March 10, 2009
Three Moves Ahead Podcast To
Interview John Hawkins!
War Plan Pacific Developer To
Chat Up His Hit Wargame!
Three Moves Ahead, the amazing new
podcast created by strategy blogging giant Troy S. Goodfellow and featuring such
media luminaries as Tom Chick, Bruce Geryk, and Julian Murdoch as his co-hosts,
will talk with John Hawkins of KE Studios in an upcoming podcast slated for the
week of March 15. John Hawkins, developer of War Plan Pacific, will discuss that
game and the future of wargaming in what promises to be an exciting chat with
one of wargaming’s newest ascending stars.
Three Moves Ahead is a podcast
focusing entirely on strategy gaming, occasionally veering off into discussions
sparked by the genre, and has been readily welcomed by strategy gamers around
the world hungry for an intelligent discussion on their favorite games in
podcast format. For anyone unfamiliar with podcasts think a radio talk show,
except it’s on the Internet and anyone with access to a computer and a mike can
do it; no heavy-handed corporate sponsorship needed! Three Moves Ahead is
available both on iTunes and Liberated Syndication.
War Plan Pacific is a computer
wargame for Windows developed by KE Studios and published by Shrapnel Games.
Founded by John Hawkins, this is KE Studios first commercial title.
War Plan Pacific covers the entire
war in the Pacific during the Second World War from the initial Japanese assault
on the Allies and beyond. And while you may think that such a game must take
weeks or months to play you’d be wrong. By focusing on the grand strategic
nature befitting such a sweeping conflict of epic scope War Plan Pacific is able
to retain what really mattered in the war while making the game playable in a
single session. Yes, we said a single session.
Board game players familiar with
Fire In The Sky (MMP) and Victory In The Pacific (classic AH) will feel right at
home with War Plan Pacific, while wargamers in general can quickly embrace the
game’s digital board game feel. Eminently playable, users will enjoy commanding
individual ships, air groups, and amphibious groups as battles rage across the
Pacific. With multiple levels of victory and plenty of room for all types of
strategy-from the historical to the ones cooked up at three in the morning-to be
tried, War Plan Pacific is full of replayability. The fact editing scenarios is
as easy as editing text and the ability to play against other live opponents is
icing on this already scrumptious cake of wicked wargaming.
War Plan Pacific has received rave
reviews since its release in December. Highlights include Out of Eight awarding
it a 7 (out of eight, natch), the French site CyberStratege also awarding it an
8, and Gameshark giving it an A-. Jim Zabek of the Wargamer says it "…is
great. Addictive, accurate, fun, and fast – wargamers seeking light fare can’t
War Plan Pacific is available for
only $39.95, either in a physical safebox edition or as a direct download. For
more information on the game, to download the demo or the scenario editing
guide, or to purchase the game please visit its official product page.
Three Moves Ahead interview with
John Hawkins will be online the week of March 15th. For more information on
Three Moves Ahead please check out creator’s Troy S. Goodfellow’s blog, Flash of
Steel at http://www.flashofsteel.com.
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