"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


We’re happy to announce that FTSOC’s control-system has been overhauled and upgraded: meet the ICARUS patch! Many new options, including “simulation-style” PITCH, ROLL and YAW controls have been implemented. In addition, we’ve added a few more features such horizontal and vertical “auto-stabilizators” to further improve the original ARCADE flying style. A free-roaming “Panoramic Camera” feature has also been implemented, so if you play on mouse you can simply hold MMB to look around (and if you’re playing on KEYBOARD, just move the mouse to activate the Panoramic Camera). Read More →


Today’s Steam content update deserves a special mention on the Ace Maddox blog.

We’re proud to introduce another action-packed campaign mission, TIGERS IN THE GORGE, based on the events that took place in China during the Battle of the Salween River in May 1942. Of course, that’s not all, since we’ve also added more skins for the Japanese A6M2 “Zero” and Ki-27 “Nate” fighters, including a fictional Luftwaffe paint-job as well as one camouflage from the Thailand Air Force (Thailand was sort of occupied by Japan at the time, JFYI). Read More →


Air-combat action game re-enacts air-battles of American pilots who secretly flew combat for China in the Far East during World War 2, available on Steam Early Access in the immediate.

Sweden, August 19, 2015 — Developer Ace Maddox today announced its air-combat action game FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA is available on Steam. The Early Access release offers a polished subset of content and features for both single- and multiplayer modes, and includes a decent number of maps and aircraft (with about a third of the single player campaign already completed).

Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/365810/
Price: $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99 (launch discount 20% off)
Gameplay Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eFQ59GJ4pc
Website: AirCombatAction.com

Swoop the skies of Southeast Asia as FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA re-creates a diverse set of historical air-battles including the Japanese Christmas-raids on Rangoon, the Flying Tigers’ first combat over Kunming in China, Battle of the Salween Gorge, flying the “Hump” over the Himalayas, Invasion of Malaya and more. Read More →


Historical air-combat action game to re-create air-battles of American pilots secretly flying combat for China in World War 2.

Sweden, March 27, 2015 — Ace Maddox today announced FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, an air-combat action game for PC based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of WW2.

Reveal Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRXuO6geslQ
PressKit: PressKit_Flying_Tigers_Screens_etc.zip
VideoKit: VideoKit_Flying_Tigers_Reveal_Teaser.zip
Website: AirCombatAction.com

Get ready to swoop the skies of Southeast Asia as FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA reawakens a diverse set of historical WW2 air-battles, including the Japanese Christmas-raids on Rangoon in 1941, the Flying Tigers’ first combat over Kunming in China, the Battle of the Salween Gorge, “Hump” escort missions over the Himalayas, the Invasion of Malaya, and the Japanese conquest of Burma, to name a few. Read More →

We’re live!

Happy to welcome you all to Ace Maddox and our upcoming air-combat action game’s — Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China — presence on the world wide web.

We’d also like to assure you our site was built with a minimum of casualties by several talented PoWs, probably not entirely unlike the circumstances that old bridge over Kwai was constructed (a fact that should come as no surprise to budding game developers).

Feel free to return here occassionally, as we’ll be posting a updates etc while moving along to finish up the game. Get ’em pilot gloves ready, and enjoy the spectacle.

Ace Maddox

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