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App description: Flank and charge with friends! Simple, fun and rich with tactical options. Musket Smoke is a turn-based, war game with an unusually interactive UI allowing for enormous tactical options. Smoke, artillery, cavalry charges, morale and flanking. Its all here and dead simple to play.

Features:

Take turns online, with friends, asynchronously.
Solo training skirmish maps with AI.
Online campaign - the core feature.
Pass n Play.
Full replay for online matches.
Competitive ELO like leaderboards.
Manual, tutorial, help video.
Universal app. Swap between iPhone and iPad as you play online.

Musket Smoke is a tactical online turn based war game. It supports both single player and multi player but the competitive asynchronous matches are the primary focus. The board game design was 'inspired by' Napoleonic warfare but streamlines it to be fast and furious, optimized for online play. This is a people first war game with a focus on usability and visually rich tactical options.

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What people are saying about Musket Smoke:

(US) Hands down the most fun game I have played on the iPad period. Im a sucker for historical wargames and musket smoke is one of the best I have played virtual or otherwise. I enjoy it so much, I plan on making some chits and buying a hex board to play it on table top!

(Canada) One of the best strategy titles available for the iPad. Immense amounts of strategy, replayability and detail. One of the few must have titles of strategy gamers

(Ireland) This is the first game that have regularly played online matches. While the mechanics are quite simple, you can really get yourself into to some interesting situations, especially when playing the campaign.

(Croatia) Real Strategy. Great game for the strategy gamers.

(Germany) Seems simple at first glance, but at second glance turns out this game as a strategic, round-based strategy game Who loves it with his favorite drink in peace weigh all options to try out individual solutions, while relaxing on the couch at sit and then burning it waits his opponent makes his turn, this game is highly recommended !!!

(Greece) Fast, easy, deep. recommended!

(Japan) This is without a doubt one of the most fun and most polished, with deep strategy, but easy-to-get-into-gameplay turn-based stragegy games around. And the async multiplayer is seamless.

(Austria) ... show me a better wargame today!

snowpuncher's comments:


Gameplay trailer.



Musket Smoke is free, but includes an online multiplayer PVP campaign that you can buy. There is a video inside the app that goes over the details. (It's basically an epic competitive async match between two players.)

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id436684234

Posted by developer,
snowpunch
11-30-2013, 11:19 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 61
An example of an async round. (gameplay trailer)


Last edited by snowpuncher; 12-02-2013 at 11:35 PM.

12-01-2013, 12:34 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,358
What does single online campaign mean?

Single player campaign where the iPad must be connected to the internet to play?

Or 1 multiplayer PVP campaign?
12-01-2013, 01:23 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
What does single online campaign mean?

Single player campaign where the iPad must be connected to the internet to play?

Or 1 multiplayer PVP campaign?
I mean't to say there is 1 in-app purchase: an online async PVP campaign.

Musket Smoke doesn't need to be connected to the internet to play. It has a solo training skirmish area with AI.

But the core of the game is async matches. Like Hero Academy or Outwitters.

The online campaign is just a dramatically 'different' sort of online async match. So that means it's 2 player only and requires 2 devices. You can only play random people or friends via turn based async matches.

(Well, technically if you have 2 different gamecenter accounts you can play on the same device, but it would be less that optimal to play that way.)

Instead of a quick fight of 10 on 10 (free Mini Matches), the campaign lets 2 players get personal by giving them a 'commander' unit. The unit has a 1 hex aura that enhances units near it.

So two players battle across multiple maps, each with different unit setups and objectives. The campaign can only be won by killing the opponent commander or winning the last battle in a series of 8 maps. (Usually it's a commander kill)

The campaign has true line of sight, meaning that you can't see units behind trees or extra thick smoke. So it's more realistic and gritty with 'special units' and more things to do, breakable walls, wheat-fields that hide units, some persistent units between battles, etc.

There is actually a video inside the app (the app is free) that covers the campaign in detail.

Cheers,
Woodie
12-01-2013, 12:59 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 61
Update after downloading

For some strange reason the latest version of the game isn't downloaded when you get the game. So make sure you update after downloading. Otherwise you can't see the campaign video that I made. The 1.11 campaign video is not the video that explains the campaign. You want the 1.19 (or later) version of Musket Smoke to see the proper campaign video.
12-02-2013, 02:24 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 276
This is without a doubt one of the most fun and most polished, with deep strategy, but easy-to-get-into-gameplay turn-based stragegy games around. And the async multiplayer is seamless. Plays like a dream with no weird online problems like many games have. And an amazing amount of info and tutorials. In-game unit info is also great.
12-02-2013, 11:43 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 61
The next update will be version 1.20

Stability fixes:
- fixed the end turn bug in tutorial (thanks to snotty128)
- proper spelling of siege (thanks to Bullwinkle).
- fixed sometimes cant select tutorial units (thanks to CTD)
- fixed black screen caused by viewing a game that was quit early.
12-02-2013, 11:55 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,512
Report: The intro video always plays even I have turned it off in the Option

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)
12-03-2013, 12:23 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Report: The intro video always plays even I have turned it off in the Option
Hi Currymutton,

With version 1.19 the short intro video will always play the first time the app is run (in memory). If you are clearing the app from memory then it will play again when you open it. That was the intended behaviour. However, you can touch the screen to make it go away instantly. I usually clear the app from memory only after I've played lots of rounds over a day or so. So I rarely see the intro.

Maybe I should rethink that behaviour or UI.

Are you enjoying the game, otherwise?
12-03-2013, 07:21 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowpuncher View Post
Are you enjoying the game, otherwise
Opinion: The video is a bit annoying but tolerable as it does not give you much of the idea historical background. (but who cares)

Just finished off the long but fun tutorial. Now on to skirmish.

Apart from some strange UI behavior during the tutorial, can't tell you much for now.

It could be a better wargame on iOS -- but is there any reference to the effects of terrain?

Quote: God is on the side of the big battalions

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)