Desert Operations is a military real-time strategy browser game published by Looki. Become a leader of a small country: help your country to grow and spread influence, forge alliances to become more powerful, and finally attack and defeat thousands of other players. The success and fame largely rely on resource gathering and management. Decide yourself which path will lead you to victory – through skillful diplomacy or war declarations. In Desert Operations you can choose from various leadership options that will help you to develop your country and prevent enemies from spreading influence.
Resource gathering and management are two crucial features of the game. Every player hast to focus on collection of 4 main resources: Money, Ammunition, Oil, and Gold. Money is the most important and the easiest resource to obtain; it is necessary for construction and development of residential buildings that will later allow tax collection. Other resources also will be useful in construction and army training, or launching attacks. Oil is a scarce resource therefore you should focus on constructing the Oil Rafinery as soon as it is possible. Ammunition and Oil will allow you to attack enemy, whereas Gold can be used to pay Intelligence Units.
The army consists of four types of units: Ground, Water, Air and Defence. Each units has naturally different characteristics, strengths and weaknesses against the enemys force; e.g. low deployment time and high penetration are the main advantages of air units, however at the same time these units consume fuel and have average fixed cost. As a leader you must be able to recognize your opponents weaknesses and use your armys strengths to win. Desert Operations offers a unique formation system allowing to introduce specific strategies.
In Desert Operations you will come across various types of buildings, all playing different roles: production, action, military or manufacturing. Lets not forget about the bank where you will store your income and increase your money with interest rates. The more money you put in your saving account, and the longer you keep it there, the more you earn each day.
Desert Operations offers special chat which makes in-game communication much easier. You can play with friends by simply adding them to your Friends list and always check which one of them are online at the same time. To have more fun or to increase your chances of winning and defeating other players, you might want to join an alliance. You can search for an existing alliance or create your own. Alliances have hierarchical positions, such as: Administrator, Diplomat, Minister of Defense, Minister of Finance, and Minister of Information, all playing different roles and having different rights.
Desert Operations is available to play for free from your internet browser.