The Aerodrome – Lafayette Escadrille an innovative 3D air combat game based on the wartime exploits of the Lafayette Escadrille, a French squadron of American volunteers famous for their exploits in the skies above a war-torn France. Mark Grob, Executive Producer explains the concept:
“Lafayette Escadrille puts players in the cockpits of the aircraft flown by these brave men as they dueled with the German Air Force during World War One. We have combined an exciting aerial combat game with photos and other archive materials from Osprey Publishing that give a real sense of the history of these brave pilots. Aspiring aces can fly a variety of machines from the period, from the training fields of Luxeuil, France to the “Final Push” of the USAS 103rd, Pursuit Squadron. We are proud of this piece because it offers a glimpse into the games we’re creating, while also showing the mindset of these early aviators.”
The game launches on June 7th 2010 worldwide via the iTunes store. Lafayette Escadrille will seamlessly merge actual clips of the pilots into iPhone game clips, recreating the dogfights of World War One (multiple aircraft 10+) with historically accurate aircraft and conditions.
Lafayette Escadrille is the first part in a series of ‘Aerodrome’ games that will highlight the wartime exploits of different air units, British, French, German and American that fought over France in flimsy planes of wood and canvas. Historical accuracy and archive material will combine with thrilling combat sequences to bring the aerial duels to the iPhone.
A 3D air combat game based on the historical facts and accounts by members of the Lafayette Escadrille. The American Volunteer Aces of the Great War.
With Historical Photos and other materials provided by Osprey Publishing Ltd. You get a game full of great detail and an fun dog fighting game over the skies of France.
Fly over 8 different aircraft of the period:
Sopwith Strutter 1.5 Scout/Bomber
You will go head to head against German/Austrian Aces flying:
AVG V Bombers
Gotha 4/5 Bombers
Albatross D I, II, III
Fokker D III
Fokker D VII
plus more surprise encounters hidden in the game.
A total of 15 missions in a historical based campaign mode. From earning your wings, to a Bombing Raid the Oberndorf Mauser Factories, to finally do your part in the final "Big Push".
If that is not enough, enjoy Instant Action and take on the Eastern Powers by yourself till you run out of gas or blasted into a ball of flame. Wave after wave of aircraft will attack you and your lone aerodrome on the Western front. Be a true Ace.
This game also includes War Notes, a historical references of all the materials (photos, 3D models, etc.) used to make the this historical based game.