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"The Chinese soldier was tough, brave, and experienced. After all he had been fighting on his own without help for years. He was a veteran among the Allies."

— William Slim



Play some rock-music, support troops, make an impact and help us meet our fundraising goal! We’ve teamed up with Operation Supply Drop and INOMA for the musical release of Norman Wayne’s Country/Rock EP “THESE GUNS”

I’ve you heard the country-rock song that is played in FTSOC’s credits roll and wanted some more information, it’s called “THESE GUNS”, was written specifically for the game and is performed by sync-act and singer-songwriter Norman Wayne, produced in collaboration with Imperial North Music Agency.

It’s out now on most music services, including Spotify and Apple Music and Bandcamp, and the EP release also includes two great remixes, premiering a new type of sound via the “countrywave” remix, plus an EDM-version that we’ve kindly been told belongs in the “Melbourne Bounce” style. The must-see lyrics video below features authentic WW2 footage that shows the Flying Tigers in Burma, amongst other 1940s clips.

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“LINGUA FRANCA” update live now on Steam as Early Access title FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA prepares for multi-lingual release

Sweden, January 12, 2017 — As Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China gets ready for international release, a decent number of translations are being prepared for implementation courtesy of today’s “Lingua Franca” update. Soon, air-combat action gamers in Germany, France, Poland, Spain, China, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Russia, Brazil, and more countries, can take to the skies in their native language.

On a side note, the Lingua Franca moniker was chosen as a name for the final English update as the term fittingly means “a language or dialect used to make communication possible between people who do not share a native language”.

Launched on Steam’s Early Access programme in August 2015, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is approaching final release. Update details as follows; Read More →

“KIPLING” aviation art update live on Steam, illustrates FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA in 1940s air-war style

Sweden, December 16, 2016 — Some people say that World War II started in China when the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out in 1937, a full two years before German aggression seized Europe. Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China, a historical air-combat action game currently in Steam Early Access, is based on the true events of covert American WW2 fighter pilots who flew combat for the Chinese Nationalist Party under Chiang Kai-shek, more commonly referred to as the Republic of China or the Kuomintang aka KMT (the Kuomintang were forced to retreat to Taiwan in 1949 after being defeated by the Communist Party of China during the Chinese Civil War).

The “Kipling” Steam update introduces the first set of hand-painted illustrations that strives to capture the mood, look and feel of aerial warfare in 1940s South-East Asia theatre of World War II, more commonly known as the CBI (China-Burma-India).

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“TOUCHDOWN” Steam Update patches onto FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA

Sweden, November 23, 2016 — Air-combat action game developer Ace Maddox is pleased to announce the “Touchdown” Steam Update is live for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China. The single player campaign has been completed and full voice over has been implemented to all 12 missions, there are new cockpits added for the B-25B bomber and the A6M2 Zero and P-51D Mustang fighters. There’s also a new option that lets aspiring multiplayer pilots restrict/set the control-style for online matches. Furthermore, rendering has been improved (again!) so aircraft, landscape and weather look vividly lit and more authentic. There’s also been a multiplayer menu refresh, now match modes are clarified/renamed to DOGFIGHT VS, TEAM DOGFIGHT, ROCKET MATCH VS, TEAM ROCKET MATCH, and FLY THE FLAG.

Check out the narrated YouTube video for details or skim through the changelog below for a quick overview.

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FIGHTER-JETS, HVAR-EXPLOSIVE WEAPONRY, GOBI DESERT MAP, ROCKET MATCH MULTIPLAYER MODE, AND MORE ADDITIONS IN LATEST STEAM UPDATE FOR FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA

Sweden, October 10, 2016 — Independent air-combat action game developer Ace Maddox is pleased to announce that its latest FTSOC Steam update has gone live. New features include ROCKET MATCH, a fresh multiplayer mode that lets 2-16 players go head-to-head over the Chinese-Mongolian Gobi desert in a variety of fighter-jets, including the American P-80A “Shooting Star” and the Japanese Ki-201 “Fire Dragon” (Me-262a). Check out the narrated YouTube video for details or skim through the changelog below for a quick overview.

YouTube Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqX2kbmpR0
Download ScreenshotsFTSOC-Rocket-Match-Gobi-EPK.zip
Steam Store URL: store.steampowered.com/app/365810
Official YouTube Channel: AirCombatAction.TV

Update History/Changelog:

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GET INSIDE FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA AS COCKPIT/CAMPAIGN STEAM UPDATE GOES LIVE — NARRATED YOUTUBE VIDEO TELLS IT ALL!

September 12, 2016 — As the big things of this world — governments, corporations, institutions — are losing traction, independent air-combat action game Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) grinds along like an old riverbarge up Burma’s Salween gorge, fending off Japanese assaults on the left while expecting Allied reinforcements from the right. It’s been quite some time since you’ve heard from us gamedev-mechanics here at Ace Maddox, so hopefully today’s additions will make you all pleased.

YouTube Video URL: https://youtu.be/Zy4WPjSZ3Tc
Download Screenshots: FTSOC-Cockpit-Campaign-EPK.zip
Steam Store URL: store.steampowered.com/app/365810
Official YouTube: AirCombatAction.TV

Live on Steam now, this straight-forward update adds a good amount of content and bugfixes, and we’ve simply decided to call it “COCKPIT/CAMPAIGN”. Check out the voiced YouTube video for a thorough overview, or scour the changelog below for a quick rundown. Read More →

MASTER THE SKIES IN THE “COCKPIT/CONTENDER” MULTIPLAYER UPDATE

Nothing quite shocks the senses like the chilly winds and intense air-battles of 1940s southeast Asia. Today’s summery FTSOC Steam update not only improves multiplayer features, but also retrofits cockpit view/support, starting with a functional inside rendition of the RAF’s tropical Spitfire Mk. V. Furthermore, a pair of new fighters have been made available namely the Allied P-47D “Thunderbolt” and the Japanese Ki-44 Shoki “Toji”, each with a decent selection of skins and over-the-radio voice shouts in American, Chinese, Russian and Japanese languages. Read More →

“DOGFIGHT DAZE” UPDATE LIVE NOW ON STEAM

Don’t look back, someone might be gaining on you!

Today’s Steam update adds improved dogfight AI and two new fighters, the Allied P-43A-1 “Lancer” (with Chinese ROCAF and USAAF skins) and, perhaps unexpectedly, a Japanese Messerschmitt! (Germany supplied Japan with a number of evaluation Bf 109Es for comparison trials by the Japanese Army Air Force — the Allies, expecting to encounter those Bf 109Es in combat, assigned code name “Mike” to the Messerschmitts). Read More →

“PAGODA NEXUS” SPRING UPDATE LIVE ON STEAM

Pagodas and amphibious action available in Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) update “PAGODA NEXUS”, live on Steam now. Recap below with two fresh YouTube videos at the bottom.

As spring unfolds at last in all its glory, we’re happy to bring you a new FTSOC update that we’ve aptly dubbed “PAGODA NEXUS” to reflect the inclusion of pagodas, those mythical stone temples of Burma (of the Tibetan kind, I should add, for those of you with an interest in architectural history).

Pagodas attract lightning strikes because of their height, and many have a decorated metal finial at the top of the structure, referred to as a “demon-arrester” to catch lightning, in the heaviest of monsoons.

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