Download the Subterfuge app on your PC. Gather intelligence, coordinate with other players, issue orders, and influence how the game unfolds. Master both strategy and diplomacy to come out on top.
What is the Subterfuge PC app?
Subterfuge for PC is a real-time strategy video game. It plays out in real-time over the course of a week or more. Players check in a few times each day to assess their situation, issue or modify orders, and engage their fellow players in diplomacy and subterfuge. You will need to master both strategy and diplomacy to earn your victory, so plan ahead, coordinate with others, and carefully consider the consequences of your actions!
Subterfuge for Windows is a free game so that will probably scare a few people away but spending money does not give any direct power-ups, the only thing that comes close to p2w is that it makes handling large armies a little bit easier because it allows you to queue more commands.
It’s best described as a very slow free-for-all RTS where a match takes roughly between 1 and 2 weeks (with their regular ruleset). There is only one winner at the end but there are (usually) 8 contenders and attacking someone leaves you open to be attacked yourself. This means that raw skill is rarely good enough to win you matches on its own. For the roughly two weeks a match will go on people will inevitably forge alliances. Alliances or Pacts are nothing but a written promise somewhere in the chat logs, usually privately, so not everyone will always stick to what was discussed.
There are only two types of buildings at the start of the game, generators and factories, and a third type that you can upgrade to, mines. All buildings gradually build up a shield if left un-attacked over time. Generators boost the maximum size of your army. Factories increase how fast your army grows. Subterfuge for PC is built atop 8 simple systems that interact with each other in interesting ways. Understanding these systems is essential to being an effective strategist.
Some tips for you
The point of the game is to gain neptunium, which only spawns if you sacrifice 50 (this number goes up after building the first) dudes in your army to convert a factory into a mine which will then gradually give you neptunium.
Your queen (which if captured causes you to lose the game) can hire and promote officers that have special skills, some are more useful than others. Using these guys opens up some cool little tactical options that if used well can give you a leg up. The game has a cool fast forward mechanic that allows you to execute plans in the future so if you have a bunch of subs that need to be launched at 3:00 AM, you can do it on your lunch break the day before and it will launch for you while you sleep or whatever.
- Unlimited scheduled orders
- Create private games
- Play in rated games
- Play multiple games simultaneously
- Keep notes about other players
|Price||Free with in-app purchases|
How to Install the Subterfuge app on Windows and Mac
- Install an Android emulator on your PC, I will recommend the BlueStacks emulator.
- Run the Exe file on your PC to complete the installation of the emulator.
- Open the emulator and look for the PlayStore app on the home screen.
- Search for the Subterfuge app and click on the install button.
- Log in using your Google ID to start the download process.
You can also use the Subterfuge app on your smartphone as well.