App description: Organize ships into task forces. Give your ships and task forces orders. Promote and assign officers to command your ships, stations and task forces. Allocate production. Customize your research focus. Take that rock or die trying. Smash any planetary defenses that get in your way. Bring death and bitter defeat to all that oppose you.

(Tactical Space Command is only an abstract tactical space combat simulation. No lifeforms were harmed in the making of this game; all civilian and military casualties are merely simulated. Past performance does not guarantee total victory, offer void in partial vacuum. Do not break glass, there is no emergency.)

Praise for Tactical Space Command:

"Tactical Space Command is all about substance... TSC is a uniquely complex game on iPad, one that is very rewarding." [4 out of 5 stars] Kelsey Rinella, Pocket Tactics [also named one of Pocket Tactics' Games of the Month for September 2013]

"...deep, rich, and complex..." Tom Slayton, MobileTechReview

"...almost overwhelming in terms of both depth and reward." Matt Sainsbury, Digitally Downloaded

About the game:

Tactical Space Command (TSC) is an abstract space combat command simulation where you are in command of a fleet, delegating orders to the ships and task forces under your command and monitoring your fleet's progress via a combat Information system style interface.

TSC includes a variety of scenarios with different challenges for the player, but the basic goal of the game is to capture all enemy planets and asteroids while defending your own from attack. In the game, you can:

Organize ships into task forces and assign formations.
Give a wide range of orders to your task forces and independent ships.
Promote and assign officers to command your ships, stations and task forces (or let the computer handle that for you).
Allocate planetary production to build ships and defense stations.
Customize your research focus.
Capture enemy planets and asteroids while defending your own from enemy assault.
Interdict enemy shipping to cripple enemy production while protecting your own shipping from attack.
Customize event notifications to keep track of game events.
Create your own custom scenarios and share them with other players.

TSC takes full advantage of high resolution displays to deliver sharp vector graphics, and includes an option for an alternate color palette for red-green colorblind players. It also includes a tutorial, gameplay tips and help for every screen and selection to help ease beginning players into the game.

TouchArcade Bot's comments:


01-03-2014, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by eugenemcardle View Post
A tactical RTS/Turn based space sim. Others have said it resembles the old Harpoon naval sims, and it does. I loved those games and spent many hours with them. Early days but I love it so far. Reminds me also of the old Space Empire games, especially SEIII.
Now that's a game i would love to get on iPad. Loved that harpoon game would pay for that one. Please someone bring the harpoon game to iOS.
01-03-2014, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jForsythe View Post
Now that's a game i would love to get on iPad. Loved that harpoon game would pay for that one. Please someone bring the harpoon game to iOS.
Forget Harpoon. CMANO (Command: Modern Naval/Air Operations) is where naval wargaming is at nowadays. It is a Harpoon that actually works. A good fit for iPad, as it just works too.

01-04-2014, 06:23 AM
#23
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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
Forget Harpoon. CMANO (Command: Modern Naval/Air Operations) is where naval wargaming is at nowadays. It is a Harpoon that actually works. A good fit for iPad, as it just works too.
Tell that to Matrix Games...I am sure they will charge it handsomely and I don't mind paying.

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01-04-2014, 08:06 AM
#24
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Tell that to Matrix Games...I am sure they will charge it handsomely and I don't mind paying.
Me too. I also want those Gary Grisby monster wargames, Uncommon Valor and War in The Pacific. Isn't Matrix Games part of Slitherine or the other way round?
01-04-2014, 10:21 PM
#25
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Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
Me too. I also want those Gary Grisby monster wargames, Uncommon Valor and War in The Pacific. Isn't Matrix Games part of Slitherine or the other way round?
If I am not mistaken, Matrix Game pushlishes and developes games, and it is the publisher of Slitherine.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
01-05-2014, 12:26 AM
#26
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
If I am not mistaken, Matrix Game pushlishes and developes games, and it is the publisher of Slitherine.
Hmm, didn't Slitherine claim that Gary Grisby's World at War was being ported? It is a convulated mess.
03-03-2014, 04:21 AM
#27
Back on topic, Tactical Space Command has been updated to version 1.2 and now includes a scenario editor.

This is a great game folks.

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