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Digital Gaming => Computer Wargaming => Topic started by: Grim.Reaper on November 01, 2018, 02:52:10 AM

Title: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 01, 2018, 02:52:10 AM
have this on my ipad but havenít played much, just hard for me to play these types of games not on pc.  but always got good reviews.  looks like kickstarter to bring it to pc....i am in

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787937257/carrier-battles-4-desktop
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: jomni on November 01, 2018, 06:05:00 AM
Never heard of this. Uncommon Valor Lite?
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Rekim on November 01, 2018, 06:15:06 AM
It is Carrier (Victory Games)
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: rocketman on November 01, 2018, 07:17:39 AM
I have played it on and off since release and I must say I'm impressed with the dedication of the dev. Continuous improvements and fixes. The game is more advanced than meets the eye as damage to ships are detailed under the hood. So far the best complex war game on iPad IMO. Nice thing is that the UI isn't that complicated so the game strikes a nice balance between complexity and accessability.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: bobarossa on November 01, 2018, 08:10:57 AM
I'd like to know if the multiplayer was cross-platform or not.  Doesn't say in write-up (althought I see multiplayer is the first strectch goal). 

Also of interest, the team includes Phillipe Thibaut (formerly of AGEOD) for Graphics and Historical Research.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Sir Slash on November 01, 2018, 08:26:25 AM
FINALLY, a really good game for my I-Pad my wife bought me last Christmas.  O0
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 01, 2018, 10:16:08 AM
Been playing it on my phone for quite a while now and occasionally chatting with Cyril via email.  Itís a decent little war game. Iím in for a new version with sound.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: DennisS on November 01, 2018, 05:51:57 PM
It is Carrier (Victory Games)

This does play like Carrier! by Victory Games, all the way down to level 1 through 4 intelligence.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on November 01, 2018, 07:02:32 PM
Yup
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: jomni on November 01, 2018, 07:17:28 PM
It is Carrier (Victory Games)

I played that.  Now I'm interested.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Toonces on November 01, 2018, 07:22:52 PM
Man, these guys took my idea!  This was going to be my retirement project.   :-\
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Sir Slash on November 01, 2018, 08:41:58 PM
Oh Well, back to your original idea of the Four-person Surfboard.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Grim.Reaper on November 03, 2018, 05:36:03 PM
I wonder if this will make its goal....several days in and still about $20k away....usually the early days of the kickstarter is when you see the biggest push.....fingers crossed.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: joram on November 03, 2018, 08:41:14 PM
It's a great ipad game
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: smittyohio on November 04, 2018, 07:51:24 AM
I wish someone would reprint this game... I am still kicking myself for giving it away years ago...  What was I thinking?   :idiot2:
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 04, 2018, 08:59:49 AM
I wish someone would reprint this game... I am still kicking myself for giving it away years ago...  What was I thinking?   :idiot2:

Don't beat yourself up...hindsight is 20/20.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Toonces on November 04, 2018, 09:02:44 AM
Gary (GJK) has the rights to sell a beautiful print and play version.  Check the Carrier thread in the Wargaming sub-forum for details.   O0
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: RedArgo on November 04, 2018, 11:39:02 AM
Well, I backed it, because I don't learn from past mistakes.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: bobarossa on November 26, 2018, 08:43:20 AM
Just pledged.  Only 11 days to go.  Hope some of you fencesitters join in and back this.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Bladerunner on November 30, 2018, 02:16:22 PM
61% and one week to go  :o

More screenshot
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/433/657/2b278e1024557fd6f81430b05d38d2c2_original.gif?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543601928&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=46cbaf2fdb2a1e6b1eb1e79a96f60d82)
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/417/575/4cace9fa99dd53a14e007231d2094345_original.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543469495&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=5f37d1b05024f7d893e885fd467a6fae)
(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/417/577/dfc8db31a56f46bd82d93a7da4270d13_original.PNG?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543469509&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=9a9bb6e1771dfb496d48399d9b2c27ac)
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Toonces on November 30, 2018, 06:46:06 PM
Alright, it looks like creating Tokyo Express for PC is going to have to be my retirement plan now.

None of you guys better steal my idea!   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Sir Slash on November 30, 2018, 08:49:48 PM
Not me man. I used to know a Japanese girl the guys all called 'Tokyo Express'. Can't imagine why though.  ::)
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: besilarius on December 01, 2018, 06:18:23 AM
Toonces. if you're really planning on Tokyo Express, Jack Greene of Quarterdeck Games, is semir-retired and on Facebook.  There probably isn't another person in the gaming community, who knows more about the Solomons Campaign. 
You should pick his brains.
Also, a new book, The Gun Club, gives a great account of the destroyer Duncan at the Battle of Cape Esperance.
(The only caveat is the author's father died at the battle.  He is unrealistically harsh on Admiral Norman Scott, I think.)
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Bladerunner on December 01, 2018, 04:18:28 PM
Good luck with Tokyo Express
I owned the game but actually never played it
I feel Carrier less difficult to step in
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Millipede on December 02, 2018, 10:10:41 AM
With 5 days left there's only around $6000 (27%-28%) to go. Hoping, hoping, hoping...
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Bladerunner on December 02, 2018, 12:53:34 PM
There is actually simple ways to increase the pot
Consider high pledges or just look at the latest add-ons

