Frontline Tactics (from devs Tactical Soldiers: Undead Rising)

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  1. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

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    #1 undeadcow, Aug 7, 2012
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    http://meridian4.com/games/frontline_tactics

    "2025 - A small splinter military group led by mad man; Akhali Muhamar threatens to take over the oil-rich nation of Fahrahn. The country is a large oil supplier to the Western world and national interests are threatened. An elite group of soldiers are called in to quell the uprising and attempt to maintain peace through military action before it turns into full scale war.

    Frontline Tactics lets you command a modern, elite fighting unit over varied missions from defending and controlling a location or asset to all-out elimination and survival. Outfit your soldiers with modern weapons, armor and equipment and give them the skills to succeed on the battlefield. Play against a ruthless and cunning AI in single player or battle it out in multiplayer in versus or coop modes over multiple platforms; PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone."
     
  2. Creamer2010

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    Thanks for info,game looks good.
     
  3. ipodrocks123

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    Any gameplay video? Looks great.
     
  4. devensega

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    Err, well this is exactly what I want, a small unit tactical game. A release date would be a bonus.
     
  5. banger1103

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    Any idea if this is turn based or real time?
     
  6. Now this game looks pretty awesome.
     
  7. squarezero

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    Turn-based, if it uses the same game engine as their previous game.
     
  8. Thomas Lund

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    Hi guys,

    We are super happy to finally being able to announce Frontline to you. Has been a long way coming.

    More info will be coming along incl a first trailer soon (weeks).

    Some bonus info just for you at this point in time.

    Game is turn based modern warfare. Take Call of Duty and put it into a TBS setting - mix in some RPG elements, configurability, various weapon and skill trees and voila.

    Each unit in your squad can be customized to hold 2 proficiencies that you can freely pick from e.g. SMG, close quarters combat, sniper, medic etc.

    And each proficiency has its own weapon tree, a unique skill tree with passive/active skills and so on.

    And oh - did we mention that there is coop async multiplayer as well as versus + single player? Cross platform?

    As said - we will get you more info through the next weeks. And if you should be at gamescom next week, feel free to drop by and catch me at our booth in business hall 4.2, booth #J 045. You will be able to see and play the game.

    Game status itself - few weeks of hitting the keyboard left, then testing and various integrations with 3rd party SDK etc. Release dates coming up as soon as possible.

    Keep an eye here and we will keep you up to date.

    /Thomas
     
  9. TDLove

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    Any news on a release date?
     
  10. blikstad

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    VERY soon!
     
  11. Chocolate

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    Trailer looked great. Good luck.
     
  12. september

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    I could go a tactical squad TBS if it plays well
     
  13. Ayjona

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    When I first read about the inclusion of multiplayer, I assumed it would be asynchronous (little to no reason not to make turn-based multiplayer for iOS async), but reading about cross-platform multiplayer has raised my doubts. I sincerely hope that in spite of the cross-platofrm (which is a great feature), there will be an iOS-specific async multiplayer mode.

    The difference between asynchronous and contiguous, synchronous multiplayer is not just one minor convenience, but a defining, sometimes monumental difference for those of us who simply cannot find the time for extended (or even a few minutes long) gameplay sessions, or who prefer the stability and flexibility async brings (especially if the game plays like a synchronous multiplayer game until one player leaves, which means that there is no downside to the async mechanics, even for players who only play contiguous sessions).
     
  14. Thomas Lund

    Thomas Lund Well-Known Member

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    Definitely async - and there is even what we call offline async.

    When the game contacts the server it will sync with the server for latest game state and upload/download the individual games.

    So you can have multiple games going on at the same time - think WordFeud.

    This means that you can play the single player game, then your buddy puts up his turn for another game you are playing with him - you switch to that game, take your turn, upload that (automagic) and return to your single player game to continue that.

    The offline part comes into play by allowing you to take turns in the games that await your next move without being online. Like in a bus or train. Then when you get home it uploads and notifies your opponent.

    And yes - it has very capable AI so you are not contricted to multiplayer games only :)

    /Thomas
     
  15. UncleSmoothie

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  17. defred34

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    So is the game all set to launch on android and iOS in two days time?
     
  18. Thomas Lund

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    No Android launch - we currently have no plans for Android other than "wait and see".

    iOS and PC/Mac ultra soon. (Just need to confirm the dates tonight before announcing things publically)

    /T
     
  19. Farmer Harv

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    Wow, this is great news! Loved Undead Rising, and this sounds even better. Here's hoping its out this week, as it's snowing and I need something to distract me from winter. :D
     

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