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Offline Asid

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Bomber Crew
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:59:00 PM »



Chocks away! Bomber Crew is a strategic simulation game, where picking the right crew and keeping your bomber in tip top shape is the difference between completing your mission or losing it all!


Official Site: Here
Official forum: Here
YouTube Channel:Here
Steam: Here


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Meet The Bomber Crew



About This Game
Prepare your crew for their most dangerous mission yet and go chocks away for a sky-bound expedition in this strategic survival sim, Bomber Crew.


Choose your Crew!
Train and personalise your own Bomber Crew. Procedurally-generated names, skills and back stories means a unique experience for everyone, but be careful, as death is permanent.



Immersive flight simulation!
Carefully manage everything from fuel, ammo, hydraulics and more in your very own physics-based Bomber. Make it yours with a wide array of nose art and liveries, or design your own with the simple to use in-game tool.



Fast paced strategy!
Each mission is a high-risk expedition where danger comes from every angle. Enemy fighters, flak guns, poor weather, low oxygen and an array of other perilous dangers await when the wheels are up.



Be prepared!
Preparation is key for a successful mission. Tag enemy fighters before they reach you, make sure your destination is marked but most importantly, make sure you have the right team for the job. On a WW2 bomber, every role is essential for victory!












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Re: Bomber Crew
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 12:44:58 AM »
Dambusters meets Minecraft! Throw in a dose of Microprose's B17 II Mighty Eighth. Mix well. Love the graphics. And the Browning tracer effects. Which one looks like Guy Gibson?

EnterElysium's video #1 for newbies give you a taste of the gameplay

"Underneath a charming exterior lies a complex and brutal management sim." (IGN.com)
Watch IGN Video
Read IGN review by GB Burford
Rock Scissors and Paper gives a review and a hint of coming DLCs, base on feedback from gamers and what the gamers want,  here. Psst. Think B-17. or B-24. My take on this? Throw in co-op mode with a squadron of bombers flying in formation and forming a defensive cube against the enemy fighter planes.
Gameplay preview at Polygon.com.
Wargamer.com gives a blanced review.
PcGamer.com has a nice review here of the game's addictiveness. The Disqus comments at the bottom of the review page contain a puns thread that elicited more than a few laughs from me!
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 12:31:36 AM by Frankie »

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Re: Bomber Crew
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 03:19:25 PM »
In a way, Bomber Crew is a tribute to the sacrifice of the pilots and crew of Bomber Command. Bomber Command suffered the worst casualty rate of any British unit in World War Two, losing nearly half its 125,000 men who had all volunteered. In 2012, the Queen of  England unveiled the (then) £6.5m Bomber Command memorial in central London. In that same year, Tony Rennel wrote a poignant article in Mailonline.com. He tells it as it is.

Rear gunner Jim McGillivray, 87, from South Ockenden, Essex, who was shot down in 1945, said:
“Being a rear gunner was cold and frightening…bear in mind that I’d only been in a car twice before I joined.”

Brave? They were scared witless. What made them heroes was defying that fear, raid after terrifying raid.


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Re: Bomber Crew
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 07:03:14 PM »
The ultimate sacrifice.

Thanks for posting Frankie  :thumbsup

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Re: Bomber Crew
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 04:53:35 PM »
Bomber Crew - Update #2 Patch Notes
Bomber Crew - DynamoDavo

Hello!

Thanks everyone, for all your suggestions and feedback. We’ve got plenty of work to do in preparing the console version of Bomber Crew, but your enthusiasm and support has given us the extra boost we need to continue improving the PC version, and the second update is here!

Here’s what’s new:
•   ‘Lock Pilot to Station Button’
If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where your pilot has wandered off without you realising, you may appreciate this new feature! There’s a new button on the Pilot’s station panel, which can be clicked to lock your pilot to the station, preventing them being sent elsewhere in the bomber. Click it again to unlock.
•   ‘Enemy Ace Health Bars Appear as Objectives’
Now when your crew encounters an enemy Ace fighter, their health will appear on the right hand side of the screen as an objective, giving a clearer idea of how the battle is going.
•   ‘Toggle Quick Peek with the ‘Z’ Key’
Hit the ‘Z’ key and your view will zoom straight into the bomber, allowing you to quickly get managing your crew. Hit the ‘Z’ key a second time to return to the previous camera view.

•   Other Changes:
- Balancing of mid and later missions has been improved. They’re still challenging, but some groups of jets have been spaced out a little.

- Leaking fuel tanks now display a visible effect.

- Crew can now move when the bomber is at steeper angles.

- Low fuel warning are now repeated to give them more urgency.

