Radio Commander from Serious Sim studio launches today on PC (Steam). You are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War. You will be carrying a heavy burden as your mission is to coordinate military operations taking place between 1965 and 1968.
But this is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tokens and notes.
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Missions are preceded by a film introduction, and during the tasks we get to know the members of our team better. Player will often face difficult decisions, on which the future will depend. He will decide the fate of his soldiers and how important a human life is. Troops are not just pawns moving on the map. They are complicated, multi-layered human beings, center of hundred of original dialogues and scenarios to discover. And it will take more than one approach to know them all.
While following the story is important, the player still has a job to do. As the commander, he operates from his tent, using only a radio and a map. He listens to the reports and shots calls. Just like radio commanders used to do back in the days.
Player will take under his command units of infantry, air cavalry, field artillery or air support. While player must rely on reports, there is a hidden, deep and complex simulation taking place in a background, with each unit described by a set of statistics, such as morale or stamina. And it all matters on the battlefield.
Radio Commander features:
★ 9 campaign missions – each mission can be completed in many different ways
★ 15 unit types, including: infantry, evac choppers, gunships, field artillery, aerial reconnaissance, armored personnel carriers M113 and napalm-carrying F4 Phantom jets. Each unit is described by a unique set of statistics and communicates with commander using a different voice
★ Full voice-over
★ Over 200 dialogue blocks used to construct radio messages
★ Over 600 story dialogues between units and the commander
★ Voice recognition – player can use his voice to command the units
★ 3 difficulty presets – Story Mode (Easy), Commander Mode, Veteran Mode (hard) and various difficulty settings. Player can change the options to customize his experience ★ Replay Mode – after the mission is finished, player can see the recording of his struggle with all the unit visible
★ Custom Missions Editor and Sandbox Mode – players can make their own scenarios, share them and test everything they came up with.
Radio Commander is out on October 10th 2019 on PC by a publisher Games Operators.