Desert Stormfront LITE (RTS)
By Noble Master LLC
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Desert Stormfront is a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game situated in the desert. You play on hot desert landscapes for power and oil. Units at your disposal include Humvees, Tanks, Artillery, Mechanics, Helicopters, Planes, Ships and Submarines amongst others. Desert Stormfront supports multiplayer games over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer.
The game features 30 pre-defined campaign missions where you take command and fight battles in the desert for control of major cities, oil fields and military structures.
Desert Stormfront contains a random map generator in addition to the 30 campaign missions. Scenarios include eliminating enemy forces, capturing the flag, defending against incoming troops, convoy missions, sea and air battles as well as tank fights. The game keeps track of high scores and playing statistics.
- Real-Time Strategy (RTS) in the Desert
- Single Player and Multiplayer (over the LAN and Internet)
- 4 Campaign Missions
- Random Map Generator
- 16 Mobile Units for Land, Water & Air
- 1 Special Unit: Super-Hovercraft
- 4 Land Structures: Base Station, Shipyard, Airfield and Oil Field
- Team-Play (included in multiplayer)
- High Score and Playing Statistics
- Fog of War/Exploration Fog
- Challenging AI with 4 Difficulty Settings
- Enganging Music and Sound Effects
NOTE: The LITE version of the game includes 4 campaign mission to allow you to evaluate the game.
Thank you & Enjoy the Game!
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Bugfix: the game would crash for certain "Region Format" settings including Japan, China or Russia. Please update if the game didn't run and crashed right at startup.
Bugs and bad design
From the tutorial this seems like a nice, simple (no base-building) rts. It looks pretty good too. But keep playing and the bad design choices become glaring:
1 unit selection requires a button click and then a drag operation just to select a group. This pretty much forces you to use the grouping mechanic, which requires you to memorize every groups' unit makeup and location.
2 every time you make an order the game deselects that unit/group that you ordered. Very tedious!
3 there are no tooltips or descriptions on the building menus, so when building units I had no idea what I was selecting. You have to memorize the icons and the manual to know what icon is what unit and what that unit is good for
4 game crashes whenever it loses focus, and most of the time it loses your current game's progress. I got a battery notice, clicked ok and the game crashed. Had to restart the map. Same thing happens when I sleep my iPad while playing. Loading times on my iPad mini are quick but that's a weak consolation.
This game needs more polish and some more time spent on the interface. The full version has only been updated twice since November last year so I doubt these problems will ever get fixed. Try this free version and decide if you need an rts so bad you'll put up with all this
Boring game play...shallow strategy. Then in their game text bubbles they say do xyz with humvee. Next sentence...move your tank there. No, it's a humvee. Silly, poor quality.
Does not work(crashes) on iPod 4. Needs a fix. Don't buy if have above.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 30, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 81.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Noble Master LLC
- © 2012 Christoph Aschwanden
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.