Here is a collection of oddly capitalized word compounds that should delight you: BattleTech’s MechWarrior is an iPad game now. Or, it will be soon, thanks to TriplePoint (again with the compounds) client Personae Studios, the folks behind the design and development of this latest giant-robot-exploding title. The new game is called MechWarrior: Tactical Command, and you may have already guessed that it involves giving commands to gigantic mechanical war vehicles from your iPad. I don’t understand how we can condense an entire tactical field command system into a tiny tablet, but we still need to fight our wars using nine-foot-tall walking tanks.
From the press release:
Based on the award winning franchise, MechWarrior: Tactical Command takes the world of the BattleTech universe and brings it straight into the palms of iPad users worldwide. The game combines unique, innovative multi-touch game controls along with a single player campaign written by a team of award winning famous science fiction authors, Loren L. Coleman and Randall N. Bills–veterans of the series canon lore. Personae Studios has made a firm effort in staying close to the original mechanics of the BattleTech board game in order to appeal to both newcomers and fans of the MechWarrior series alike.
Game’s out on the 27th. I’d start getting ready now — buying an insurance policy for your deadly bipedal war machine involves a lot of red tape.