App description: "Challenging and exciting" - AppAdvice.com
"Dreadfleet meets Axis & Allies" - BoardGameGeek.com
"If you want to get a whiff of the experience of commanding a fleet in the Pacific in a naval battle, this is your game." - iPhone Life Magazine

BATTLE FLEET is the ultimate WW2 naval strategy game. You are in command of a fleet of US or Japanese ships in the Pacific theater of war during World War 2.

As AppAdvice says "this ain't your grandma's game of Battleship!"

The game features turn based gameplay allowing you to move your fleet into position, aim individual turrets on each ship and sink the enemy fleet.

Features:
Single Player Battle Mode - Face off against an AI opponent.

Multiplayer - Play against another Human opponent on the same iPad or online via Game Center

US Campaign - Play through unique and challenging missions as the Captain of the USS Knight.

Japanese Campaign - Take command for the Empire of Japan and experience the other side of the story.

Control an entire fleet of ships including Carriers, Destroyers, Battleships and more.

Hunt and Sink a powerful Battleship in the US Campaign. Launch waves of aircraft from your carriers.

Arm your ships with Torpedoes, Spread Turrets and massive 14" High Explosive guns!

Access Strategic Command support such as Airstrikes, Sabotage, and Naval Minefields.

Control the aim and power of each of your ship's guns.

Maneuver your ships to maximize their firepower with a full broadside attack.

Check out the full trailer and tutorial at:
http://www.BattleFleetGame.com

ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE MAC APP STORE

ZugZug's comments:
"A brand new genre of iPad strategy games has just been been released from the creator of the popular review website iPhoneStrategyGames. Combining elements of the “Artillery” (Worms, Tanks, etc) gameplay style with strategic fleet command, “Battle Fleet” offers a new way to play and stylized graphics to match. As you take command of a fleet of World War 2 era warships in the Pacific theater of war, you must outfit your ships with your choice of weaponry and sink the opposing fleet. The game play is turn-based with a top-down viewpoint on the region surrounding your fleet.

Features include:
● Single Player Battle Mode - Face off against an AI opponent in a battle in the Pacific theater of war.
● US Campaign - Play through unique and challenging missions as the Captain of the USS Knight.
● Hotseat Multiplayer - Play against another Human opponent on the same iPad. Pick your fleets, outfit your ships and sink your opponent.
● Control up to 3 ships, including Frigates, Destroyers, Cruisers and more.
● Arm your ships with Torpedoes, Spread Turrets and massive 14" High Explosive guns!
● Access Strategic Command support such as Airstrikes, Sabotage and Naval Minefields.
● Control the aim and power of each of your ship's guns.
● Maneuver your ships to maximize their firepower with a full broadside attack."

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/battle-fleet/id440800156?mt=8&uo=4
06-28-2011, 05:15 PM
#21
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Originally Posted by jjdude View Post
Unlikely on the screen rotation change anytime soon, with our limited resources (ie: full time jobs) we're concentrating on more content ASAP

As for the other games, can't comment yet on a schedule. It kind of all depends on how well Battle Fleet does. If we do well, we'll get more people on board to push through the next game.

Thanks for helping us spread the word on this forum, every bit of press helps.

Before I buy... Is the orientation issue that it's the wrong way round when playing with a smart cover attached? If so then I'll wait for the fix... Makes any game really awkward to play.

Jamie
06-28-2011, 06:02 PM
#22
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 387
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Originally Posted by badmanj View Post
Before I buy... Is the orientation issue that it's the wrong way round when playing with a smart cover attached? If so then I'll wait for the fix... Makes any game really awkward to play.

Jamie
Ugh, I HATE that. You would think that with the popularity of smart covers that devs would make that the default orientation. Seems like a massive oversight to me. Too many games have this problem and it's VERY annoying.

06-28-2011, 06:26 PM
#23
This looks super cool! Could you compare it to a scorched earth (or worms) type of game, played from an overhead perspective?

I'm interested, but only if it doesn't get complex. I find these days that when things start getting really complicated, I just don't want to fool with them.

Then you need to dip your fingers in some mayo and smear it all over your iDevice screen for greater REALISM!
--Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan
06-28-2011, 06:28 PM
#24
Are there aircraft carriers in this game?

