April 16th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
Eight Days In Convoke developer, Swanactive Studios, are working on their next PC title intended for a release this year – Fulmination is a Cold War era inspired real time strategy and the first gameplay has just been released.
If you were around during the Cold War era, playing games in the 70s and/or 80s in particular, then Fulmination will make a bit more sense to you. The game has you in charge of the defenses of a Soviet island which has become victim to number of incoming US missiles. The most interesting aspect of the game is the interface which rips out an old 80s style computer with basically just radar capabilities.
You’ll see the missiles incoming, at which point you’ll want to move your mouse to find out the co-ordinates for your anti-ballistic missiles and dummies to defend from the attack. To actually make any commands you’ll have to type them into the monitor which is what you’ll see the developer doing in the gameplay in the bottom left corner. It’s a simple premise with a simple story to fit, but the gameplay itself harks back a few decades to provide a challenge and something that will probably will quite retro-fresh.
Fulmination is still early in development but the developer is confident that it will be released this year for PC.
You can keep yourself updated on Fulmination by checking out its IndieDB page.