And it's even more fun when you're hunting for them in your own game, since you've no idea yet what they will be. Of course, there are the standard achievements like 'start a multiplayer game', 'finish the campaign' and 'spend 1000000000 power'. But the fun is in finding the real challenges; the goals that are hard to reach in a thinking kind of way instead of in a grinding kind of way. You get to explore your own game and find some hidden gems in there.
So what did we find in Powargrid? There are achievements that require insight into the game and good strategy on the player's part. like the achievement for the mission 'A Piece of Paradise'. Normally, this mission is quite winnable because you get the chance to break the alliance between your opponents. To get the achievement you'll have to win without breaking that alliance, which presents quite the challenge. Other achievements become more like puzzles, in that there are only a few paths to getting there. Examples of this are winning the mission 'Seeing Red' in 5 turns and winning 'Dam It!' without any damage done to the dam.
Especially this last one was a fun achievement to look for, since we weren't even sure beforehand whether it was doable. It took us seven or eight tries before we figured this one out, so we think it's a nicely difficult achievement :). What came to mind when trying out this achievement is that we still like to play our own game, even though we've been seeing it up close for so long. This is a good sign, since it's probable that there are people out there who share our taste in games and who will probably enjoy Powargrid too.
The last step in creating the achievements is thinking of names for them. Best done with a cold beer in hand :).
We've added the achievements to the current build of the game, so go ahead and give them a try if you desire a challenge!
We're Michiel and Willem. Hi!