Posts Tagged ‘Heliborne’

The Flare Path: Czechs and Choppers

Real-life boss fights rarely resemble video game ones.

At 10.30 on the morning of May 27, 1942, Reinhard Heydrich, one of Hitler’s most trusted and ardently anti-Semitic lieutenants, was being chauffeured to work through the streets of Prague when a man armed with a Sten submachine gun stepped out in front of his Mercedes convertible as it slowed to negotiate a sharp bend. The cheap SMG refused to fire but shrapnel from an anti-tank grenade thrown by the Sten wielder’s companion pierced the Acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia in several places causing wounds that led to his death a week later. Read the rest of this entry »

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

Nice try Shambler Soft. No doubt you thought naming your new Boer War wargame ‘Aasvogels Overhead’ would guarantee you the top spot in this week’s alphabetised news round-up. You hadn’t banked on Happy Hermit christening their new F-111 flight sim ‘Aardvark Attack’ yesterday morning.

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The Flare Path: Battleships, Gunships, Rosehips

While much of the European Regional Development Fund is frittered away on Spanish zeppelin termini and 200ft-tall unicorn sculptures for Romanian mountain tops*, some does end up in the hands of genuinely deserving recipients like JetCat Games. The Vilnius-based studio are using a slither of the vast EC money pie to help build a multiplayer military chopper game. Currently in closed alpha, Heliborne has ‘POTENCIALAS’ written all over it.

* probably

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