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Introduction
Battleships Forever is a freeware tactical Real Time Strategy game that put's you in command of a small fleet of warships in space. Combat and damage mechanics are extremely detailed. Everything is simulated in game if possible. There are no abitrary "to hit chance" values in Battleships Forever. The game also features many innovative mechanics that you've never seen before. For example, the Cronus Battleship sports a Flux Shield generator that allows you to draw a defensive force shield around your ships in any shape you want. Another example are the Deflector modules that are used extensively through the game. These modules make a single section of a ship totally invulnerable to fire. This means that you will have to manoeuvre your ships to attack sections of the enemy ships not protected by Deflectors while keeping your own protected sections facing the enemy. Position is paramount!

Players will command picked fleets made up of Battleships, Destroyers and Patrol Craft. The completed game will include ten campaign missions and multiple skirmish modes.

Battleships Forever is inspired by and loosely based on Warning Forever by Hikoza.T.Ohkubo

Screenshots

Deflector Formation
A formation of ships


Pew pew laser beams!

About The Ships
Each warship is modeled to meticulous detail. Your ships can be controlled to drift in one direction while facing another direction for strafing attacks. Each section of your ship is an object on it's own. If a section is destroyed, any child sections that were connected to the core of your ship through that section will also be destroyed.

This section-based modular ship system makes positioning very important. Take the Hestia-Class Assault Destroyer for example; It's sections and weapons are swept forward allowing it to concentrate it's fire to the front. At the same time, the Hestia is vulnerable to rear attacks which can destroy it's wing's connection strut, thus destroying the entire wing in one blow.

There are 17 playable ships available:

  • Cronus Battleship
  • Peitho Armoured Battlecruiser
  • Hecate Dreadnought
    • Athena Advanced Dreadnought
  • Arcas Carrier

  • Hestia Assault Destroyer
    • Hestia Alpha
  • Enyo Cruiser
  • Oenone Beam Destroyer
    • Oenone Delta
  • Helios PointDefence Destroyer
  • Tmolus Bombardier
  • Moira Torpedo Destroyer
    • Moira X

  • Proteus Gunship
  • Zelus Attack Boat
  • Thetis Drone Carrier

In the campaign and skirmish modes, you will face more than fifty types of enemy craft!

About The Weapons
Each turret is individually articulated and has its own firing arc, range, turning speed and health. Turrets can be individually destroyed in order to de-tooth an enemy. Beams will even rake across the enemy ship's hull, tracing out a trail of destruction. Individual turrets can even be targeted and sniped off.

Active defences are also a major part of your tactics in Battleships Forever. Many ships are equipped with interceptor turrets that shoot down incoming projectiles. Maximizing your interceptor coverage to nullify enemy firepower is the key the victory.

Project Status
BETA TESTING/DEVELOPMENT (Tech and Engine)

Title: Battleships Forever
Genre/Category: Tactical Real Time Strategy
File Size: ~11mb
Game File-Type: Zipped
Change Resolution: Yes(Can be changed in options or with alt-enter)
Full Screen: Yes(Can be changed in options or with alt-enter)
Game Resolution: 1024x768

Recommended System Requirements
Win98 or later
128mb Graphics Card
512mb of RAM
Intel Pentium 2ghz and equivalent

Minimum System Requirements (No surfaces mode)
Win98 or later
64mb Graphics Card
256mb of RAM
Intel Pentium 1.5ghz and equivalent

Other Stuff
"After playing Battleships Forever for the first time it immediately became one of the best games I've played on the GMC." - 5/5 Preview of v0.29 on GM Tech Magazine

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