“LINGUA FRANCA” update live now on Steam as Early Access title FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA prepares for multi-lingual releaseJanuary 12, 2017
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;
- Strings: Finalized English-language strings in preparation for translation and the upcoming multi-lingual/international release.
- Performance: 3D-renderer now optimized for low-end PCs, circa +30% more efficient occlusion culling, resulting in lower stress on bandwidth.
- UX: New default. Players can now toggle the free-roaming Panoramic Camera by holding Left ALT and moving the mouse to look around (if playing on MOUSE+KEYBOARD, for example).
- GUI: Updated text-system for multi-player lobby and console/log output strings.
- Aircraft: Implemented cockpits for amphibious fighter planes A6M2-N “Rufe” and SC-1 “Seahawk”.
- Audio/Music: Updated multiplayer lobby, mission result, and main theme tracks.
Check out the recently released screenshots via the EPK below.
About Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China
Currently in Early Access, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (acronym: FTSOC) is a historical air-combat action game based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of World War 2 (and the Second Sino-Japanese War). Secretly recruited under President Roosevelt’s authority, the Flying Tigers were officially known as the “American Volunteer Group” and was largely the invention of retired military tactician and US-China airman Claire Lee Chennault.
About The Second Sino-Japanese War
The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 – September 9, 1945) was a military conflict fought primarily between the nationalist Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from 1937 to 1945 (the First Sino-Japanese War happened in 1894–95).
About Ace Maddox
Specializing in air-combat action games, Ace Maddox is an independent game developer head-quartered in Sweden. Its distributed development team shares a wild interest in combat aviation and arcade games, and is formed by industry veterans with backgrounds in the games, digital media and music industries. Visit AceMaddox.com for more info or follow @AirCombatAction on Twitter.