May 13, 2011 in Games (F)
[prMac.com] Graz, Austria - Bitmen Studios' first title for the iPhone and iPad, Air Force vs Luftwaffe 1.0.7, is a visually appealing fast-paced action game set in the World War II theme. "We wanted to create game that stands out from the mass of $0.99 bulk commodity." says Mark. "We invested a lot of time into the visuals, but we have invested even more into gameplay. The game has its own physics engine providing an enjoyable flight experience. Our team made sure that the controls are responsive to support the fast-paced nature of the game."
"Air Force vs Luftwaffe took us roughly six months to polish to a state that meets our quality standards. ", says Tim, Art Director at Bitmen Studios, "We've really invested quite some effort into the visuals and stereo sounds. It looks great on the iPhone but it is absolutely amazing on the iPad."
"During the design of the game, we had to decide whether we wanted to create a simulation or an action game. ", says Ben, lead programmer at Bitmen Studios, "We think that gaming should be about fun and therefore, whenever we had to decide between realism and making the game even more fun, we were opting for fun."
"We wasted five generations of AI engines till we were happy with the fighter AI and have conducted a lot of usability tests to maximize the fun factor. Feedback from beta testers was very favorable and which makes us pretty confident that we have created a polished, distinct quality title we can be proud of."
In Air Force vs Luftwaffe, players can join either the Allies or Axis and play a series of campaigns set in World War II. The game features 16 beautifully rendered airplanes including most famous airplanes from World War II like the Supermarine Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, Messerschmitt Me109 or Focke Wulf Fw190. Players must complete missions and gain experience points which can be used to purchase upgrades for their airplanes.
Whenever a player gains a new rank, then he will unlock a new plane. There are twelve fighters to unlock. However, the new plane does not replace the existing one but all unlocked planes accompany the squadron leader during his missions. Content-wise, Air Force vs Luftwaffe features a wide variety of missions ranging from intense dogfights, interception, escorts, bombing runs, attacks on ships, airfield strafing and many more. There are lot of different scenarios, ranging from the North African Campaign to the Battle of Britain.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later
* 18.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Air Force vs Luftwaffe 1.0.7 is $1.99 USD for iPhone and $2.99 USD for iPad (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
The core team members of Bitmen Studios have all been in the gaming market in the late 80ies but during the big IT boom in the 90ies most members have wandered off to other IT domains. Now, we're back because we at Bitmen Studios are all passionate gamers and we want to live our passion. Bitmen Studios is currently a small independent developer but we have high quality standards to make sure our games stand out from the bulk commodities you can find on the App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Bitmen Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.