September 12, 2016 // tag(s): news, press release
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 →
June 23, 2016 // tag(s): news
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 →
May 31, 2016 // tag(s): news
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 →
April 8, 2016 // tag(s): news
Today’s update adds Chinese and Russian voices to free flight, multiplayer and dogfight modes, plus new aircraft such as the P-51D “Six-Shooter” Mustang and its natural adversary the Ki-84 “Frank”. Also in is the Russian I-16 Polikarpov (surely obsolete by 1940s standards, but decidedly fun to fly!). Read More →
March 24, 2016 // tag(s): news
A recap of the 0.9.2.1 “Rocket Lightning Spin” Steam Update, video at the bottom. Read More →
February 9, 2016 // tag(s): news
We’ve just made Steam Trading Cards available for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China! Steam Trading Cards are virtual cards earned just by playing, and can be turned into game badges and tradable Steam community items. Read More →
January 29, 2016 // tag(s): news
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 →
November 7, 2015 // tag(s): news
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 →
August 19, 2015 // tag(s): news, press release
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
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 →
March 27, 2015 // tag(s): news, press release
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
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 →