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SGN has announced their upcoming game Skies of Glory which is due out later this year. This followup title to their popular F.A.S.T. game will take advantage of Apple's new rules that allow free applications to sell in-app purchases, so like Eliminate Pro, Skies of Glory will be free to download and play but add-ons will be sold in the game itself.

IMG_0008Skies of Glory is an aerial combat game much like F.A.S.T. but set in World War II with various terrains including mountains, deserts, and sea which are said to showcase the classic views of WWII air combat. The game will support both local Wi-Fi battles as well as online battles around the world. Features include:

  • Battle up to three human opponents around the world or up to seven locally over Wifi connection
  • 10 Campaign Missions to complete.
  • Skirmish Mode which included single player Teams, Free For All and Capture the Flag.
  • 100 missions to perform in Training exercises.
  • Bluetooth locally with your friend

Of course, in app purchases allow for buying planes and equipment with further campaigns and content to be available over time. Here are the first set of screenshots:

The game is expected to be released in December.

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/ Menneisyys

    Great to hear it'll be even better than F.A.S.T.

    Anyone having read my multiplayer bible ( http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=21760 ) knows I consider F.A.S.T. the best 3D flight shooter game (I've tested and played all the other titles.)

    BTW, speaking of the above-linked multiplayer bible, I'm just rewriting the body of the article - and I've also greatly updated the chart with a lot of goodies like standard category names and screenshots.

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/ Menneisyys

    Great to hear it'll be even better than F.A.S.T.

    Anyone having read my multiplayer bible ( http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=21760 ) knows I consider F.A.S.T. the best 3D flight shooter game (I've tested and played all the other titles.)

    BTW, speaking of the above-linked multiplayer bible, I'm just rewriting the body of the article - and I've also greatly updated the chart with a lot of goodies like standard category names and screenshots.

  • Symbolist

    This "in app"-thingie makes those "free" games expensive in a hidden, sneaky way. Don't like it.

    • WolfgangK

      I agree, this trend of pay-to-play, in-app BS is disturbing. Haven't downloaded Eliminate, or TouchPets, and won't bother to download this.

      I have no problem with putting out a free/lite version, and then letting people purchase the full game through an in-app purchase(just like Xbox Live Arcade)...but no way am I supporting these pay-to-play schemes.

      The XBLA model should be just as effective against piracy/jailbroken phones.

    • TKO

      {shrugs} Is it really that bad? If you make the initial 'purchase' free you guarantee a large online ecosystem. No point in putting (huge) effort into online if the all people see are empty servers.

      Then people get to see these online games as they were meant to be, rather than an online desert with the occasional piece of tumbleweed roll on by if you're not lucky enough to try it at peak times.

      The ball's still in your court as far as paying money is concerned. They're not able to sneak that in in any way: there's still your iTunes password in the way of any paid content. And hey, paid content on the iPhone is an order of freaking magnitude less expensive than any other platform. {/rant} :)

      • acidbottle

        ive no issue with DLC if what you are getting is permanent content, like nicer planes, more missions etc. so long as the core of the game isnt crippled in anyway that doesnt seem like bad business sense.

        where i think touch pets and eliminate fail so hard on is the almost 'coin-op' strategy of pumping money in for a few minutes play. i do not now or will ever consider games that are portable and slimeline worth paying much extra for. ngmoco put a system in place which could work but represent very bad value for money under its current structure.

    • WolfgangK

      Acid, you're exactly right. It is the coin-op factor. I have NO PROBLEM paying $10, even more, to either buy a game outright, or upgrade a lite version to full. How about a lite version, where you can play 5-10 hours online for free, after that, you need to purchase the game in full. That makes WAY more sense to me. I'm sure it makes less $ense to greedy publishers.

      What I'm weary of, is not having any idea up front, what kind of monetary commitment it'll take to get the full game experience.

      TKO, you might like to think so, and possibly so, but there's no way to guarantee it would necessarily be a magnitude less than another platform. That is really more developer specific, than platform specific. There's no reason why a company, using this strategy, couldn't out-gross a similar game on another platform.

      • [SAW]Chopper

        The online gaming is free...the only things tht cost money is to upgrade planes and campaign mode and dogfights..campaign and offline dogfights isnt wat this game is about tho...its bacicly a community...pay 1.99 for the Zero-III and your bacicly set...buy other planes for fun...i own the P40-II, mustang-I, Tempest, and of course the Z3...play with live ppl for alil while in the Free P40-II then youll be hooked...you dont Need to pay anything to have fun with it..it just enhances the experiance...after youve played for a while check out Skies of Glory on facebook...everyone knows each other and we welcome new pilots with open arms

        See you in the skies
        -[SAW]Chopper

  • Symbolist

    This "in app"-thingie makes those "free" games expensive in a hidden, sneaky way. Don't like it.

    • WolfgangK

      I agree, this trend of pay-to-play, in-app BS is disturbing. Haven't downloaded Eliminate, or TouchPets, and won't bother to download this.

      I have no problem with putting out a free/lite version, and then letting people purchase the full game through an in-app purchase(just like Xbox Live Arcade)...but no way am I supporting these pay-to-play schemes.

      The XBLA model should be just as effective against piracy/jailbroken phones.

    • TKO

      {shrugs} Is it really that bad? If you make the initial 'purchase' free you guarantee a large online ecosystem. No point in putting (huge) effort into online if the all people see are empty servers.

      Then people get to see these online games as they were meant to be, rather than an online desert with the occasional piece of tumbleweed roll on by if you're not lucky enough to try it at peak times.

