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App description: Knuckle Sam needs YOU - download now to reclaim the nation!

Take command of a convoy of deadly fighting vehicles, as you hit the road with the legendary Knuckle Sam and his band of Runners. Under the banner of Sam's Winterstate youll build a powerful force, repel raiders and take the fight back to The Burners - a powerful and deadly threat, hellbent on destruction.

PLEASE NOTE: Winterstate is free to download and play. However, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings.

- ENTER the living, breathing Winterstate, a frozen wasteland once known as the USA
- FIGHT the flaming insanity of The Burners
- PICK the right wheels for the job: five different classes of vehicles await your command
- MAX your firepower with flamethrowers, seeking missiles, air strikes, magnetic mines and much more
- RAID thousands of players from all over the world
- DRAW and execute your attack plans in gorgeous real-time 3D battles
- MAN your convoy with unique drivers to max speed, range, rate of fire and damage
- TRADE precious goods like coffee and spare parts between frozen cities and outposts

WORKS ON THE FOLLOWING DEVICES
- iPhone 6S, 6+S, 6, 6+, 5S, 5C, 5
- iPad 4th Gen, Air, Air 2, Mini 1st Gen, Mini 2, Mini 3
- Optimized for iPad Pro
- Needs iOS 7 or later

Under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, Winterstate is allowed for download and play only for persons 13 years or over of age without parental consent.

Note: A network connection is required to play.

Privacy Policy:
http://www.playraven.com/privacy-policy

Terms of Service:
http://www.playraven.com/terms-of-service

Sanuku's comments:

Winterstate

PlayRaven
Genres: Games Role-Playing Strategy
GAME CENTER ENABLED
Free


Quote:
Knuckle Sam needs YOU - download now to reclaim the nation!

Take command of a convoy of deadly fighting vehicles, as you hit the road with the legendary Knuckle Sam and his band of Runners. Under the banner of Sam's Winterstate youll build a powerful force, repel raiders and take the fight back to The Burners - a powerful and deadly threat, hellbent on destruction.

PLEASE NOTE: Winterstate is free to download and play. However, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings.

- ENTER the living, breathing Winterstate, a frozen wasteland once known as the USA
- FIGHT the flaming insanity of The Burners
- PICK the right wheels for the job: five different classes of vehicles await your command
- MAX your firepower with flamethrowers, seeking missiles, air strikes, magnetic mines and much more
- RAID thousands of players from all over the world
- DRAW and execute your attack plans in gorgeous real-time 3D battles
- MAN your convoy with unique drivers to max speed, range, rate of fire and damage
- TRADE precious goods like coffee and spare parts between frozen cities and outposts

WORKS ON THE FOLLOWING DEVICES
- iPhone 6S, 6+S, 6, 6+, 5S, 5C, 5
- iPad 4th Gen, Air, Air 2, Mini 1st Gen, Mini 2, Mini 3
- Optimized for iPad Pro
- Needs iOS 7 or later

Under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, Winterstate is allowed for download and play only for persons 13 years or over of age without parental consent.

Note: A network connection is required to play.

Privacy Policy:
http://www.playraven.com/privacy-policy

Terms of Service:
http://www.playraven.com/terms-of-service












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

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 7.0

Download Size: 89.4MB

03-15-2016, 12:39 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,958

Another Mobile Strategy Game from the Team at PlayRaven after last years Robocide. I haven`t played it yet for very long so I can only comment about the first couple of Missions InGame and how the hole Game does feel and behave so far.

First at all Winterstate does require from your Device to be always Online and I had in two Gameplay Rounds that I have played so far the Game twice an "disconnect" from the Server where I couldn`t keep playing the Game any longer till the Game had reconnected to their Server. So no Offline Modus here!


I don't want to spoil too much of the Story so i will leave instead the Teaser Trailer of the Game speak for itself:


With a Team of armed to the teeth specialist you drive around with your Convoy on the InGame Map and do help out those that are in need while meanwhile upgrade your own Team from time to time with better equipment and or new Vehicles as soon as those get`s available for you with a new Level Up or because you have finished up one of the Story Mission InGame or simple try to sell goods that you might have collected from freed farms that do generate over time goods that you can collect and then sale .


Your Convoy does have different specialist that have their Pro/Cons and it`s up to you how you use those together with different Car Classes and if you try to create a powerful Strike Team that focus complete on heavy Attacks but are low if it comes to it Movement Speed or if you prefer a fast Strike Team that doesn`t do much Damage but is capeable of dodging Rockets and other Attacks that are slow and therefore can easily be avoided if your Cars are fast enough.

The different Car Classes in the Game are as following:










The fights so far InGame were most of the time on smaller Maps where you would often encounter the Mobs in less then a Minute and felt so far always like Tutorials Missions where the Game wanted to explain you how a new Car Class is working without any InGame Text that does actually explain you how things are done in the Game.


Some might like it while other might hate it but so far I did enjoy playing every new Car Class very much and knew straight from the beginning how I should use a new Class to make the most out of it.


After the first hour with the Game I like it so far and look forward to play the other Car Classes too or see what the best Mix would be or what new Members my Convoy might get over time.


There is currently no Launch Date set but considering that the last Update did get the following note I consider that it shouldn`t be to far awayto launch around the Globe:

Quote:
Winterstate is now available worldwide! Latest changes:

- New combat maps
- Game Center Achievements
- PvP balancing
- Get your Diamonds from the new Diamond mine!
- Other bug fixes and improvements under the hood

03-15-2016, 04:13 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Oh, this is back on the AppStore again? They pulled it for awhile. I played it awhile back and really dug it. Definitely worth a peek of you are "Canadian".
03-15-2016, 04:26 PM
#4
@Sanuku

Thank you for your in-depth impressions and for all your videos. So glad you've been so active here lately!
03-15-2016, 05:29 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anotherkellydown View Post
@Sanuku

Thank you for your in-depth impressions and for all your videos. So glad you've been so active here lately!
Thanks
03-15-2016, 06:27 PM
#6
So the actual combat mechanics are... RTS? RTS-adjacent? Depth of strategy, is there any noticeable such to the battles?

Vocalist of Earthbridge and Neverlast
Game Center/OpenFeint/Plus+/[insert arbitrary game network, online character or multiplayer account here]: Ayjona
03-15-2016, 07:50 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ayjona View Post
So the actual combat mechanics are... RTS? RTS-adjacent? Depth of strategy, is there any noticeable such to the battles?
More of the basic "Paper, Scissors, Stone" Gameplay then actually an RTS. With the right Car Class and the right Upgrades that you get with each Level Upgrade more and more access to your Cars are becoming pretty much powerfull.

Since I haven`t yet reached the Level where you gain access to the Multiplayer I can`t tell you how much knowledge is needed to survive on the real Battlefield since so far the strategy was mostly limited to teach you the Core Gameplay Mechanics of the Game before making you the first step into the Online Multiplayer.
03-16-2016, 05:21 AM
#8
The one millionth CoC clone. This is becoming ridiculous.
03-16-2016, 09:58 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noomen View Post
The one millionth CoC clone. This is becoming ridiculous.
Not a CoC clone. While it is ftp, uses multiple currencies and energy system, it is actually fairly unique. Always love the drag/draw line tactical mechanic. The graphics are great; the maps, models and effects, triple-A. As far as the game, too early to tell, ten missions in and progression is still predetermined. Reminds me of an old AppleII game: Steve Jacksons Car Wars; build your convoy and make your way around the US collecting supplies, trading, upgrading, etc.
So far so good, worth a shot if you can stomach FTP.

Last edited by gmattergames; 03-16-2016 at 10:32 AM.
03-16-2016, 10:19 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noomen View Post
The one millionth CoC clone. This is becoming ridiculous.
This isn't meant as an attack, more of a general question. When is a game considered a clone, and when is it considered to just simply share a genre? For example Final Fantasy isn't considered to be a clone of Drangon Warrior(Quest). To me a clone is when it is almost identical (graphics, menu layout, and gameplay). I think Clash of Clans invented a popular genre, but that doesn't necessarily make these other game clones, in fact they sometimes improve upon the original concept. If we only played games that didn't fit in any other genres we wouldn't have much to play.