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iPad: DroneSwarm Command - iPad Strategy game (in development)

06-19-2010, 10:14 PM
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DroneSwarm Command - iPad Strategy game (in development)

I'm developing an RTS for iPad called DroneSwarm Command. It's like a cross between Flight Control and Missile Command. This game is still early in the development stages - I'm posting work-in-progress videos so you can see how iPad games are developed. I'm using the Torque Game Engine to make the game.

Here's my initial prototype (there's no audio in this video):


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Week 2 - This video has an audio commentary explaining the game's controls.


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Week 3 - This one shows some of the software and tools I use for iPad devleopment, as well as an update on the game.


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Video 4 - Showing experience points, special weapons and countermeasures. (Watch it on YouTube to read the text).


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Update - Video 5


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New background art, multi-touch controls and drone upgrades are now in the game.

And here's a look at some of the drone models:



It's a base-defense style game where you have to hold off waves of attacking enemies for as long as possible. Your 3 drones specialize in air to air combat, air to ground attack, and electronic warfare, so you have to combine their skills in creative ways to fend off mixed groups of enemies (choppers, tanks, bombers, SAMs etc).

I'll update this post every week with new videos showing the progress on the game, which, if all goes well, should be available on the App Store in a few months.

Last edited by monoRAIL; 09-11-2010 at 07:01 AM.
06-20-2010, 09:05 AM
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This looks awesome. I watched all the three videos and it seems very good. I'm intersting in the expercience system...

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06-20-2010, 11:09 PM
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I love the designs of the UAVs! I see you were insoired by the YF-23 Black Widow and the A-10 Warthog

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06-20-2010, 11:16 PM
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Thanks Danillson - I'm working on the experience points and upgrades system at the moment so you should see some interesting stuff in the next video :-)
06-20-2010, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by h0130j03 View Post
I love the designs of the UAVs! I see you were insoired by the YF-23 Black Widow and the A-10 Warthog
Well spotted

The other 2 drones are also based on existing planes... I'll let you figure out which they are.

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06-21-2010, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by monoRAIL View Post
Well spotted

The other 2 drones are also based on existing planes... I'll let you figure out which they are.
Well the one with the red colored cockpit looks kind of like the Su-47 Berkut, the one in the top right i can't really recognize just yet

EDIT: but the bottom right one also kind of looks like the Switchblade but with a narrower body, minus the forward swept variable sweep wing and forward Canards.

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06-21-2010, 06:55 AM
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This looks great! I wish I had a ipad now... Any chance this may work its way to the smaller iDevices?
06-21-2010, 07:32 AM
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h0130j03 - that switchblade is nice! I never saw that one before.

The blue drone is inspired by the Global Hawk.

Ron - if the game does well I may port it to other platforms.
06-21-2010, 07:57 AM
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I'm very curious to see how this turns out.

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06-21-2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by monoRAIL View Post
h0130j03 - that switchblade is nice! I never saw that one before.

The blue drone is inspired by the Global Hawk.


aaaah i see it now was i right about the Su-47 Berkut? Oh and the Switchblade isn't around yet, but Northrop Grumman did file a patent for it. But i guess you read that already. haha do i get a prize for spotting those

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