Le 26 avril dernier, Phobetor le studio à l’origine de l’injustement mésestimé Germany at War – Barbarossa 1941 (cf. notre test) a publié un nouveau jeu de guerre aux saveurs de l’antique Allied General de SSI. Le dénommé Army General est un wargame classique, dans la lignée des illustres Five Stars et basé sur le gameplay fort agréable de Germany at War.
Prenant pour cadre historique les opérations africaines des armées italiennes et allemandes, il offre deux campagnes localisées sur le théâtre aride de la Cyrénaïque ; cependant bordé par la Méditerranée, ce qui offrira l’opportunité de quelques batailles navales rafraîchissantes. Échelles régimentaires / divisionnaires sont au programme ; jouable en tours alternés du côté de l’Axe ou des Alliés et pourvu d’un éditeur de scénarios / campagnes, le jeu s’avère plaisant à pratiquer bien qu’un peu léger visuellement parlant.
Disponible actuellement sur Steam, dans le cadre d’une offre promotionnelle de sortie valable encore jusqu’au 3 mai prochain, au prix de 20,99 euros (chez Gamesplanet). À noter que le test complet de cette nouvelle parution sera dans nos colonnes d’ici peu.
À propos de ce jeu
Army General is a turnbased strategy game that depicts the desert warfare in Northern Afrika and parts of the Mediterranean sea during World War II. Fight back the Italian invasion of Egypt in 1940 with the Desert Rats or advance to Suez with the Afrikakorps in 1941/42. Adjust your units to the challenges of each map by exchanging officers, equipment and subordinate units. Create your own maps and campaings for yourself or to share it with other players.
Main features :
- Detailed background maps as well as combat and movement animations
- Highly customizable units that allow to form plenty of individual entities
- More than 420 officers of nine nations, able to gain experience and evolve through battles 250 different equipments for land, air and sea combat such as tanks, bombers and battleships
- Different support units that are subordinate to the main unit and differ for nations and unit types
- Editor to create your own scenarios and campaigns
- Additional information
- Divisions and regiments with different characteristics
- 58 special parameters for unit types that influence game situations like attacks on special terrain
- Keep your own army during a solo campaign
- 20 scenarios that are combined in the German main campaign
- 5 scenarios that form the British “Operation Compass” campaign
- Tutorial series to introduce important aspects of the game
Plug In Digital announces 3 new international distribution agreements
PARIS, April 27th 2017
Plug In Digital, one of the largest independent video game distributor in Europe, expands its offer with 4 new titles: « Team Racing League » and « Turmoil » from Gamious (Netherlands), « Lethis – Path of Progress » from Triskell Interactive (France) and « Army General » from Phobetor (Germany).
This new deal provides Plug In Digital with the ability to manage worldwide marketing & sales activites for these titles through a network of more than 80 partners, whether digital distribution platforms, Cloud Gaming specialist or local publishers, essential relay to succeed in very specific markets such as China.
« For 5 years, we have developed a solid expertise and distribution network across 25 territories. Today, we are glad to support well-known teams such as Gamious and Triskell Interactive as well as very promising young studio like Phobetor in the worldwide distribution of their PC games. » states Francis Ingrand, CEO at Plug In Digital.
Turmoil by Gamious
Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th century oil rush in North America. Get a taste of the rush and rivalry of the time as you earn your way to become a successful oil entrepreneur. As you make money digging up and selling oil, the town will grow along with you. Lease land at the town auction and search for oil. Build a rig, create an efficient pipe network and bring up the oil to store it in silos. Sell the oil at the best times to maximize profits. Then buy essential upgrades in town to cope with rock, gas and ice. Acquire more town shares than your competitors in a bid to become the new mayor. http://www.gamious.com
Team Racing League by Gamious
Team Racing League is the first team-based racing game where you win and lose together as a team. Compete in an online 3v3 race where skill and collaboration are key to victory. Team up, strategize and use tactics to disrupt and beat the opposing team in a MOBA-like clash! http://www.gamious.com
Lethis – Path of Progress by Triskell Interactive
Lethis – Path of Progress is an old school 2D city builder set in a Victorian Steampunk universe called Lethis. You will have to build and manage cities, provide resources for your inhabitants while making sure there are enough workers to sustain your production lines. Trade with others cities, honor the requests of the Emperor and make your citizens happy. https://triskell-interactive.com/
Army General by Phobetor
Army General is a turnbased strategy game that depicts the desert warfare in Northern Afrika and parts of the Mediterranean sea during World War II. Fight back the Italian invasion of Egypt in 1940 with the Desert Rats or advance to Suez with the Afrikakorps in 1941/42. Adjust your units to the challenges of each map by exchanging officers, equipment and subordinate units. Create your own maps and campaings for yourself or to share it with other players. http://phobetor.de/en/
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About Plug In Digital
Created in 2012, Plug In Digital is one of the largest independent video game distributors in Europe with a portfolio of more than 80 games available for download on Steam. From its office near Paris in France, Plug In Digital helps the development studios distributing and publishing their games across more than 25 countries of the world through a network of more than 70 online distribution partners.
The company has been one of the driving force behind major successes such as Mini Metro, Furi or the Evoland saga and is a key partner of many years for several high-profile gaming companies, including Bigben Interactive, Paradox Interactive, Konami, Milestone or Ankama.
Plug In Digital is a member of SNJV, Video Game National Union that represents and defends the interests of professionals in the video game industry.
More information on http://www.plug-in-digital.com/ .