First thing I thought when I started spotted the aesthetic in yiotro‘s Antiyoy was that this was a rehash or homage to the classic Civilization. But, after playing Antiyoy, you’ll find that it is not Civilization and in fact, it’s much, much, MUCH, harder. (Full disclosure: I’m not very good at this game). Antiyoy requires some serious strategy, and that goes for the early levels as well as levels 70 and beyond. I mean, level 70? Who even gets that far?
Antiyoy is a turn based strategy game, so you need to plot your victory from your very first move. Think chess, but with even more limited resources. Move your player to a swatch of land, try and hold on to it. Build homes, try to evolve them into something stronger, like a castle. Yes, that will be the only way you will be able to defend your territory. In the same vein, you can also evolve or combine your citizens so that they beef up to become soldiers and warriors. But look out: the AI is doing the same thing and chances are, it’s much smarter and better than you at taking over territory. With that said, in case you haven’t figured it out, the point of Antiyoy is to possess and hold onto as much land as you possibly can, effectively defeating and eliminating your opponent. And yes, all in the spirit of turn-based-strategy games like Civilization, or perhaps Risk and Global War (GWAR).
You can check out some Antiyoy walk-throughs and gameplay right here: