Hampstead, NC, 22 January 2009
War Plan Pacific, the exciting new Pacific theater grand strategy computer wargame from KE Studios and Shrapnel Games, is an easy game to expand thanks to its .XML scenario files. Using a text editor players can modify the scenarios that come with the game or create their own. Now, thanks to developer KE Studios, an official reference guide has been made available to help with these tasks.
The War Plan Pacific Scenario File Reference guide provides users with a quick and dirty guide to the .XML structure and explanations of what all the entries actually mean. With guide in hand players will be able to easily change any number of parameters (although the map itself and aircraft capabilities cannot be modified) to create their ideal scenario.
One of the most exciting abilities is the chance to create new vessels or edit existing ones. Want to see how warships that were planned but never actually built would fare? Create and add them in. Maybe youjust want to cheat and create a super SUPER battleship. Can do. Or for those feeling really ambitious turn back the clock and create a completely new order of battle based on World War One era vessels. Modders can even change individual gun statistics independent of the ship type for maximum flexibility.
The War Plan Pacific Scenario File Reference is available as a .PDF document and can be downloaded directly from the official War Plan Pacific product page.
From that page you can also download a limited demo of the game in case you have yet to experience the elegance that is War Plan Pacific.
War Plan Pacific is a wargame for the Windows OS developed by KE Studios and published by Shrapnel Games. Designed from the beginning to hearken back to the glory days of fast playing board games, War Plan Pacific allows players to fight the entire conflict in the Pacific during World War Two in a single session.
Playing either against the AI or another opponent (direct play online, no PBEM)gamers will command an historically accurate order of battle consisting of individual ships of light cruiser size or larger, transport fleets, and air groups (land combat is abstracted). Turns represent one month of real time and movement is simulated through a point-to-point method (a la GMT's Paths of Glory) covering twenty-nine strategically important locations. Unique victory conditions for both sides present the player with interesting choices depending on whether they are commanding the Japanese or the Allies, while allowing for a range of strategies to be implemented.
War Plan Pacific is available for immediate purchase for only $39.95 and can be had either as a physical product, shipped worldwide in a DVD case, or as a digital download. It is only available for Windows.
On Tuesday, January 27th, Shrapnel Games will be hosting a chat with John Hawkins of KE Studios. The chat will begin at 9 PM EST/6 PM PST and will be found on the Shrapnel Games forum. Look for "Chat" on the top bar of the forum. Please note that in order to participate, even passively, you must first register.
For more strategy games of excellence, along with a great selection of unique titles, please visit us at www.shrapnelgames.com. Now entering our first decade in business, Shrapnel Games is dedicated to bringing gamers the very best in the genres snubbed by the mainstream industry, as evidenced by our most recent releases: War Plan Pacific and BRAINPIPE.
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