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App description: "This game is epic" - iDownloadBlog "Easily one of the smoothest playing RTS experiences that can be had on the iPhone" - 148Apps Play 21 campaign missions with an intriguing story in this real time strategy game, build over 130 different types of units and technologies, enjoy unlimited random map skirmishes with many customizable settings, dominate in network multiplayer with friends!

"This control scheme really shines" - Pocket Tactics

"Machines at War 3 is all about the action, and the game coats it in an engaging 21-mission campaign with unique objectives." - Mac|Life

"Machines at War 3 is an example of how to make touch screen controls work for an RTS game." - 148Apps

"Every fibre screams homage to the retro RTS games we grew up on" - Gamegrin

"Normally you can't access beard tech like that until the end of the the tree." - Pocket Tactics


Features:

Build over 130 different types of units and technologies
Rescue the Omicron Initiative in 21 missions
Play unlimited random map skirmishes
Conquer four friends in online multiplayer combat
Dominate with seven awesome RTS mega units
Deploy a full arsenal of infantry, aircraft, naval, and ground forces


The story:

You investigate a secluded military lab and find something horribly wrong! All of the scientists are missing and the facility is ransacked. Years of research and top secret classified experiments are no where to be found.

The missing scientists, known as the Omicron Initiative, are responsible for developing new technologies. The only clue to their disappearance is a mysterious text message reading "we were forced to do it". The team's disappearance threatens the secrecy of it's research, which could potentially put your country into a chaotic panic. Now there's only one person who can rescue the Omicron Initiative and protect its secret technology from falling into the wrong hands.

In 21 real time strategy missions you'll race across the world to find out who, or what, is responsible for the team's disappearance. You'll command and conquer over 130 different types of RTS units ranging from infantry and ships to giant modern mega units.

After honing your skills in the campaign, fire up a random map and experience insane real time strategy battles! Choose your nation and test your mettle in online multiplayer or conquer some AI opponents offline. Many adjustable options ensure every game is unique. Want to play with only ground units? Make the victory condition the death of a specific unit? The options are limitless!

It's time to arm up and get in the war!


Behind the Game:

Hello, my name is James, I'm an indie developer and programmed 100% of Machines at War 3 over the last two and a half years! It was quite the undertaking and I almost gave up several times, but through bad times and good, I'm excited this real time strategy game is done! I hope you enjoy it and if so please let me know, sometimes when things are tough an email or review from a customer really helps. Game on!


Works on all devices:

iPad 1 2 3 4 Mini
iPhone 3GS 4 4S 5 5C 5S
iPod Touch 2G 3G 4G 5G
Multiplayer is not supported on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G & 3G, all other devices are fully supported.
It reminds many real time strategy gamers of command and conquer, starfront, and similar RTS elements as autumn dynasty, modern war, and war of nations.


Press Reviews:

"Machines at War 3 has a variety unmatched by other RTS titles." - Nizulo

"The number of units that can be created is staggering" - Armchair General

"You won't want to pass this game up" - iDownloadBlog

"It's incredibly easy to get into, thanks to easy to set up games and straightforward gameplay." - Joyviews

"An assault helicopter above, exploding, and a little trooper in a teal jumpsuit parachuting out. Maybe a nice visual touch in another game. Here? Well, shucks to that 'copter. You've got another pair of boots on the ground and a forward position to secure." - Pocket Tactics

Sanuku's comments:


10-02-2013, 05:56 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
I'll leave some impressions later on tonight after I've had a chance to play this, but the previous land sea air warfare was a great RTS game so I'm expecting this to be pretty cool.

10-02-2013, 06:01 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,432
Have said that I'll buy this game. And now, I do this promise.

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10-02-2013, 09:11 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,322
Woot, multiplayer! Already have this downloaded. Expecting it to be good. RTS ftw.
10-02-2013, 09:25 AM
#5
Joined: May 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 235
anyone confirm if its retina or not?

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10-02-2013, 09:26 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
Gotta say that I really appreciate the added buttons on the left side of the screen so I have fast access to making groups, pausing, grid mode, and game speed. It also means I can keep my right hand focused on controlling units
10-02-2013, 10:01 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
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anyone confirm if its retina or not?
Not sure about retina (as graphics never really bother me) but here's a screen shot from my iPad4.

Haven't played enough yet but so far it's looking pretty cool as expected.
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10-02-2013, 10:08 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,590
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Not sure about retina (as graphics never really bother me) but here's a screen shot from my iPad4.

Haven't played enough yet but so far it's looking pretty cool as expected.
Instabuy LASW was amazing. Prolly no Chopper RUSHES anymore though.

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10-02-2013, 10:14 AM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6,714
I've played most the tutorial just to see if anything's changed in terms of units and resource management. Seems everything's about the same, except with infantry, prettier visuals, a story-based campaign, and online multi (which is huge!).

The UI is greatly improved too! I can't stress now much easier it is to see critical information and have units/buildings do stuff with less taps. I don't like this static-y filter that unit voices have now, though.

It's still super easy to build up your economy (which was half the fun from games like AoE) but I guess that allows you to focus more on the combat.

This evening I'll sit down with it for a bit longer and give more detailed imps. Also can't wait to whoop everyone online!
10-02-2013, 12:00 PM
#10
Joined: May 2010
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 295
The resources are the same (credits and energy), but the scale of gathering them has changed a lot, more emphasis is placed on Spec Mines now, and going to Tech 2 and 3 doesn't ramp up nearly as much in credits, which will hopefully lead to more interesting battles and play as Spec Mines are more important.

I'm glad you're liking the UI, the iPad still has a lot of room left and I'm considering adding more buttons, such as: create another unit, bookmark places on the landscape, quickly chat sayings, etc. I'm waiting to see what players want.


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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
I've played most the tutorial just to see if anything's changed in terms of units and resource management. Seems everything's about the same, except with infantry, prettier visuals, a story-based campaign, and online multi (which is huge!).

The UI is greatly improved too! I can't stress now much easier it is to see critical information and have units/buildings do stuff with less taps. I don't like this static-y filter that unit voices have now, though.

It's still super easy to build up your economy (which was half the fun from games like AoE) but I guess that allows you to focus more on the combat.

This evening I'll sit down with it for a bit longer and give more detailed imps. Also can't wait to whoop everyone online!

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