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You are an idea. Your driving motivation is to spread your idea to everyone. You must cajole, you must browbeat, you must insinuate, and you must influence. Grow your flock of ids and guide them to victory in this casual real-time strategy game. Influence other ids by flocking with them and outnumbering them. Create dramatic soundscapes as each id you influence adds its voice to your song. Play against computer controlled opponents or online against other humans. Influence is easy to learn, but difficult to master. Each game only takes about five minutes, but you will find yourself playing again and again to learn advanced strategies and techniques. As your skills grow, you can customize your ids to match your preferred style, and maximize your victory potential. Choose between speed, agility, and resistance, or a balance of all three.

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Jul 23, 2012 News
Influence Released on Desura


Influence Released on Desura

You are an idea. Your driving motivation is to spread to everyone. You must cajole, browbeat and influence.

May 16, 2012 News
Influence Postmortem


Influence Postmortem

Blanket Fort Games releases the Influence design postmortem, as seen at MineCon, discussing what worked and what didn't in the design of Influence.

May 9, 2012 News
Influence Narrative Video


Influence Narrative Video

See the story of an idea. In every game of Influence, the players create a new story about a great idea and how it spreads.

May 8, 2012 News
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Scruffybatface Aug 16 2013, 1:25pm said:

anyone having problems with this game crashing on launch?

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lunaticmaster Jan 17 2014, 12:37am replied:

Sadly same issue. All typical troubleshooting fails. And between it being indy, no official forums, and that the name 'Influence' is widely used in everything, if there is information out there, I'm not sure how to find it :/
That, or I am completely missing it

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lunaticmaster Jan 18 2014, 3:03am replied:

Oddly, the demo runs fine for me, but the actual game crashes on launch.

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aedunmore Oct 3 2013, 4:23pm replied:

I am too. Have you had any luck with this problem?

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W0nk0 May 17 2012, 10:33am said:

Played the demo, loved it. Price seems a little high (at least in Euros) though, so I'm hesitating. I can haz Android version for my tablet, please? ;)

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stinkytaco May 17 2012, 3:50am said:

-=Powered by Gamespy=-

Dude, that totally ruined it for me. Game spy are the scumbags that run FilePLanet. You know ....they are the guys who pay game developers for exclusive rights to host their game patches.

Then they make you sit in Que, watching endless popups unless you pay them their extortion fee.

#$%^ing no way i am going to help support their cause.

i helped make the Jungle Warfare mod for unreal 2004. I helped bring them thousands of dollars worth of traffic.

What did i get in return?

On release day, I had to sit in line for over an hour to download the game I helped make.

They have enough money.... They do not need any more money from me.
No -sale.

Sorry, the game looks beutiful too :(, wish i did not see that splash page.

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OniKoneko May 26 2012, 4:28pm replied:

While your story is a point-and-case as to why GameSpy is bad, it unfortunately does not hold up in this situation. Games hosted here are patched through Desura so there is no queue.

The developer's choice of whatever requires them to use a GameSpy splash page is unfortunate but, unfortunately, all you are serving to do is scare people off of a beautiful game that real people who ARE NOT GAMESPY have worked hard to create.

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graspee May 19 2012, 10:24am replied:

Repped for interesting information well told.

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hurpes Jul 12 2012, 4:00pm replied:

Incredibly laggy on my laptop and I can play modern games like Left 4 Dead with no problem, albeit on slightly lower settings. Did the developer not bother optimizing the game at all?

edit- I like the game idea though. It's just frustrating that it's too laggy to play at all.

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matheod Jul 11 2012, 4:34pm replied:

Same for me :-(

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