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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:


09-18-2013, 03:02 AM
#2
just saw this. Seems to be another 4X. Anyone heard about it? Interface seems to be very cluttered, but I like the graphics style.

09-18-2013, 04:53 AM
#3
Is this a turn based or RTS?

Scale? Strategic? Operational or tactical?

I can't make heads or tails of the app description and pictures.
09-18-2013, 05:19 AM
#4
A couple of articles from Pocket Tactics for your information:

http://pockettactics.com/2013/09/11/...o-ipad-monday/

http://pockettactics.com/2013/09/17/...ches-for-ipad/

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09-18-2013, 06:19 AM
#5
I watched the video. Thanks for the link. I guess not my cup of tea...
09-18-2013, 09:22 AM
#6
Joined: May 2013
Location: Nr Cairns Australia
Posts: 100
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.
09-18-2013, 09:47 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,946
Looks ok, I might check it out somewhere down the line as I already have quite a few 4X games, even though this one lacks the exploring factor.

Last edited by ojtitus; 09-18-2013 at 10:36 AM.
09-18-2013, 10:07 AM
#8
Quote:
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.
Harpoon? If so, I may have to get Tactical Space Command, but the video I fast forwarded through made it seem like Spaceward Ho where the player just keeps building ships...
09-21-2013, 10:54 AM
#10
Downloading...

Download size: 8MB
Installed size: 8.2MB

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 09-21-2013 at 11:07 AM.