Hello there, Ladies & Gentlemen
I sort of feel dirty to do so, but a few months ago I mentioned the game we’ve been working on in the grognard thread, and I was told that I’d better try to go for a thread of my own. Checking the rules I see that it isn’t discouraged as long as I provide some actual content. I trust, considering the nature of the local crowd that some of you might find the topic entertaining - so please allow us to try our luck :)
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen of good taste!
I don’t know if self promotion is sort of frowned upon in these lands - but I know that few of you are virtual sailors who aren’t afraid to embrace CMANO for a leisure cruise - in that regard, I suppose that a WW2 3D carrier command simulation will probably hurt nobody’s senses :)
In a nutshell
The game is named Task Force Admiral . Volume 1 is about playing the USN in a single-player environment. 30 to 40 scenarios, full 3D… But if I had to describe our project in a few lines, I would say:
- Think Carriers at War for the basic premise, with deeper gameplay ;
- Think Radio Commander for the command aspect (FPS view in a command post), the advanced C3i chaos and the total Fog of War ;
- Think Fighting Steel for the surface combat simulation ;
- Think Il-2 1946 for the 3D environment & the graphics (somewhere in between legacy Il-2 and Great Battles )
- Think Task Force 1942 or 1942: The Pacific Air War for the overall production polish & flavor ;
Pictures being worth a thousand words, let me just post here our humble tech demo we produced for our partners month ago, back in October. Since then it had its small success and it certainly showcases a number of interesting things and design choices. Anybody into carriers might find something worthy of attention. I’ll let you watch.
Since then we were blessed with some press cover that are worth a thousand lines of gibber from me. First, Shamrock over there at Stormbird wrote a piece that is a good introduction to our overall concept.
As a good complement, here’s the interview yours truly gave in Tim Stone’s column over there at RPS, with some more details about what we do, and why we do it so.
As a closing remark, we post development updates every month on our own website Here’s the latest one.
At any rate, I’ll also be happy to share in here our other more regular snippets & nuggets of contents that I tend to post online on twitter or facebook - that is, if you people are interested and if it’s not akin to spam, of course. I’ll let the mods & the crowd be judge ;)
Cheers, and thanks in advance for all of you who would find fitting to joins us and become a carrier task force flag officer some time soon :)