"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

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China available now on Xbox One — watch the launch trailer

Sweden, January 15, 2018 — ACE MADDOX’ air-combat action game Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC), based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that helped defend China in World War 2, has now launched on Xbox One and is available worldwide. FTSOC is priced $18.99 USD, €18.99 EUR, and £15.19 GBP (local pricing may vary).Developed and self-published by ACE MADDOX (courtesy of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program), Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is available on the Xbox Store in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, German, Portuguese-Brazil, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Italian, Turkish, and Japanese.

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Now available on Xbox One

Calling all cadets! Short Friday update — FTSOC is now available worldwide on the Xbox Store, if you buy it and like it, we would very much appreciate a kind review.


We think it does play very nicely on the big screen, and truth to be told, the UI etc was designed early on to fit next-generation consoles and television, but that was many years ago. We’re more than happy to see it live on the Xbox One!

Rated M for Mature by the ESRB (US), and PEGI 16 (Europe/ROTW).

Xbox One Pre-Order Goes Live for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China [on the Xbox Store], International Jan 12th Release Date Confirmed

Sweden, December 29, 2017 — ACE MADDOX today confirmed that its air-combat action game, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC), which is based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that helped defend China in World War 2, has been confirmed for international release on Xbox One on Friday January 12th, 2018, and is now available for pre-order from the Xbox Store.

Developed and self-published by ACE MADDOX (courtesy of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program), Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China will be available worldwide January 12th, 2018 on the Xbox Store in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, German, Portuguese-Brazil, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Italian, Turkish, and Japanese.

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THAMMER 1.1 Update Goes Live on Steam

As many of you have noticed already, we’ve recently updated Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) to version “THAMMER 1.1”. The new patch includes not only new Steam-achievements, but also multiple gameplay enhancements and fixes across subtitles, rendering and audio. We appreciate your continued support, and please continue send any bug reports to support@acemaddox.com or hit us up on Twitter @AirCombatAction.

  • Gameplay: Added HARD difficulty level. Re-tweaked the CASUAL and NORMAL modes.
  • Gameplay: Added five new Steam-achievements (for challenges).
  • Multiplayer: Added “shortcuts” to MULTIPLAYER screen for (hopefully) quicker joins.
  • GUI: Updated the TrazerTime on-screen effect so it looks slightly more spiffy.

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Put your hand on your heart and raise your flag as Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China presents its 4th of July “Termination” Gameplay Trailer

It was an apt co-incidence that the Chinese government’s contract with the Flying Tigers had to be terminated on the 4th of July in 1942. After all, the tigers had been flying high and low — independently — against the Japanese for seven months straight. Not only for money, but so that China could remain free and unopressed.

The World, July 3, 2017 — See for yourself if history is worth playing by watching the “Termination” gameplay trailer (goes live on the 4th of July) for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (“FTSOC”), the epic air-combat action game available now on Steam which is based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China in World War 2.

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Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China leaves Early Access, full release now available worldwide

“The sky was a maelstrom of exploding bombers, twisting tracers, flaming parachutes, and Robert’s own burning fighter… then his engine quit!”

Sweden, May 29, 2017 — Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (“FTSOC”), the historical air-combat action game based on the events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons who flew combat in Southeast Asia during World War 2, launches today on Steam in 13 languages including English, German, Russian and Chinese.

Published and developed by Ace Maddox, FTSOC was created in Steam’s Early Access program allowing the development team to gather ongoing feedback from the game’s community while iterating, improving and adding new content and features to the game on a near-monthly basis for over a year and a half.

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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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