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App description: Special Tactics brings the most intense, tactical-action experience to iOS through killer gameplay, streamlined controls and carefully crafted maps. Select your custom loadout, plan out strategies and accomplish your objectives.

"If you're a fan of strategy games, this is one you definitely need to keep on your radar" - Peter Willington, PocketGamer.co.uk

"This game is really, really good...I'm having a BLAST" - TheGameHuntah


Special Tactics is very accessible but with immense, tactical depth:
- use Smoke Grenades to block line of sight
- choose a Bomb Site to raid or control
- set up Sniper points
- get up close with Shotguns and SMGs
- pick your Boosters carefully
- complete your objective

[Supports iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPad 2, iPad Mini 1 and up]


-=FEATURES=-

- *Best In-Class Combat Mechanics and Damage Models*
- *Best In-Class Controls based around "Focus Points"*

- Intense Single Player Campaign
- Epic 1 vs 1 PvP (Special Tactics Online)
- Unlock Custom Weapons and Attachments
- Intense Survival Mode with Tons of Replay Value
- Real-time online matches (no waiting for opponent)
- Objective-based: Bomb defuse and Bomb plant
- 5 main classes: Sniper, Shotgun, Assault, SMG, Shield
- 4 Boosters: Range, Armor, Damage, Speed
- 6 Equipment: Smoke, Frag, Flash, Fire/Incendiary, Throwing Axe, Sonar
- 8 Carefully Designed Maps
- Collect trophies to rank up from Recruit->Masters

-=TECH=-

- 60 FPS and super low input latency for A6 chips and up
- Robust, non-cheating AI
- High performance Path Finding
- Full Game Center integration for Networking, Matchmaking, Achievements and Leaderboards
- Robust iCloud Sync for your purchases, stats and progress
- OpenAL spatial sounds (awesome with headphones)
- Native Retina resolution for all devices (including 6, 6+)
- Smooth 3D character animations

-=Beast Mode Games Studio=-

- small indie studio focused on killer engineering and design

metalcasket's comments:

[STO] Special Tactics Online

Beast Mode Games LLC
Genres: Games Strategy Action Entertainment
GAME CENTER ENABLED
Free


Quote:
STO brings the most intense, tactical-action experience to iOS through killer gameplay, streamlined controls and carefully crafted maps. Select your custom loadout, plan out strategies and accomplish your objectives.

"If you're a fan of strategy games, this is one you definitely need to keep on your radar" - Peter Willington, PocketGamer.co.uk

"This game is really, really good...I'm having a BLAST" - TheGameHuntah


STO is very accessible but with immense, tactical depth:
- use Smoke Grenades to block line of sight
- choose a Bomb Site to raid or control
- set up Sniper points
- get up close with Shotguns and SMGs
- pick your Boosters carefully
- complete your objective

[Supports iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPad 2, iPad Mini 1 and up]

-=FEATURES=-

- 22 Campaign Challenge Missions
- Epic 1 vs 1 PvP
- Intense Survival Mode with Tons of Replay Value
- Real-time online matches (no waiting for opponent)
- Objective-based: Bomb defuse and Bomb plant
- 5 main classes: Sniper, Shotgun, Assault, SMG, Shield
- 4 Boosters: Range, Armor, Damage, Speed
- 3 Grenades: Smoke, Frag, Flash
- 4 Carefully Designed Maps
- Collect trophies to rank up from Recruit->Diamond

-=TECH=-
- Custom designed engine called "Micro" specifically for iOS
- 60 FPS and super low input latency for A6 chips and up
- Robust, non-cheating AI
- High performance Path Finding
- Full Game Center integration for Networking, Matchmaking, Achievements and Leaderboards
- Robust iCloud Sync for your purchases, stats and progress
- OpenAL spatial sounds (awesome with headphones)
- Native Retina resolution for all devices (including 6, 6+)
- Smooth 3D character animations

-=PREMIUM=-

- STO is NOT Pay To Win
- Multiplayer is FREE with all maps
- Buy Pro Pack #1 for Campaign, Survival Mode, Shield Class and Replay Analysis System

-=Beast Mode Games Studio=-

- small indie studio focused on killer engineering and design












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone4
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone5s
  • iPodTouchFourthGen
  • iPodTouchSixthGen
  • iPad23G
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPhone4S
  • iPadMini
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPhone5c
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5
  • iPhone-3GS

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.0

Download Size: 97.1MB

07-22-2015, 04:27 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 845
I'll try this out when it hits the UK. sounds cool.

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07-22-2015, 04:39 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 232
From the forums and other sites, sounds like this is going to be very, very good.
07-22-2015, 04:42 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 594
Downloading now, will report back with impressions.
07-22-2015, 04:50 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,705
I got to beta test it, and it's pretty awesome the tutorial alone really gives you an idea of what you're in for. I had access to the full game so I can tell you the campaigns are great and survival is a lot of fun. The everplay replays are the best way to learn from your mistakes

IMO it's Doorkickers taken to a whole other level, too bad I'll lose all my progress from the beta

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07-22-2015, 05:31 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Virginia
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreadnok View Post
I got to beta test it, and it's pretty awesome the tutorial alone really gives you an idea of what you're in for. I had access to the full game so I can tell you the campaigns are great and survival is a lot of fun. The everplay replays are the best way to learn from your mistakes

IMO it's Doorkickers taken to a whole other level, too bad I'll lose all my progress from the beta
Thanks for the comments... really excited.
07-22-2015, 05:52 PM
#7
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 1,664
Is there offline play with AI?
The "online" bit in the title doesn't make it sound like there is.
07-22-2015, 06:22 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talbs View Post
Is there offline play with AI?
The "online" bit in the title doesn't make it sound like there is.
The offline is the campaign and survival which is against AI

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07-22-2015, 06:50 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,179
If there's optional offline mode I'm down to try it out. The gameplay videos look fun. I do feel like this game would be even more popular with upgraded graphics. These aren't terrible but it'll inevitably be compared to games like Breach and Clear and Door Kickers.

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07-22-2015, 06:53 PM
#10
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 594
Only got to play through a chunk of the tutorial and so far it seems pretty damn awesome. This is the first time I've played a tactical game like this, I'm assuming the game play is similar to Frozen Synapse (which also I've never played) where you plot your moves for each character and execute them and just watch it play out. I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time with this one.