is a World War II strategy game coming to
April 9th. This is an interesting take on the genre. Rather than taking direct
control of troop movements, the player communicates through radio commands,
which use speech recognition. Here's an
A Day in the Life of a
showing how this works, and here's more on the game, which
will include a map editor and online co-op gameplay:
About the game
Radio General is a real-time strategy game where you can't see your units.
Instead you talk with them over the radio. You receive verbal reports, and then
issue orders back. Unfortunately for you, war is confusing. Your units won't
always know what's going on, and you must make tough decisions based on these
incomplete (and often confused) reports. All of this is done from a detailed
command tent, as it would have been during WWII.
Clear your throat, and show us your best commanding voice. By combining speech
recognition with full voice-acting, you'll feel like you're a general on the
horn with your troops.
Detailed and Historical Simulation
Behind the scenes, ammunition, morale, camouflage, sight and stamina are all
being modelled. Elevation and terrain type will heavily influence battles. A
smaller force will be more successful in launching ambushes in a forest than a
larger force. Being on a road drastically improves movement speed, however
affords little cover and camouflage. Being on a hill will drastically increase
your spotting distance, whilst also increasing your range and damage. Study the
map carefully, and identify how best to use your units.
Play from the under-represented perspective of the 1st Canadian Army. Take part
in the disastrous Dieppe Raid, crack the Hitler and Gothic Lines in Italy, land
upon the Normandy beaches and close the Falaise Gap.
Review 100's of historical photos, documents and video. Learn how soldiers lived
throughout the war, and gain a better understanding of their experiences.
Manage your Army
Carefully choose which companies to deploy - each company has unique strengths
and weakness. Learn the quirks and personalities of your companies: zealous
officers may refuse to retreat. Veteran companies will gain specializations,
with each unit type having unique abilities.
Everyone needs a break, and your companies must rest and replenish between
missions. Exhausted units perform poorly, so watch your unit rotations.
Map Editor and Online Cooperative mode
Recreate history's most famous battles of the war using an easy to use map
editor. Share your creations using Steam workshop. Create challenging scenarios
for others to try to beat!
Two heads are better than one - bring a comrade to fight at your side. Play the
entire campaign cooperatively, or try custom missions from the Steam