Drive on Moscow is the next strategic wargame for the iPad being developed by the great team at Shenandoah Studio. Shenandoah are the developers of the superb Battle of the Bulge iPad wargame and they plan to develop a whole series of turn-based strategy games for the iPad. Their titles are designed in a way that makes them a lot like an old-school wargame played as a board game, but taking full advantage of the iPad in creating a new generation of these games.
This week Shenandoah has released their Drive on Moscow Design Diary 2, in which the game’s designer discusses using the game system from Battle of the Bulge and all the ways he has adapted and modified it to make it more appropriate for the Eastern Front campaigns that are involved in Drive on Moscow.
They’ve also offered up a few more early game screenshots – like the one shown above. I love seeing these shots that show the larger scale of this upcoming game.
Hopefully we’ll see Drive on Moscow released before the end of this year.
Real Racing 3 for iPad has been updated again this week – to Version 1.3.5. The item listed last on the change list is the most interesting feature for me:
iOS 7 compatibility and bug fixes – Full support for the latest version of iOS alongside fixes for a number of reported issues.
The Real Racing series has always been right in the vanguard of early supporters for new generations of iOS and of important new iOS features. They were the first game I can recall that really took advantage of AirPlay Mirrorring when it came out. It’s good to see that the game is among the first to offer iOS 7 support.
The rest of this update is mostly focused on the addition of 7 new Porsche models.
Celebrate 50 years of one of motorsport’s most legendary vehicles! Real Racing 3’s garage expands with the addition of seven generations of the Porsche 911.
• New cars – Seven new Porsche including the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (1972), the 911 GT2 (2003), and the brand new 911 RSR (2013).
• New Series – Compete against a grid of masterfully engineered Porsche sports cars in the illustrious 50 Years of 911 Series.
• VIP Delivery – New options for instant car deliveries and upgrades to help you get on the track faster.
Real Racing is one of the best racing games for iPad, and staying on top of updates and iOS updates is one of the things that keeps it in that group.
Ancient Battle: Rome is the latest iPad wargame app from Hunted Cow Studios – makers of the excellent Civil War: 1863 iPad wargame. This new game is the first one of this type that I can recall seeing that’s focused on an ancient era and in particular on Julius Caesar’s campaigns.
Here’s a slice of the game’s introduction and a little detail on some of the epic battles it covers:
Included in the initial release is ‘Caesars campaign in Gaul’ culminating in the classic siege of Alesia, and the campaign between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, including the battle of Pharsalus.
You can also purchase additional campaigns, of the invasion of Brittania with the highlight of Queen Boudicca’s demise at the battle of Verulamum, and Germania with the Roman massacre at Teutoburger Wald.
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Drive on Moscow is the next iPad wargame coming soon from Shenandoah Studio – makers of the fantastic Battle of the Bulge iPad wargame that was one of our picks for the Best iPad Apps of 2012.
It’s only been a couple of weeks since Drive of Moscow was announced, but it looks like development of the game is storming along like the German army before winter set in.
Shenandoah has posted the first Design Diary entry for it on their blog, focused on the order of battle for Drive on Moscow. The diary post includes some early stage game screens / game art. The post is a great read in itself and gives some insight into all the hard work and research that goes into these titles.
And the game screen images are great to see of course. You can definitely notice the larger number of units available here, as compared to Battle of the Bulge.
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it until Drive on Moscow is released – I can’t wait to play this game.
Check out the first Drive on Moscow design diary when you have a chance.
The excellent Civil War: 1863 iPad game has been updated this week, to Version 1.5.
This latest update to the game adds one new purchasable campaign. The new Leviathan campaign is one where you’re in command of the Confederate forces and offers 8 missions.
The new campaign is available via In-App purchase for $0.99.
I did a review of Civil War: 1863 last year and was very impressed with it. Here’s just a little slice of what I had to say about the game:
I’ve become a huge fan of this game over the course of the last few weeks. I’ve played it a whole lot – playing nearly all the missions in all the available free and paid-for campaigns at all three difficulty levels. Like a good book, I find this game quite hard to put down.
The game continues to get regular updates and new campaigns, making for more good hours of gameplay.
Here’s an App Store link for Civil War: 1863; it’s priced at $1.99.