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Have You Played… Sub Commander?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Sub Commander is a delight: a freeware roguelike set aboard a submarine in which your band of Russian officers are as likely to perish from malfunctioning underwater equipment as from enemy fire.

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The Flare Path: Allday Breakfast

Flare Path War Hero #31. Major Leonard Allday. A trained watchmaker and keen amateur ornithologist, Allday joined SOE in August 1940, and spent much of the war working on a series of top-secret bird and bat-based schemes. While his carrier pigeon munitions and 'Pocket Pipistrelle' personal sonar never progressed beyond the testing stage, Project Pantheon - a plan to disrupt the Axis war effort using…

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Diary: Exploring The Watery Depths Of Sub Commander

05:56: NEW ORDERS X LOCATE AND SINK SS Vancouver X TARGET SPOTTED AT 25S 160E Sub Commander is a free roguelike submarine sim. I first learned about it from Tim's Flare Path write up of the game, and since then I've been spending occasional afternoons sending crew upon crew to their watery demise at the bottom of the murky depths. Playing it this afternoon has…

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The Flare Path: Wharf Fortress

An MH-6 tells me you've got seven minutes to spare and are willing to spend those seven minutes reading about irradiated Soviet submariners and irresistible race sim eclecticism. As the MH-6 in question lives inside my subwoofer, is made entirely from rose petals, and every year recommends I bet on Durham in The Boat Race, I generally ignore him. On this occasion however, I'm rather…

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