a couple of apps that have similar mechanics, most of them nickel-and-dime you to death just so you can play them. I’ll admit I occasionally get into FTP games with IAP if they’re halfway decent (I look at it as like, my parents used to spend hundreds of dollars in quarters at arcades, so ain’t nothing’s changed) but the bottom line is, most, nearly all, are NOT anywhere near “good”. So this is a bit simpler of a game, then (no resource grabbing except in the most extremely abstract sense) but it’s a solid entry point for someone who wants to get at RTS games and doesn’t know where to start. I also really respect Amir, the developer, for just being himself and having principles he sticks to, while making good games at a fair price. Maybe I’m not as strict in my interpretation of what plagues mobile games, but I strongly encourage anyone on the fence about this game, or anyone who isn’t yet but does have strong opinions about micro transactions, to pick this one up and play it a lot. I think you’ll like it a lot.
Admittedly, I’m a bit of a fanboy
Yes. Full disclosure: I *do* have all of Amir’s games, and they’re all fantastic. (I’ve even listened to the Dark Room commentary more than once!) To be fair, though, my hopes were low for this one. There’s lots of “own the spot, grow the troops, take another spot” games and I’ve only ever enjoyed them for a short while. What makes MIRTS different is the way you end up biting your nails constantly. “Will my troops get there before my poor injured guy is crushed?” “Will he send troops back at me and just swap spots with me?” “Has it really ONLY been 15 seconds? I need that nuke!” This is a huge success over needing fast reflexes. Instead, you need fast decisions, and you have to commit quickly and follow through. I love it, and can’t wait to see what might happen next with it. It’s the first time I’ve had one of his games and said, “wait ‘til you see this!” to somebody. It’s fantastic.
This is Good Game
This game is awesome. One of my favorite things is that there’s no in app currency. Like, come on, those other games with stuff like “bucket “ of gems!” “Mountain of coins!” “Planet of DIAMONDZ” only want the money. Gameplay gets so hard on those games, and you stop having fun. But this game is way different. Everything’s balanced (there’s only one unit) and it’s challenging. What would be cool is if you added a difficulty meter to set the difficulty up or down, because the AI has lightning fast reflexes while I have to jumble my mind between four different nodes. You should also add a map maker to make custom maps(I know there is random maps but they’re random.) Overall this game is awesome and I enjoy it a lot!
Oh yeah uhh I can’t find any money in or on my couch so does that mean that the Veteran Content is free? lol
- Amirali Rajan
- 9.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © Amir Rajan 2017
- In-App Purchases
- Veteran Content $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.