      The ball's still in your court as far as paying money is concerned. They're not able to sneak that in in any way: there's still your iTunes password in the way of any paid content. And hey, paid content on the iPhone is an order of freaking magnitude less expensive than any other platform. {/rant} :)

      • acidbottle

        ive no issue with DLC if what you are getting is permanent content, like nicer planes, more missions etc. so long as the core of the game isnt crippled in anyway that doesnt seem like bad business sense.

        where i think touch pets and eliminate fail so hard on is the almost 'coin-op' strategy of pumping money in for a few minutes play. i do not now or will ever consider games that are portable and slimeline worth paying much extra for. ngmoco put a system in place which could work but represent very bad value for money under its current structure.

    • WolfgangK

      Acid, you're exactly right. It is the coin-op factor. I have NO PROBLEM paying $10, even more, to either buy a game outright, or upgrade a lite version to full. How about a lite version, where you can play 5-10 hours online for free, after that, you need to purchase the game in full. That makes WAY more sense to me. I'm sure it makes less $ense to greedy publishers.

      What I'm weary of, is not having any idea up front, what kind of monetary commitment it'll take to get the full game experience.

      TKO, you might like to think so, and possibly so, but there's no way to guarantee it would necessarily be a magnitude less than another platform. That is really more developer specific, than platform specific. There's no reason why a company, using this strategy, couldn't out-gross a similar game on another platform.

  • araczynski

    looks yummy, can't get enough of ww2 stuff.

  • araczynski

    looks yummy, can't get enough of ww2 stuff.

  • http://www.youripodtouch4free.net/ maroonmadness

    I like that these games are free, but if you want to be competitive or better than your opponents you have to spend some money or be very patient. I wish they would just put a $5 price tag on it and you can get all of the addons.

    in the developer's defense though, it makes these games very hard for those with jailbroken ipods who are looking for a free game to benefit in any way from their game being downloaded illegally

  • http://www.youripodtouch4free.net/ maroonmadness

    I like that these games are free, but if you want to be competitive or better than your opponents you have to spend some money or be very patient. I wish they would just put a $5 price tag on it and you can get all of the addons.

    in the developer's defense though, it makes these games very hard for those with jailbroken ipods who are looking for a free game to benefit in any way from their game being downloaded illegally

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    Sort of reminds me of "Battle Of Britain", I'm definately interested!

    @Site-Admin: please install lightbox, or greybox, or something similar. It makes browsing your posted thumbnails a lot easier.

  • http://www.mores.cc mores

    Sort of reminds me of "Battle Of Britain", I'm definately interested!

    @Site-Admin: please install lightbox, or greybox, or something similar. It makes browsing your posted thumbnails a lot easier.

  • TKO

    Oh man .. this looks good. And if it's by the F.A.S.T. guys, you know they've already got experience in flight sim's and online play. This has awesome potential. Want!

    Wonder if you can have bots in those 'online' modes? I love flight sims, but I'm not worried about these 'real people' things. :)

  • TKO

    Oh man .. this looks good. And if it's by the F.A.S.T. guys, you know they've already got experience in flight sim's and online play. This has awesome potential. Want!

    Wonder if you can have bots in those 'online' modes? I love flight sims, but I'm not worried about these 'real people' things. :)

  • mrholder

    These screenshots look great. Looks like fun. I didn't try F.A.S.T. Looked to complicated to me.

  • mrholder

    These screenshots look great. Looks like fun. I didn't try F.A.S.T. Looked to complicated to me.

  • chimpre

    Pay to play boo!. Really frustrating this trend is exploding.

  • chimpre

    Pay to play boo!. Really frustrating this trend is exploding.

  • GodSon

    Though i do absolutely love F.A.S.T. It has been collecting dust lately due to a promised hype-machine of an update that hasn't happened. I guess the "War" update is now Skies of Glory. I look forward to it for sure plus DLC because i know that F.A.S.T. is a solid keeper all round and is well worth whatever DLC content they offer. SGN make sure your word is your bond this time around because its now trust by verify.

  • GodSon

    Though i do absolutely love F.A.S.T. It has been collecting dust lately due to a promised hype-machine of an update that hasn't happened. I guess the "War" update is now Skies of Glory. I look forward to it for sure plus DLC because i know that F.A.S.T. is a solid keeper all round and is well worth whatever DLC content they offer. SGN make sure your word is your bond this time around because its now trust by verify.

  • Maeks

    If its good, this may be the game that bumps me up to 3.0+ firmware, I love WWII, in that I find it interesting, but also recognize that it's arguably the worst thing to happen in human history. I've been playing Il-2 Sturmovik lately, and it might be cool to have a similar (though probably more arcade-y) game on the go, or during class (why STUDY history when you can LIVE it!).

    About the DLC, that people are mentioning, I do think its one of those things that is a great idea, but can be easily abused. It's fine if a Dev wants to relase a game for free but essentially with demo content, and then offer the full game through DLC. Its NOT ok if the dev asks for money for every little thing, ie if this baby wants a dollar for every plane or something, which I doubt, but explains my point.

  • Maeks

    If its good, this may be the game that bumps me up to 3.0+ firmware, I love WWII, in that I find it interesting, but also recognize that it's arguably the worst thing to happen in human history. I've been playing Il-2 Sturmovik lately, and it might be cool to have a similar (though probably more arcade-y) game on the go, or during class (why STUDY history when you can LIVE it!).

    About the DLC, that people are mentioning, I do think its one of those things that is a great idea, but can be easily abused. It's fine if a Dev wants to relase a game for free but essentially with demo content, and then offer the full game through DLC. Its NOT ok if the dev asks for money for every little thing, ie if this baby wants a dollar for every plane or something, which I doubt, but explains my point.

  • [SAW]Chopper

    Love this game.....my CallSign is [SAW]Chopper
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