I just bought the game, ... because I love games where you can command a fleet or squadron and customize your ships/planes ... but haven't been able to play it just yet.

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Last edited by Tower Defender; 06-28-2011 at 06:32 PM.
06-28-2011, 07:22 PM
#25
Just bought this game yesterday - it's excellent. Gameplay is fun and it's very satisfying landing a long shot smack on the nose =)

A few pieces of constructive criticism come to mind:

1. It's way too hard to select a ship when zoomed out. I'm assuming the hitboxes for selecting them don't scale when you zoom and that's what's causing the problem. Maybe it's something else.

2. More hulls/armaments/components would add a lot to longevity.

3. It would be especially cool if you could have some sort of customization in campaign mode.

Either way, a worthy purchase. Thanks!
06-28-2011, 09:31 PM
#26
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 387
Bought it on a whim and I like it, but I don't think it's worth the asking price. This seems like a $.99 game to me. It suffers from a major lack of polish, sub par graphics, and at times frustrating controls. The core concept and gameplay are great, I just think it needs a lot of work.
06-28-2011, 11:28 PM
#27
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Originally Posted by jjdude View Post
Unlikely on the screen rotation change anytime soon, with our limited resources (ie: full time jobs) we're concentrating on more content ASAP

As for the other games, can't comment yet on a schedule. It kind of all depends on how well Battle Fleet does. If we do well, we'll get more people on board to push through the next game.

Thanks for helping us spread the word on this forum, every bit of press helps.
Oh well, it's just a minor inconvenience. Glad to know you guys are working on something at least.


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Originally Posted by Grimstone82 View Post
Bought it on a whim and I like it, but I don't think it's worth the asking price. This seems like a $.99 game to me. It suffers from a major lack of polish, sub par graphics, and at times frustrating controls. The core concept and gameplay are great, I just think it needs a lot of work.
Sub-par graphics... Right

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Last edited by h0130j03; 06-28-2011 at 11:30 PM.
06-29-2011, 12:00 AM
#28
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Northbrook, IL
Posts: 387
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Originally Posted by h0130j03 View Post
Sub-par graphics... Right
Uh... yeah. They are pretty crummy. Just look at the tiling of the water. Sorry but this day and age I expect a little more polish from a $2.99 iOS game.

Keep in mind, I did say that the game itself is great, it just needs work.
06-29-2011, 01:16 AM
#29
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Originally Posted by badmanj View Post
Before I buy... Is the orientation issue that it's the wrong way round when playing with a smart cover attached? If so then I'll wait for the fix... Makes any game really awkward to play.
Jamie
Ah, I hadn't thought of that. Developed the game with an iPad 1 so didn't even consider the screen orientation to be an issue. The game is oriented so that the dock connecter is on the left hand side. Would it be better the other way around?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tower Defender View Post
Are there aircraft carriers in this game?
Not yet, but we are getting them ready.

Quote:
Originally Posted by datamestonic View Post
1. It's way too hard to select a ship when zoomed out. I'm assuming the hitboxes for selecting them don't scale when you zoom and that's what's causing the problem. Maybe it's something else.

2. More hulls/armaments/components would add a lot to longevity.

3. It would be especially cool if you could have some sort of customization in campaign mode.

Either way, a worthy purchase. Thanks!
1. Working on it.

2. Yes, will be added eventually.

3. That might not make it into this game, but will definitely be in future games. It was scrapped from this release because of complexity. Good point though!

Thanks everyone for all the feedback, it's great to see our first game getting people talking
06-29-2011, 06:24 PM
#30
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Originally Posted by hsthompson View Post
Yup, no widget about "Battle Fleet Giveaway!", in both Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE8. JS enabled in all four.

Do you have a manual way of entering the promo code contest? I don't even know what it means to "connect a widget to Facebook".
Hmmm, not sure why it's not working on your side. We have entries so I know that it works in general. It should also show up on any other game reviews like: http://iphonestrategygames.com/entri...european-war-2

near the top of the page, above the review title. There doesn't seem to be any way to manually enter the contest without that widget. Connecting to the widget just means clicking on the Facebook button within the widget.

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