Slitherine has launched another simulation game for the iPad. Instead of its typical war title the video game publisher has released Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager. The game allows players to take on the role of Director for either NASA or the Soviet Space Agency in the 1960s.
In the campaign mode players can choose to recreate the famous "space race" between the Cold War rivals, or play as the fictional Global Space Agency (GSA). The NASA vs.USSR campaign allows players to build their own space agency from the ground up by assembling a team of Scientists, Engineers, Technicians (SET), Flight Controllers and Flight Crews. Players can also recreate famous space programs and launch missions such as the Sputnik satellite, and manage other aspects of their space agency while dealing with political pressure to beat their rival to the Moon.
It has been a great few weeks for strategy game fans, especially those who enjoy playing tactical war simulations on their iPad. Several games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg have recently been released to the App Store, and video game publisher Slitherine has just launched a second title today. Vietnam...'65 is another war strategy game from the creators of Battle Academy. This time players must win the trust of the local population by waging a counter-insurgency against the Vietcong.
The game promises to "capture the true essence of the Vietnam War" by featuring a "Hearts and Minds" victory condition where players are tasked with keeping the support of the American people back home. Players must win a political victory while coordinating ground troops and carrying out airmobile operations to stop the North Vietnamese Army from "unifying North Vietnam with the South under communist rule."
Slitherine, the publisher of Battle Academy, has released a new strategy title for the iPad called Hell: Fight for Gilrand. In Hell, players can choose to command the Order of Radiance or an army of demons as they battle for control of the fantasy realm Gilrand. The game features easy to use touch controls for the iPad, but it is not an easy title to master, according to Pocket Gamer.
One does not simply walk into Gilrand... Players must outsmart their opponents by using a variety of strategic maneuvers and magical spells to earn bonuses that give them an advantage in battle. The game features different units and support units with their own special abilities and attacks for players to use. The official App Store description lists "paladins and flying gryphon riders to demonic hellions and hellhounds" as some of the available units. Troops also gain experience for successful attacks and defense, and earn bonuses for terrain advantages and morale.