Kurusetra (Browser)

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Kurusetra is Indonesia's first online multiplayer web and WAP-based strategy game, using Hindu-Javanese influences of the Mahabharata Sanskrit epic of ancient India as its theme, specifically the Bharatayuddha war.

Each player controls a kingdom of a specific mythological race randomly placed within a Dewan Raja (Council of Kings) or sector which may consist a maximum of 20 kingdoms. A kingdom consists of (among others) depa (land), soldiers, and buildings, all contributing to the overall kingdom's defensive and offensive strength. Each sector may elect a sesepuh (elder) who may declare war against other sectors. A player's primary goal is to create a strong kingdom by capturing enemy depa and strengthening it with soldiers and buildings. Rankings are available to inform players of their kingdom and sector strength.

Actions are real-time in a persistent universe; a player may carry-out actions that will take a certain amount of time to re-charge; for example, attacking with ground troops may only be carried out once every one hour. Kingdoms may be attacked even when the kingdom’s owner is offline.

The (original) selectable races in Kurusetra are:
  • Dedemit
    The Dedemit (Undead) represent creatures from the spirit world. They never die in battle nor do they need food to maintain their troops, however they lack defensive combat abilities.

  • Kurawa
    The Kurawa represent a race specializing in espionage and covert operations. They have a better chance in conducting non-combat offensive tactics against enemy kingdoms, such as sabotage.

  • Ksatria
    The Ksatria (Knights) represent the human race. Being the most intelligent of all races, they specialize in learning and gaining faster research results.

  • Jatayu
    The Jatayu are a bird-race whose name comes is derived from an Indian demi-god. They are considered the fastest race in Kurusetra and may attack and return from battle much faster than other races (two attacks per hour).

  • Raksasa
    The Raksasa (Giants) are the largest beings and thus most powerful race. Due to their size, they also are capable of building structures faster than other races.

  • Wanamarta
    The Wanamarta are magical beings capable of the most destructive sorceries compared to other races.
After a certain period of time, the game will reset and player will start with new kingdoms. However, before this is done, the strongest kingdoms will have a chance to compete with each other in Gunung Semeru (Mount Semeru) for a grand prize. Veteran players may opt to remain in the same sector or be reassigned to a new sector when the game is reset. The game later introduced an optional paid version (originally Rp. 50,000,- per month) with significant added features compared to the original free version, both playable in the same universe. As of 2006, Kurusetra became defunct.


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Indra was here (20930) added Kurusetra (Browser) on Apr 08, 2009