Something I’ve noticed in Proteus games, is that roughly half way through the game it becomes obvious who will win, causing some players to give up. This spoils the game a bit as you get people going AI, or worse, recklessly launching all their ships at someone in order to help their ally win.
Some players always carry on playing, either just for fun, or to try and achieve 2nd place it seems. And, in the games I’ve played at least, 2nd place is much more hotly contested with the several players able to achieve the position depending how they play.
With this in mind I thought it would be good having a 1st and 2nd place badge. Excuse the rush-job, but something like this:
This would reward those who stick it out, incentivise people not to give up, and hopefully keep the game interesting for a bit longer.
What do you think?