What, This Looks More Like A PC Game Than An iPad Game

I don't just mean visually, because let's face it, these days what you're seeing here isn't that out of the ordinary. But look at the game mechanics on display, compare them to PC games of the same ilk and wonder why the hell hasn't anyone done this earlier?

Autumn Dynasty, a former 2009 IGF China Student Competition finalist, takes the simplest concepts of real-time strategy games and (looks to) move them effortlessly to the iPad, replacing precise mouse gestures with sweeping movements of the hand.

In crude ITS LIKE X MEETS Y terms, it's Total War meets Okami. Which, yeah, is just about the perfect video game. Provided it works as well as it does in this clip.

It's not out yet, sadly, but it should be soon.

Autumn Dynasty [Official Site, via Pocket Tactics]


    Ridiculous it hasn't been done earlier right. I pretty much got my iPad with the hope someone would make a Close Combat-esque RTS (Combat Mission Lite does not count). Pipedream I know but it seems like a cheap and easy fit, throw in some matchmaking and you have a winner.

      Yeah, I'd thought that an RTS using the iPad's strengths would have been inevitable. I've played a few Star Craft rip off's (with C&C UI), I like band boxing with touch, but the rest of the interface didn't transition well. I couldn't see anything here to suggest my wait is over, but then It didn't seem to look like much of anything. Here's hoping!

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