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GamaSutra Previews RAD Soldiers

GamaSutra had the chance to get a first-hand look at RAD Soldiers, with WarChest's top men Paul Wedgwood and Richard Jolly walking them through the game. The resulting preview includes plenty of information about the game and reveals much of the thinking behind it - including how RAD Soldiers takes advantage of much of Splash Damage's trademark gameplay mechanics. Here's a quote:

"The most important thing on iOS for us was that it was multiplayer. We loved the idea that you could be on a train or a bus, and you could take a few turns and then just carry on with whatever you were doing before. You wouldn't have this feeling that you could only play it for an hour."

Head on over to GamaSutra to read the rest of the preview.

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5 Comments

A great read, more so for the insight into the studio and its Free 2 Play ideology than what little game coverage there was. It's great to see that my faith in Splash Damage's commitment to the core gamer, unmatched quality, and simply being fun hasn't been misplaced. Keep on showing the industry how it's done!
Posted on 23 April, 2012 - 22:52
I concur, cool article! I'm getting quite excited about this, just need to buy an ipad in time :)
Posted on 24 April, 2012 - 11:46
Sounds like you are trying to make a turn-based strategy game with the League of Legends business model; IE in game characters which can be earned or bought along with paid vanity items; not a bad model to work off - seems strange you did not say that in your interview though as it's a model that people know and understand. I wish you luck with the title as I for one love the old turn based games Rebelstar (still the best in my eyes), Laser Squad, X-Com, right through to Frozen Synapse; though for some reason it's not as much fun as it should be. With Riot showing the world that a high quality F2P game can make LOADS of money there is now an industry rush towards the F2P model as it eliminates a lot of the pit falls facing the modern developer, one of which is piracy; the game is free but all items are stored server side. The only problem with this is that as the market becomes more crowded only the best games will be profitable but unlike the pay to play model, you can't just advertise and hype a game into profitability (throws a quick glance at Brink) as the consumer will play the game before he decides he wants to spend any money on it. I for one can't wait to see if you can deliver the quality games you speak of without the restraints of a publisher, either way you are putting your money where your mouth is and if you succeed both yourself and the gamer will be rewarded. Short answer; can't wait to see the game in June. P.S - Now that Splash Damage has gone F2P it lets me off what would have been a difficult moral dilemma as I said I would never buy another one of your games after the Brink fiasco, now I don't have too. :P Edit; Looking at the other threads on forum I now feel this might be in the wrong one..feel free to move.
Posted on 24 April, 2012 - 20:24
RAD Soldiers also has a plethora of weapons and items in store, like pistols, machine guns and grenades, which can be gained or upgraded in the game.for more information regarding it, please check here http://www.dotmmo.com/rad-soldiers-9173.html
Posted on 25 April, 2012 - 02:35
Test!! woooooooooooo!
Posted on 25 April, 2012 - 11:11
From Flymore link: "This fantastic game will hit the market in June this year, and it is now possible to reserve your favorite nickname ahead of time."
Posted on 30 April, 2012 - 04:44
I am trying to vote but seens my vote dont get registered on the site: http://www.dotmmo.com/rad-soldiers-9173.html
Posted on 30 April, 2012 - 04:55