Chocks Away Chaps! A secret weapon, an eccentric inventor, a daring mission and an elite Squadron – the story of the amazing bouncing bomb sounds like a Hollywood script but it actually happened.
“The Dambusters App offers an authentic experience that gives people an opportunity to interact with the legendary Operation Chastise raid.” - Wg Cdr Keith Taylor OC 617 Sqn
(see www.TheDambusters.co.uk for full quote)
The Dambusters® is 3D flying game inspired by the famous WW2 mission.
Retina display devices are supported at full resolution!
To complete the mission you must fly through Holland to Western Germany, bomb the great dams of the Ruhr Valley and return to England. Each Lancaster Bomber carries a secret 4 ton weapon codenamed “Upkeep”, aka “ the bouncing bomb”.
As with the historical event, you will have only 19 aircraft (and 19 bombs) to destroy all three dams and the bombs must be dropped from an exact height and distance from the dam for the mission to succeed.
The three Dams, The Mohne, Eder and Sorpe, and their surrounding landscapes have been accurately re-created. Precision will be required to fly at extremely low level to reach the targets, drop the bomb (using the famous twin spotlights to gauge the height) and breach the dams.
Using smooth and intuitive tilt input to fly the plane, with multiple levels of difficulty to suit all abilities, The Dambusters® App will take players on a journey back to the night of May 16th 1943, recreating one of the most daring and iconic raids of the Second World War.
• New - Realistic water with reflections
• New - Fog added on Sorpe level
• New - Particle system for splashes & explosions
• New - Even better graphics for latest devices
• Accurate 3D Landscapes for all three dams
• Realistic 3D Physics
• 4 levels of difficulty from Easy to Extreme
• Practice mode available for all three dams
• Mission Control is an immersive 3D retro-desktop
Voiceover by Wg.Cdr.Graeme Morgan who, like Wg.Cdr.Guy Gibson D.S.O., D.F.C., V.C. also attended St.Edward's School in Oxford.
Hyperspace is a small Indie Developer and The Dambusters was our first game, it was created using Unity, we hope you like it.
We are always interested in your feedback. If you have a problem please email us and we will do our best to help:
"The Dambusters March" by Eric Coates is used under licence from Warner/Chappell and recorded for Hyperspace by the Central Band of The Royal Air Force.
LICENCES APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: The Dambusters® and 617 Squadron® are trademarks (or Designs) of The Secretary of State for Defence and used under licence.
Fixed bug which stopped the Sorpe Dam loading on iPhone 5s
Ratings and Reviews
Bought it thinking that for a couple of quid it might not be very good. How wrong was I! It is superb & I haven't stopped playing it yet. Only problem is that I have yet to get anywhere the dams which is, I assume, down to me being a bad pilot. I don't normally 'do' games so I have amazed myself by getting into the game. If I have any complaints it would be that the VoiceOver seems a little bit weak & rather than have the Lancaster explode when it gets hit by the anti aircraft fire maybe some damage to the plane would have been a good idea. That way the game player would get some feel of flying a plane on less than its normal 4 engines or with some fuselage/wing damage. However for a game that only costs £2.00 I guess that I shouldn't complain. All I need to do is to learn to fly properly & get to the dams!! The game is superb. Well done to all concerned.
A brilliant App which gets the spirit of the Dams raid. Very addictive. A few suggestions for an upgrade. More variety in the RT would be nice - how about including a different call sign for each aircraft, eg "P-Popsy, your turn to go in" "OK Leader, P-Popsy attacking." And no need to repeat identical instructions for every aircraft attacking the same dam. Next, flak damage should create smoke, then fire, then loss of control, explosion only when a/c hits the ground. Also returning aircraft with no bomb and low fuel would not necessarily explode on impact, maybe just disintegrate. Finally, completing the mission is a bit of a letdown - how about a dawn landing sequence into Scampton as a reward for successfully completing the mission, complete with Dambusters March, of course.
Great atmosphere, simple controls, good graphics and more replay value than you'd expect.
In 'practice' and 'easy' modes it would be nice to have a 'guide lines on/off' toggle button on the right, opposite the bomb release button, so you can practice flying without them.
Also, the priorities of the point scoring system are very weird. You can complete a mission without losing any planes, using the minimum of bombs... and get a lower score than you did on a previous, completely disastrous mission just because on that one you scored bonus points for flying under bridges, even though you lost pilots and wasted bombs (??). A complete breakdown of the results are listed in the log book (high score table) anyway, but it means you have to look through it to see what your truly best game actually was, because it probably won't be at the top where it belongs.
Would be nice to have some WRAFs in the background of the mission control room too ;) But now I'm getting finickety. This is a great game. Well done, chaps!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.