This game is shaping up to be a really good historical 3D strategy title. It is set in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05. The link to the website is here Distant Guns and release looks imminent. Some key features:
State of the Art 3d Realtime game engine ? including multiple dynamic light sources on properly equipped systems. Play in full screen or windowed mode at any color depth or screen resolution your computer can support.
Huge game world ? Individual battles are fought in a 100km x 100km battle space, and you need never worry about falling off the map. If a battle nears the edge of the 3d battle space, the game instantly auto-generates a new one based on satellite data covering the entire Northwest Pacific region. In theory, a battle can last for days and hundreds or thousands of miles.
Individual ballistic resolution - every shell fired, from 37mm and up , including armor penetration calculations.
Dynamic lighting and weather changes during battles. Weather and lighting affect ship and weapon performance ? Heavy seas slow ships down, and interfere with the use of guns mounted near or below current wave heights.
3d Surround Sound - Full 3D Directional Battle and Environmental game sounds
Five Star Musical Score - A Rich original sound track created to enhanse a captivating gaming experience.
Total 3D Camera Control - Preset, User Set, and Free Form Camera settings allow total camera control, even when switching between ships.
Astronomical engine - tracks proper sun, moon position and phase for any location and instant during each battle.
Detailed 3d models of 248 historical ships, ranging in size from torpedo boats to battleships. Every significant weapon and critical location is placed exactly on each model. Armor is historically placed and rated for quality.
16 Player Multiplay - Play against up to 16 other players in LAN and internet multiplay, or against a challenging computer opponent. If players leave a multiplayer game, the computer opponent can take over for them.
Searchlights, mines, base defenses and shore batteries.
Extensive Navigation Assistance Logic, including automatic torpedo and collision avoidance, helps you keep your forces organized during a battle.
Shell Cam - Shells and torpedoes are visible on the way to their targets. Shell-cam allows you to see the battle as viewed from flying shells.
Automatic targeting of secondary weapons ? You don?t have to worry about manually retargeting to take care of close-in threats while engaging more critical targets at a distance.
Detailed resolution of damage and repairs, with crew based damage control, on-board flooding and fires.
Limited intelligence ? You only see enemy forces that can be seen from your own ships.
Scenarios cover seven historical battles, two historical variants, and one hypothetical battle. Experience the surprise night torpedo attack on Port Arthur. Play battles as small as single ship duels or as large as the climactic Battle of Tsushima.
Players? guide includes extensive ship reference and tutorial, and is included in MS Word, PDF and MS help formats.
Try before you buy ? Download the game and play the Battle of Ulsan scenario for up to thirty days, free! If you decide you want to play the full game, online registration is fast and easy.
Automatic updates ? The game automatically checks our servers for patches, updates and new battle scenarios, every time you play. If an update is available, you have the option of accepting it or continuing to play with your existing version.