- ‘Bail Out’ order can now be canceled by clicking the button a second time.

- ‘Slow Time’ camera zoom is reduced.

- Fixed: Engine fire extinguishers would not deplete if station was vacated.

- Fixed: ‘Medium’ and ‘Low’ altitude button labels were swapped around.

- Fixed: Rockets can no longer be detonated by clouds!

- Heavier crew gear now slows down crewmembers slightly less.

- Fixed: Rendering error on rear-starboard tail fin.

- Fixed: Audio stuttering sometimes caused by many anti-aircraft guns firing together.

There are plenty of things that didn’t make it in this time, but more improvements are on the way!


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Re: Bomber Crew
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 12:15:52 AM »
Winter Update And Secret Weapons DLC
15 DECEMBER - DYNAMODAVO

Hello Everyone!

We’ve be overwhelmed with the response to Bomber Crew since its release, and have had numerous requests for more playable content. We’ve both been working at full tilt to bring you something in time for the winter holidays, and here it is - the Secret Weapons DLC!

You’ll take your crew through the challenging missions of ‘Big Week’, striking at the enemy’s aircraft production facilities during a snow-swept midwinter. The enemy will strike back with their most experimental fighter aircraft - and the deadly ace pilots who have mastered them!
You’ll also find a few goodies at the airbase, such as thermal flight suits, new base paint liveries, and some handy advanced upgrades to your bomber’s armaments.

Enjoyed the music in Bomber Crew? You can now grab the Official Soundtrack, which has been carefully re-mastered for the best listening experience.

The Bomber Crew Season Pass is now available! This offers all current and future DLC at a bargain price.

As it’s the season for giving, we also have a free update for everyone!
Here’s what’s new:

•   ‘New Bomber Upgrades: Ammo Feeds for all Turrets!’
This holiday season, give all your gunners the gift of unlimited ammo belts. Go on, you know it’s what they always wanted!
•   ‘Slightly Quicker Tagging’
The time it takes for a marker to be tagged is now reduced slightly.
•   ‘New Crew Gear: Festive Jumpers and Bobble Hats’
Very warm and moderately stylish clobber - get your crew in a festive mood!
•   ‘New Bomber Upgrades: Seasonal Liveries’
Yes, that bomber is wearing a festive jumper.
•   ‘Low Fuel Warning Indicator’
The fuel light in the bottom-left of the screen will now flash when you have only 25% of your fuel remaining.
•   ‘Memorial Name Wall Extended’
Over 800 brave fallen crew can now be remembered.
We’ve also made numerous small improvements and fixes.

Once again, thanks for all your support, it continues to be wonderful!
We’re going to have a short break over Christmas, then in the new year, crack on with bringing you more Bomber Crew updates!

If you celebrate it, Merry Christmas! If you don’t, Happy Holidays!

Jon & Dave
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Re: Bomber Crew
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 11:11:18 PM »
Challenge Mode Free Update Available Now
Bomber Crew - DynamoDavo

Hello!

The latest patch for Bomber Crew is now available, which includes a brand new game mode and controller support, amongst other things!



Thanks again for playing and letting us know what you think- We hope you enjoy this latest update!

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Jon & Dave
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Here's all the features:

ːmissiontargetː New Challenge Game Mode!
For a change of pace, jump straight into the action and survive wave after wave of intensifying challenges. Take a reusable crew, experiment with your loadouts and see how they fare on the global leaderboards!

The key to a highscore is to clear each wave objective quickly and grab those pickups! Collected by tagging and flying through them, pickups will level up your crew, refuel or repair your bomber, and restore your crew's health.

This new mode is great for a blast of aerial action when you're not quite ready to risk your campaign crew on that perilous next mission!



ːmissiontargetː Controller Support
Sit back and play Bomber Crew at ease!

We recommend starting a new game and playing through the tutorial so you can become comfortable with the controls before you play with your valuable crews. (We've added an extra save slot for this, in case yours are all full). Challenge mode is also a great way to get to grips with the new control scheme.


(The gamepad display in this gif is just for illustrative purposes :) )

ːmissiontargetː ‘Character Editor’
In addition to changing the names of your recruits and crew members, you can now customise their appearance!

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ːmissiontargetː Game Save Preview Photos
When choosing a saved game to load, you'll now see a natty group photo of your crews and their aircraft!



ːmissiontargetː Fast Forward Debrief Sequence
Minimise the time you spend having your face rubbed in your crew's demise!
Click the fast-forward button to speed through the debrief sequence.



ːmissiontargetː Clearer HUD in missions

ːmissiontargetː Framerate Optimisations

ːmissiontargetː Various Bug Fixes

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