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/446/158/4a7ea68893dbd8d5f144c84b70b429e8_original.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543743873&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=2929216963be5b59e9ae026fa2364e53)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/446/177/3bf8c54f47f1da1e4f8ef008a35c439a_original.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543744192&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=f80d2a64cf6c74229755f3d052873b85)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/446/320/d000f97c7c8941f3e283b51e39bbaf39_original.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543746762&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=447d3f94149cdb1d09054289d0977188)
(In addition , you get the Coral Sea scenario for free if you buy the War Across the World)
https://avalon-digital.com/en/shop (https://avalon-digital.com/en/shop)

(https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/023/411/938/0f214a80ee06fb49f29fe63a2b780767_original.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1543428407&auto=format&gif-q=50&lossless=true&s=7fa40aded3ab136184679ec1a7d021da)

A bit less than 5 days to go and 73%
Come on guys !
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: RedArgo on December 02, 2018, 07:46:42 PM
I upped my pledge by $11 to about $56, hope they make it.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: em2nought on December 02, 2018, 07:49:04 PM
I had to go look up some of my logins in order to post about this kickstarter everyplace I could think of.  Good luck.  Hoping to send some "Japanese" to Iron Bottom Sound soon.  :-"
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: berto on December 05, 2018, 06:44:36 AM
I kicked in, at the 20 Euros pledge.

51 hours to go!
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Vintage Dude on December 05, 2018, 08:21:07 AM
I also kicked in at the 20 euros level. I hope they succeed.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Millipede on December 05, 2018, 11:53:41 AM
~$3400 to go in the next 46 hours.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: bbmike on December 05, 2018, 03:05:49 PM
~$3400 to go in the next 46 hours.

 :(
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2018, 04:48:58 PM
~$3400 to go in the next 46 hours.

 :(

Yeah, it's tough going. Most people pledged at the 20 euro 'Commander' level and that was only 153 people so far. It'll take at least another 124 people at that level to make it. Either that, or two 'Secretaries of the Navy' and three 'Fleet Admirals'.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: challerain on December 05, 2018, 09:10:11 PM
Call me Mr Carrier Airgroup Commander!
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Millipede on December 05, 2018, 09:35:22 PM
$2300 more with 37 hours to go. That's $1100 in the last 9 hours.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: kondor999 on December 05, 2018, 10:40:35 PM
Let's put this over the top!  This game is AMAZING on iOS and the PC version looks even better.  I really want to try this with a mouse.

Seriously - this is easily the best wargame on the subject I've played.  Fantastic balance of UI elegance, depth, complexity and historical accuracy.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: JudgeDredd on December 05, 2018, 11:43:49 PM
I am just toooooooo sceptical of a game developed for iOS turning into a good, deep PC game.

I'm on the wings waiting for your impressions when it's out.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 06, 2018, 03:15:13 AM
i havenít been part of too many kickstarter campaigns and the ones i have either succeeded greatly or failed miserably.   this one is close.  if the campaign fails even by a small amount, is there anyway the game continues? just seems odd that if it misses by $100 the developer wouldnít still have the means to continue but maybe that is how it works.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: bobarossa on December 06, 2018, 08:49:23 AM
i havenít been part of too many kickstarter campaigns and the ones i have either succeeded greatly or failed miserably.   this one is close.  if the campaign fails even by a small amount, is there anyway the game continues? just seems odd that if it misses by $100 the developer wouldnít still have the means to continue but maybe that is how it works.

If it misses by $100 he gets nothing (and we don't get charged).  This isn't GoFundMe.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: RedArgo on December 06, 2018, 01:55:36 PM
$840 to go with 20 hours left, somebody take one for the team!  :D
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: rocketman on December 06, 2018, 02:21:18 PM
I upped my pledge with another 10 euro. More of those little additions can make a difference. I have the game on iOS and I don't think people will be disappointed if the Kickstarter is successful.
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Millipede on December 06, 2018, 02:31:49 PM
Only $40/hour and SUCCESS!
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: Grim.Reaper on December 06, 2018, 03:41:00 PM
Looks like it made it....
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: bbmike on December 06, 2018, 04:12:05 PM
(http://aarcentral.com/emoti/clap.gif)
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: bobarossa on December 07, 2018, 07:42:46 PM
Made it!  Now if it's not any good we hang Rocketman for leading us astray!   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: carrier battles kickstarter for pc
Post by: rocketman on December 08, 2018, 06:48:30 AM
Made it!  Now if it's not any good we hang Rocketman for leading us astray!   :knuppel2:
:buck2:  :wow:  :'(